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2005 Scion xA Hatchback

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Scion xA Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.5 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 108 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 27/34 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Scion xA

  • Roomy and well equipped, the spunky Scion xA is one of the best buys for 2005 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.

  • What's New for 2005

    The Scion xA carries over unchanged for 2005. Sales are now nationwide.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (95 total reviews)  |  Write a Review

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Fantastic car

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Vehicle: 2005 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

We bought 2005 Scion brand new when gas prices started going up. We wanted a disposable car if you will, something cheap, good on gas. What we got is a fantastic car, we have 115 thousand miles on it and have done nothing to the car but replace tires. It's fun to drive, zips in and out of traffic, can park anywhere even if there's not much room. My husband and I are both tall people and it has a lot more space inside than what you might think. I've driven this car a lot on small road trips (under 1000 miles) and just love it. I believe we will get over 200,000 on this vehicle and considering we paid a total of $14,000 including tax, title, license, I think we got a great deal.




Toyota/ scion xa- engine problems

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Vehicle: 2005 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

I bought a used 2005 Scion XA in April 2010 with 118k miles. Based on my research & previous experience with Toyota; I thought I was getting a reliable and fuel economic commuter car. Unfortunately within 5 months and 7k miles later my check engine light came on. My mechanic told me heard a knock in the engine. 2 weeks later the car started to shake and the got very loud. I will never buy a scion again & lost faith in toyota's reliability.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Fantastic car!

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Vehicle: 2005 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

We bought our Scion over 5 years ago. It has been VERY dependable and a lot of fun to drive! Visibility (I'm short) is very good!! My husband has taken it over...:)




Never have i loved like

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Vehicle: 2005 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

Love this car! stylish, fun to drive, great fuel numbers and frankly the best car that I have ever owned. I drove many small and mid sized cars in my 2 year search and fell in love just sitting in this car. Then I drove it and was hooked. Looked for almost a year for right car at right price and am so happy that I finally found her. I will never drive another. This is it for me. WOW!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Love

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Vehicle: 2005 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

I traded in my 04 VW beetle for this car because I needed a small 4 door car. I've owned Ebony for almost a year now and I love her! So far I've needed 1 new tire, battery and ABS assembly in addition to the regular maintenance. The fuel economy is AMAZING! I love the way she handles, her roomy back door, how easy it is to park and so much more! I only have three complaints 1.No armrest 2.No cruise control 3. She has a weak A/C (in comparison to my beetle), which is hard with the FL summer heat.




Great car

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Vehicle: 2005 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

I bought this to be a commuter car to and from work 70 miles a day and I have never regretted my decision. This is a great car. I have driven it long distance a couple of times and the ride is comfortable. You will be amazed on how much you can pack in the car 1,2, or none of the seats folded down. I already have put 88K on it, and look forward to the next 88K. I still love how small it is because it's so much easier and fun to weave thru traffic.



Full 2005 Scion xA Review

What's New for 2005

The Scion xA carries over unchanged for 2005. Sales are now nationwide.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 27
  • cty
/
  • 34
  • highway
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