2009 Scion xD 1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Good ride without the superfluous
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2009 Scion xD Hatchback - Consumer Review

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Good ride without the superfluous stuff
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2009 Scion xD 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

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Test drove Fit, Versa, Corolla, Camry, Civic. Liked the xD the best. Honda cars didn't respond well and the Versa didn't have a flat cargo space when the seats folded down. The xD responds right away when I push the gas. The manual transmission is geared better than the Fit's. I don't find the dials as hard to read as others say. The actual gas mileage is always less than the electronic meter on the car tells me it is, but I still get around 35 highway (~75mph) and easily 32 mixed. At lower speeds (~65mph) on the highway I've gotten higher. The cup holders are in weird places, usually low and not within reach without leaning. No armrest, but I don't feel like it needs one. Overall great car!

Favorite Features

Radio and ipod hookups are pluses. Lots of space and the back seats are very comfortable (says my passengers). Front seats are also supportive - I have a bad back (herniated disk) but had no problems after a 6 hour drive. Gas mileage (saving money never goes out of style)! Price was lower than Fit

Suggested Improvements

Others have suggested hookups for other than iPod. It has an AUX hookup, so I don't know what else they're looking for. Better location of cupholders, less road noise, change the way the shoulder strap of rear middle seat hooks to ceiling, lumbar support in driver's seat
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