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2012 xB: A Great Car
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By cscrutinizer
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2012 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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After stalking this model for a couple of years, I finally pulled the trigger and bought a used 2012 to replace by dying Saturn Vue. I couldn't be happier. The style is odd and will not appeal to many people, but funny enough, driving a box in today's world actually makes one stand out. Oh the irony. This is a fun car to drive, peppy and agile. The tight suspension and low profile tires makes it feel like a Porsche, minus the horses of course. I'm a big guy (6'/250lbs ) and I have tons of room. The seats are supportive and everything is within reach of the pilot's seat. It has more interior room than my extended cab Silverado. I'm averaging 28MPG. I love this car.


Favorite Features

-Handling. -Peppy engine. -Option to drive in clutchless manual mode. -Gas mileage. -Reliability. -Cargo and passenger space. -Safety rating.


Suggested Improvements

-The base Pioneer radio sucks. Really tinny and cumbersome controls. -The metal is a little thin and some of the parts are obviously cheap. But this is an economy car, so this is to be expected.


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2012 Scion xB Review
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By maxxtruck9906
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2012 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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This car is great! It has the 2.4L 4 cylinder, and a 4 speed transmission. After 5 months of owning this car I can say 2 things about it, 1.) It is near indestructible, and 2.) You can fit almost anything in it. I highly recommend this car. It is great for work, play, and family! I got it when it had 14,xxx miles, and it now has 24,xxx miles.


Favorite Features

Cargo space, leg room, Radio and stereo system, speedometer location, it's distinctive looks.


Suggested Improvements

Interior quality and features.


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Great Vehicle!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By stevo043
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2012 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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We had to purchase a 2012 because I unfortunately totaled out my wife's 2008. We loved our 2008, but this 2012 is alot better. It seems to be a little quiter than our 2008, but has more features. It's nice to have the room of an SUV, but the driveabiltiy of a car - we fit 2 car seats pretty easily! It rides pretty good, but you can feel the bumps (sport tuned suspension).


Favorite Features

I like the new features added - HD radio with Bluetooth, an actual center console with an armrest for both people, a telescoping steering wheel. My wife appreciates the dedicated clock with temperature instead of have to cycle through the information screen to find the time.


Suggested Improvements

Though it gets decent gas mileage, it's behind the times with it's 4-speed automatic. It would be nice to have had a 5 or 6 speed with an updated engine.


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Made the Jump from XA to XB--Love My Scion!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By catheu
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2012 Scion xB Release Series 9.0 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Review

With my little Scion XA paid off, I figured it was time to go new car shopping. My daughter is tugging me on one side to look at a RAV4, my fiance is tugging me on the other side to look at a Honda CRV, both are tugging me to check out the Nissan Rogue. So, I go to test-drive a Rouge. Nice, but for me, it just seemed a tad too wide--and since I am blind in my right eye, it could be --well, kinda not that good. OK? So I firmly put my foot down and went to look at the Scion XB. I test drove. I immediately felt comfortable. The car is deceptively large--it appears to be not that roomy from the outside, but once you get in, tons of room. Smooth Ride. Great Car!


Favorite Features

Stellar A/C, ( perfect for the menopausal woman that I am--kicks in immediately). CD player, Bluetooth so I can talk while remaining with both hands on the wheel, tons of space, comfy seats and great on gas.


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A thing of beauty...
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By auto_fan
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2012 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I used a Galant I had for five years as a trade-in toward my Scion XB. I have to say, the XB blows the Galant out of the H2O. The Scion is a lot of fun to drive. It blends the practicality of an SUV with the safety of a sedan. It seems small on the outside but is roomy on the inside. It also comes with free maintenance for 25K miles. And by the way, I got the best deal around from Fitzmall.


Favorite Features

Peppy 2.4 engine, smooth and high ride feel, noise isolation, Pioneer premium sound system, Bluetooth-capable stereo, generous cargo space, tight turning radius, split-folding back seat


Suggested Improvements

Just minor stuff. The center dashboard is a little distracting and moving it behind the wheel will not make the car less cool. It would be easier on the eyes if the color of the digital readings was soft green instead of bright orange. The armrest should be made of plastic instead of cloth because cloth gets soiled easily. Maybe a bigger engine as an option?


