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2012 xB: A Great Car
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By cscrutinizer
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2012 Scion xB Wagon 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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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By maxxtruck9906
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2012 Scion xB Wagon 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 Wagon 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 Wagon Release Series 9.0 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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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 Wagon 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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