my name is MARANDA COBB im 31 years old i have 3 kids and a husband i recently had a 2008 scion xb and i got in a bad car wreck on SEPTEMBER 19,2016 and it was a very bad wreck i was hit head on and the guy that hit me was doing 65 mph/ 70 mph i must say im very impressed with the safety of my 2008 scion xb im very thankful to be alive i walked away with the left side of my face broken only because my head hit the door frame but other than that im ok . im very impressed of how the inside of the car is still impacted together the quality of the car im very satisfied with the quality of the scion xb . my car was totaled and im very upset about it because that was my only car and i really loved it . If i could i would get another one just like it i just cant afford it and it brake my heart that it happened to me but im impressed with the car i just wanted to let everyone know im one happy customer .
We bought this car because my 80yr old parents could easily get in and out of this car easily. There is enough headroom that my father could even wear his Stetson hat! Not many cars have that much head room, and there was plenty of room in the front seat or the back seat for his long legs! We have had this car for over 8 years, and the only thing it has needed was a new battery, which is pretty good for over 100,000 miles on it.
Buy an XB if you want amazing interior leg room in a small wagon, a smooth ride with the automatic model, and an interior that can go completely flat from dashboard to rear hatch to create comfortable sleeping space. Can do just one side like that, as well, if one person wants to drive and one person wants to sleep. This car is so, so roomy inside, and yet it's so small, really, that you often can't see it in parking lots. It can be a real workhorse, too, because the interior seat configuration that can flatten out on one side or both and you can throw lumber inside, surfboards, bikes, animal kennels - whatever. Very versatile.
Only negatives I can think of are: 1) it rides low to the ground, so if you so much as drive up too far in a parking space and hit the cement stopper, you may cosmetically damage your front bumper (have done). Also, there is somewhat of a blind spot over driver's left shoulder (which I suppose is normal in a lot of cars),
Good little car for getting around town. Can haul 4 thirty-three gallon garbage bins to the dump. Noisy ride, can also feel every bump in the road. Rear panel obstructs view, especially on the right side, contributed to a small fender bender of "the other car". With some improvements I would have bought another one, but since Toyota is not making the line any more, I am out looking for a replacement.
I love this car. That being said, it is a practical everyday vehicle which has good headroom for taller folks. It would be a great commuter car. The gas mileage is good but not outstanding. You can't beat the price or the value it holds down the road. Well, built, reliable transportation.