2008 Scion xB: Cargo Space
November 26, 2007
I used our 2008 Scion xB last week for the Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend. This meant driving to the in-laws' house with my wife, a four-month-old baby in a reverse-facing carseat and a significant amount of stuff for 600 miles roundtrip.
By stuff, I mean two suitcases, the baby's Pack 'n Play play-yard, two duffel bags, a cooler, a garment bag, a computer laptop bag, a tennis racket, a backpack, an SLR camera bag, three tote bags, two cake holders, two pillows and other accoutrement.
The xB managed the load, though I did have to pack everything pretty tight... I don't like blocking the view through the rearview mirror, so I didn't fully utilize the 21.7 cubic feet of luggage space. Total interior volume is listed at 122.5 cubic feet.
I like the idea of being space efficient, but having something a bit bigger would have been nice. For comparison, a Toyota RAV4 has 36.4 cubic feet of luggage space and 144.6 cubic feet of interior volume.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 10,096 miles