Used 2014 Scion xD

Pros & Cons

  • Extensive customization options
  • useful sliding/reclining backseat
  • high-tech audio systems.
  • Underwhelming fuel economy
  • mediocre cargo space
  • unfriendly to tall drivers.
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List Price Estimate
$8,173 - $11,735

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Among small hatchbacks, the 2014 Scion xD offers a long list of customization options as well as a sound system that transcends its humble price tag. Rivals offer higher fuel economy and a more enjoyable driving experience, however.

Vehicle overview

Some small hatchbacks promise stellar fuel economy. Others offer outstanding utility. And there are even a few that cater to less sensible desires by promising sporty handling. The 2014 Scion xD doesn't distinguish itself in any of these areas, but that's no reason to write it off. If you're looking for an affordable hatchback with an impressive stock audio system and plenty of personalization possibilities, the xD just might be worth a look.

Unquestionably, Scion builds cars for buyers who love their tunes, and in this respect, the xD doesn't disappoint: The standard audio system includes a 6.1-inch touchscreen interface and USB/iPod integration, and that's unusual for a car in this humble price bracket. You can also select an optional upgraded system that offers navigation and smartphone audio app integration. Other customization options abound, making it possible for the young and the young at heart to create an xD that's individual and unique.

For the more practical-minded, there's a backseat that reclines to foster second-row comfort and slides fore and aft to accommodate the needs of passengers or cargo. There's also a 128-horsepower, 1.8-liter engine that delivers brisk acceleration relative to others in this class. Additionally, the Scion xD's ride quality both on the freeway and on surface streets is smooth and agreeable, and parent company Toyota's sterling reputation for reliability doesn't hurt a bit.

But don't sign on the dotted line just yet. The small hatchback segment is more competitive than ever, and the 2014 xD faces stiff rivalry from a number of more talented contenders. If you desire more engaging handling and better fuel economy, you'd be better served by the 2014 Chevy Sonic or 2014 Ford Fiesta. For superior utility, there's the 2014 Honda Fit, with its nifty folding rear seat and impressive cargo capacity. The Kia Rio and Kia Soul are also worth investigating. Within this strong pool of candidates, the 2014 Scion xD is best suited for price-conscious shoppers who want a car that's easy to customize.

Scion xD models

The 2014 Scion xD four-door hatchback is available in a single trim level. Standard equipment includes 16-inch steel wheels, air-conditioning, cruise control, full power accessories, a tilt steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a six-speaker CD sound system with a 6.1-inch touchscreen display and an iPod/USB interface.

Instead of factory options, you can choose from a trailer load of dealer-installed accessories for your xD, including a rear spoiler, remote engine starter, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a cargo cover, a center armrest, a navigation system, a premium sound system, satellite radio, carbon-fiber trim and a host of TRD performance parts.

2014 Highlights

For 2014, the Scion xD's standard audio system includes a 6.1-inch touchscreen display.

Performance & mpg

Powering the 2014 Scion xD is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 128 hp and 125 pound-feet of torque. Buyers may choose either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission.

In Edmunds testing, a manual-equipped xD accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 8.4 seconds, making it considerably quicker than most competitors, with only the turbocharged Sonic nipping at its heels. Fuel economy is below average, however, at an EPA-estimated 29 mpg combined (27 mpg city/33 mpg highway) with either transmission.


Standard safety features on the 2014 Scion xD include antilock brakes, stability control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and front active head restraints.

In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash testing, the xD scored the highest rating of "Good" in moderate-overlap frontal offset, side-impact and roof strength tests. Its seat/head restraint design was also rated "Good" for whiplash protection in rear impacts.

In Edmunds braking testing, the xD stopped from 60 mph in a respectable 123 feet.


The 2014 Scion xD's 1.8-liter engine offers uncommon punch for this segment and is the highlight of the driving experience. The outdated four-speed automatic does it no favors in the performance department, though, so we'd recommend going with the manual transmission if you can. On city streets and freeways alike, the xD offers satisfactory ride comfort. However, compared with the Chevy Sonic and Ford Fiesta hatchbacks, the Scion xD simply isn't very engaging to drive. Its steering isn't especially crisp or communicative, and its handling abilities are merely average.


The xD's minimalist interior features shades of dark gray with lots of matte-finish metallic trim. Entertainment and climate controls are arranged logically on the center stack and flow down to a nesting space for phones and iPods (with a USB port close by). The optional BeSpoke audio system, which also includes navigation, is designed to run an iPhone app that consolidates Facebook, Twitter, Yelp and Internet radio.

