2008 Scion xB Long-Term Road Test

2008 Scion xB: Who Needs a Truck?

September 10, 2007

Here's the thing: you can't judge a book by its cover and you can't judge a 2008 Scion xB by its outside dimensions.

A few weeks ago I bought a twelve-foot kayak at a yard sale for seventy-five bucks. I drove it home in my Honda Fit. The next day I borrowed our 2007Chevrolet Silverado LT thinking it would be perfect for hauling the kayak to the beach... Well, a twelve-foot kayak in a six-foot bed leaves six feet of kayak ready to impale cars behind me. But in the Fit and the Scion there were only about two feet hanging out. Not only that but my two sons sat in the rear seat and we all took a turn on the water.

Philip Reed, Edmunds.com Senior Consumer Advice Editor, 6,400 miles

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