I am retired and I wanted a fun and economical car with space to carry things. I drove 12 cars before buying my xB. I like the ride, the handling, and the large cargo space. The car is responsive and fun to drive. To make it even more fun, I added several Toyota dealer installed products including a cold air intake, free flow exhaust, 18" wheels and performance tires. The normal good acceleration is now fantastic. Best of all, the highway mileage is now over 31 mpg.
The crisp handling and the tight turning radius are my favorite features. I make long trips in this vehicle and I find the seats comfortable on long distance all-day drives.
Originally I thought this car might need a 5 speed automatic transmission, but after driving it for 10,000 miles, I have decided I would change nothing.