We can't say we're fans of the xD's odd instrument panel, which is divided into three partitions with a disorienting speedometer/tachometer sharing the same circular gauge. As the speedo needle spins clockwise, the tach needle climbs toward it from the opposite hemisphere.

The seating position is very upright, and taller drivers might have trouble getting comfortable due to limited legroom and a steering column that tilts but doesn't telescope. Headroom is generous, though, and rear passengers will enjoy ample space thanks to a reclining seatback and fore/aft-adjustable bench. Unfortunately, the xD stiffs you on cargo space. Its 35.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity (with the rear seats folded) falls short of what you'll get in most rivals; the Honda Fit, for example, offers 57.3 cubes.


Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2014 Scion xD.

Average user rating: 5.0 stars
3 total reviews
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Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, Small Car With Great Versatility
Rick Papin,
4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
For my purposes this car is perfect. Occasional back-seat passengers can be accommodating by slight adjustment of the front seats. Normally used for a driver and passenger, this car is perfect. Day to day the cargo space with back seats up accomodates groceries or whatever. In the spring, with seats folded down, it handily loads my mulch, garden soil, plants, etc. I'm very disappointed that this car is no longer manufactured.
5/5 stars, What a fun car!
Alisa LaVine,
4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
This is my second Scion and I love it more than my 05' XA. It's perfect for a single person or a couple with maybe one child. The acceleration is a surprise considering the size of the engine. While it isn't the smoothest ride, it's perfectly acceptable for a subcompact. The touchscreen, Pioneer stereo is an added bonus as well as it being Bluetooth friendly. The gas mileage is good and the seats are comfortable. Update: I've had my Scion for over 6 months now and I still love it! It is lively getting up to speed on the freeway and fun for urban driving. Too bad Toyota is no longer making Scions.
5/5 stars, Second Time Around Is Just As Good
Rick Papin,
4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
My 2013 Scion XD was totaled by a driver running a red light. I came out of it with minor injuries. Because I liked the car and was grateful for the safety features that prevented serious injury, I leased a 2014 Scion XD. I am just as happy with this model. It has enough cargo space to handle my regular shopping with no problem. With the seats down, I hit Lowe's all season long for gardening needs: Mulch, potting soil, plants, etc. Meets all of my needs without breaking the bank or crowding out the second car in the garage.

Features & Specs

MPG & Fuel
27 City / 33 Hwy / 29 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 11.1 gal. capacity
5 seats
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 128 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 125 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Length: 154.7 in. / Height: 59.4 in.
Overall Width with Mirrors: N/A
Overall Width without Mirrors: 67.9 in.
Curb Weight: 2665 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 10.5 cu.ft.


IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Roof Strength Test
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test


Is the Scion xD a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2014 xD both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Scion xD fuel economy, so it's important to know that the xD gets an EPA-estimated 29 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the xD has 10.5 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Scion xD. Learn more

Is the Scion xD reliable?

To determine whether the Scion xD is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the xD. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the xD's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2014 Scion xD a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2014 Scion xD is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2014 xD is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2014 Scion xD?

The least-expensive 2014 Scion xD is the 2014 Scion xD 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $15,920.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A) which starts at $16,720
  • 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M) which starts at $15,920
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What are the different models of Scion xD?

If you're interested in the Scion xD, the next question is, which xD model is right for you? xD variants include 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A), and 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M). For a full list of xD models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2014 Scion xD

Used 2014 Scion xD Overview

The Used 2014 Scion xD is offered in the following submodels: xD Hatchback. Available styles include 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A), and 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M). The Used 2014 Scion xD comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual. The Used 2014 Scion xD comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 2 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2014 Scion xD?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the Used 2014 Scion xD and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the Used 2014 xD 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the Used 2014 xD.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2014 Scion xD and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2014 xD featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New Used 2014 Scion xD?

Used 2014 Scion xD 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

The Used 2014 Scion xD 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $17,490. The average price paid for a new Used 2014 Scion xD 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A) is trending $7,959 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,959 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $9,531.

The average savings for the Used 2014 Scion xD 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A) is 45.5% below the MSRP.

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What is the MPG of a 2014 Scion xD?

2014 Scion xD 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A), 4-speed automatic, regular unleaded
29 compined MPG,
27 city MPG/33 highway MPG

2014 Scion xD 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M), 5-speed manual, regular unleaded
29 compined MPG,
27 city MPG/33 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG29
Transmission4-speed automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement1.8 L
Passenger Volume95.0 cu.ft.
Wheelbase96.9 in.
Length154.7 in.
Height59.4 in.
Curb Weight2665 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2014 Scion xD?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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