Before deciding on the Scion XD I checked out the competition, as I was looking for the most stylish, fuel efficient, sporty looking small car I could get at a great base price, with all the features I wanted. Honda fit, the Nissan Versa, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio, none compared..they all felt like I was driving a Chevette. The Scion XD feels and looks like a micro SUV. Base package comes with cruise control, power everything, keyless entry system, a very nice pioneer radio, and more. This is probably my favorite new car purchase in 20 years. There's so much to rave about with the XD. I get 34-37mpg in the city, haven't gotten to check out highway yet. I LOVE LOVE THIS CAR!
I would suggest a hatchback button on the keyless entry key for easier access when your hands are full.