2006 Scion xA Consumer Review: Great little car, but needs s

2006 Scion xA - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

173 Total Reviews

All Models

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Great little car, but needs some help
By Rick on


2006 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


Seat comfort, storage capacity, fun factor, and economy of the xA are all outstanding. It has two major design faults though. 1. The "cold start" process keeps the vehicle in a lower gear for far too long when the engine is cold. This forces the rev's to go far beyond what we have learned to be prudent. The automatic transmission will also not go into 4th speed (overdrive) until the engine has reached the "warm" status. The only practical alternative to prevent engine over-reving into the 2.5K range when it is cold is to let it run for 5 min in the driveway. This defeats the entire purpose! 2. The auto transmission needs a 5th gear. 70 mph needs 3,000 plus rpm on level ground. Still, this is a great little car...I love it!

Best Features

The economy, loads of space, and "fun factor."

Worst Features

It needs some design upgrades. (see text above)
Recommend (0) (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.