2004 Scion xA Consumer Review: Scion xA - Alot of bang for th

2004 Scion xA - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

117 Total Reviews

All Models

Build Quality
Reliability Value
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Scion xA - Alot of bang for the buck. Mediocre performance.
By rx1 on


2004 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


I have driven and owned several cars in my driving experience. I have had mixed feeling about this car.


Comes relatively loaded for the sticker price. Good mpg, 32-ish. Good solid manual transmission. Impressive reliability. Surprisingly roomy.


Sluggish response from a buzzy, noisy engine. You have to be willing to rev it hard, and downshift to achieve passing speed. Narrow wheel base, tall stance results in sloppy handling.
Light weight and engine position result in unstable handling in snowbelt. Soundproofing is minimal. Long highway rides are noisy and tedious.

I bought new. I lasted 4 years and 36k miles before selling.

Best Features

A ton of standard features. Good resale.

Worst Features

Larger engine, slightly wider wheel base.
Recommend (4) (0)

Are you the author of this review?

Update Your Review
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.


Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.