2015 Scion xB

Pros: Excellent passenger and cargo room for the exterior size; good maneuverability; easy entry and exit

Cons: Antiquated 4-speed automatic transmission—most rivals have 5- or 6-speed automatics; middling fuel economy for the class; odd control layout puts style over ergonomics

CG Says: The 2015 Scion xB gets a standard rearview camera as its only change of note. The current-generation xB debuted as a 2008 model, and hasn’t seen any major updates since then. The 2015 model year will be the xB’s last, and Scion doesn’t appear to have any direct successor in the works. The boxy body style makes xB a cross between a hatchback and a wagon and gives it the cargo utility of an SUV. Scion’s iconic “box” is practical and decently refined for its class, but goes a little heavy on gas for its size and power. It’s not as quirky as the original model, but the shape makes it a practical, “hip” alternative to more-traditional small cars and crossovers.

The Facts
Class Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Scion
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices Base: $17,120
686 Parklan Edition: $19,685

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
158
Std. Transmission
5-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
4-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28

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2015 Scion xB