2008 Scion xD Consumer Review: Wish I Could Return it

2008 Scion xD Hatchback - Consumer Review

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By Tom Gandy on


2008 Scion xD 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


I bought this XD with the auto trans, that was the first mistake. This thing scares the heck our of me while trying to merge into 70 mph traffic. Road noise is excessive and the ride is rather bumpy. The brakes are adequate but spongy. Highway mpg is not too bad at 38 but local driving is a dismal 23 mpg. Rear passenger space is surprisingly adequate for average sized people. Rear storage space is small but this a sub compact and is to be expected. The hubcaps had to go. I bought 7 spoke wheels that look much better.

Best Features

Options such as power windows, keyless entry and cruise control standard. Trip and mileage computer. Larger wheels than others in class.

Worst Features

Get rid of the shiny plastic trim with silver flecks, it always looks like it is dusty. The speedometer tach combo separated with a triangular silver piece of plastic looks dumb.
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