2005 Scion xB Consumer Review: 2005 xB

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2005 xB
By 2toasters on


2005 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


My wife bought a used 2005 xB and we liked it so much that I bought an identical (except color) one for myself. We are both older and drive accordingly, so we get about 33MPG in city and 37+ on Hwy. Both xB's have about 50k miles on them and we love them. The 1500cc engines pay off. We would not buy the newer, larger xB's because of their economy and looks. A big mistake on Toyota's part, we think. A typical comment: "this back seat is like a Lincoln Town Car". We will definitely keep these cars and repair them for as long as possible. This may be the car for you, too?

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By crazedcommuter
on 12/04/11 10:20 AM (PST)

I have an '05 as well bought new. I was equally impressed with the room and mpg in this thing. I used it as a daily commuter (112 miles a day) for 4 years at speeds up to 80 mph. Gave it to my 19 yr old daughter to drive at 105k and now have 116k on it. Just had the 90k service done. LoL. I always ran full synthetic or blend oils and have gone thru 4 sets of tires with no mechanical issues at all. This car is a keeper.

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