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Best of both worlds.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By orbit9090
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2012 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Best of both worlds: A spacious, sporty vehicle but with decent economy and great maneuverability. Love the center mounted gauges! In fact, since they are not hidden behind a steering wheel hub like most car's gauges, the Scion xB's center mounted gauges are very easy to read at a quick glance. The occupant compartment is spacious and airy, with plenty of headroom and wiggle room. Passengers often comment how much space the vehicle has and how comfortable and quiet it is.


Favorite Features

Brisk acceleration, great reliability, ease of ingress/egress, convenient Bluetooth for phone, large cargo capacity, spacious interior, easy-to-park compact exterior.


Suggested Improvements

Add more driver's seat-height-adjustment and add bottom-seat-angle-adjustment.


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Perfect for every Day and Trips!!
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By jaguar27
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2012 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I traded my Black 2007 on a white 2012 I liked the last one so much!! Granted, I only had 24k miles on it but never once did I have any kind of problem. The 2012 is a huge improvement, the instrument Cluster is much better, they have made much better use of the available realestate by showing the outside temperature and time without having to toggle through the display. Also, the sliding Armrest is way better than the skinny drop-down one. It's a perfect cummuter, although city mileage isn't great, I get a 22.4 average constantly, but that's with a 1.8 mile commute with 5 traffic lights. The standard is awesome with HD Radio, Bluetooth and iPod connection etc. Great sound.


Favorite Features

I can carry two roadbikes inside plus enough luggage for a weekend Cycling trip. Cruises at 80mph with power to spare. Simple to fold rear seats flat. Huge carrying capacity for Costco trips etc. Comfortable and easy to drive and most of all...Outstanding reliability. I love my xB!!


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Traded from Rav4 - Surprised and Satisfied!
29 of 29 people found this review helpful
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By corolla_scion
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2012 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I had an 04 Rav4 that blew a head gasket with 120k miles. Unfortunate and unlikely, but it happened. This brought us to the dealer to repair the Rav4 or buy a new one. After considering a new Rav, and much deliberation, we decided on a 2012 Scion xB instead. I must say it was a good decision. It's hard to get the cargo, features, and quality for under $20K. We are very happy with our decision. Cargo is not much smaller than an SUV in the Rav4 class and the TCO is much lower. Smaller tires and engine, similar MPG's, cheaper oil changes, insurance rates, etc.


Favorite Features

Favorite feature is design. I think the new contours in the exterior design is better. A little less "boxy". Shorter side windows and taller door panels give it that chop-top look. Interior is fantastic! Very roomy, easy to get in and out, and plenty of cargo room. Placement of the center located display cluster has been critized, but you get used to it quickly and found to like it better. It's better at night. Less "light noise" in your face maybe? Telescopic/tilt steering column. Plenty of room for rear passengers and seats are very easy to fold down at the touch of a button. Price - very nice! Finally, tech gadgets are in the base models (Bluetooth, iPod/mp3 USB, HD radio, etc)!


Suggested Improvements

BETTER MPG's!!! Come on Toyota! You can do it! :) I've read that if it had a five or six speed automatic it would achieve better fuel economy. Why didn't they do it? The Corolla we own is fantastic in that regard. If the xB was as efficient as the Corolla I'd never drive the Corolla, but when we need to get far (without cargo) we take the Corolla. At 35-38 MPG who wouldn't. I've read that they were designing for the younger crowd and wanted a peepier ride, but I'd trade sporty acceleration for a more economical xB!


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Xb 2
6 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By cleard2land
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2012 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Much improved from my 06 Xb. More room and power, better mpg with the same Toyota quality. Did change the tires for a much queiter ride.


Favorite Features

"big" small car


Suggested Improvements

a 5 or 6 speed auto


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Great Car --- Great Value
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By clockdoc
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2012 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Suprised just how quick the car is. Easy to be 10 over the limit. Bought for the comfort and ease of entry exit for a guy over 60. My kids, 7 and 4 really like it. Several hundred miles on it since new and am averaging 28-34 mpg. Kid seats are easy to install and for the kids to use. Young families and oldsters should check it out as well at the single folks. What a value for well under 20K even with sales tax. Check one out, you will not be disappointed


Favorite Features

Great mileage, great build quality. Kid friendly, and does not look like an old folks car. Superb sound system. Love the HD choices.


Suggested Improvements

Make the overhead bin a standard option


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