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Scion xA Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.5 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 108 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 27/34 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2004 Scion xA

  • Roomy and well-equipped, the spunky Scion xA is one of the best buys for 2004 in the economy car segment.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Handles well for an economy car, lengthy standard equipment list, comfortable seats, easy to load cargo, better deal than Toyota's Echo.

  • Cons

    The cool stuff costs extra, modest passing power with automatic transmission, no cruise control.

  • What's New for 2004

    In an effort to get buyers under 30 into its dealerships, Toyota launches an all-new division called Scion. The brand will eventually…

 
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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (114 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Scion xa - alot of

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Vehicle: 2004 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

I have driven and owned several cars in my driving experience. I have had mixed feeling about this car. Pros Comes relatively loaded for the sticker price. Good mpg, 32-ish. Good solid manual transmission. Impressive reliability. Surprisingly roomy. Cons Sluggish response from a buzzy, noisy engine. You have to be willing to rev it hard, and downshift to achieve passing speed. Narrow wheel base, tall stance results in sloppy handling. Light weight and engine position result in unstable handling in snowbelt. Soundproofing is minimal. Long highway rides are noisy and tedious. I bought new. I lasted 4 years and 36k miles before selling.




First car..

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Vehicle: 2004 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

Umm i've driven more than one car but only owned the XA and i'm very happy with it. I rear ended someone and the grill on the car wasn't stock..? so that cost me about $500 more. The gas pump is weird. When i go to fill up gas the pump kicks off a lot so i have to manual fill my tank most of the time.. annoying but not to inconvenient.




I love this car!

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Vehicle: 2004 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

I am a student who needed a practical, reliable, and economical car to drive. I also wanted something that was fun to drive. Not many cars can encompass all these characteristics effectively. The Scion xA does a great job for being an economy car. It at has been very reliable so far with no major mechanical problems, and I get at least 30 MPG regularly, with the best so far being 35 MPG. It is also very fun to drive, especially witht the five speed. I am a beginner stick shift driver and this car is not only very easy to learn on but also very forgiving. It offers a ton of cargo space if you are willing to fold the rear seats down. It's a Toyota so you can't go wrong with that.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 27
  • cty
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  • 34
  • highway
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Full 2004 Scion xA Review

What's New for 2004

In an effort to get buyers under 30 into its dealerships, Toyota launches an all-new division called Scion. The brand will eventually grow to three models, but for now two are offered; one of these is a small but well-equipped five-door hatchback called the xA. Scion will use a no-haggle sales strategy and give buyers ample opportunity to customize their xAs, drawing upon a list of over three dozen dealer-installed options.

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2004 Scion xA Discussions See all Started By

marc28
marc28
06-23-2007
Hi guys, need some help from you guys. Everytime i drive my XA 2004 model, i noticed the red light handbrake icon always appeared whenever i step on the accelerator to speed up. does anyone here have ...


revka
revka
01-27-2003
Edmunds.com now has information on the 2004 Scion xA in their Future Vehicles section. Check it out, and let us know what you think!...


cloned_2_death
cloned_2_death
05-29-2007
Of course, this all raises the question of exactly what market segment is Toyota trying to reach with its Scion brand. Funky, bold, unique, practical, inexpensive vehicles like the xB were supposed to...



 

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