2012 Scion xB is Space and Style All in One

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For many prospective drivers just beginning to have an idea of what kind of wheels they want to be cruising roads with, mixing space with class can be rather difficult, especially where prices are concerned. There is simply not that many vehicles that can offer comfortable room and a comfortable price without looking a little on the lousy side of things. Fortunately, the 2012 Scion xB can provide all of these without making you bend at the cost.

Coolly classy, the Scion xB exudes a calm elegance that is reminiscent of commanding monarchs in the presence of their subjects. By impressing the fact that simple designs can also drop jaws when done right, the Scion xB shakes the concept that beautiful necessarily means complicated. It is the perfect vehicle for the unassuming protagonists of their own stories.

As with the outside, the interior of the Scion xB is calmly elegant, with enough gratifying space that can hold plenty of passengers and their respective gears. So whether your intention is to go outdoors or to drive towards a gathering of some sophistication, you can lean back and relax knowing that you are riding in style. The consoles are not bad either, and you can be sure to know exactly how the xB is doing at all times.

When it comes to how the xB performs on the road, a little test drive will tell you all you need to know. Its engine delivers a whopping 158 hp, allowing you to take full advantage of the power that its 2.8L capacity provides. The xB can you get you places, at a pace you cannot complain about.

The Boxy and Edgy 2012 Scion xB

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The Scion xB began the craze in boxy cars. Although it doesn’t enjoy being one of a kind anymore because of competitors, it’s still a leader in its class. This year this compact vehicle has even more cargo space and power surpassing those of mid-sized SUVs. The Scion xB is a 5-door crossover vehicle which comes in two variants, the base model and the limited series 9.0.  The exterior appearance is soft cornered and wide with a long flat roof. It’s a low rider with honeycomb grille making it utterly funky and youthful.

Standard exterior features include 16 inch wheels, power outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, intermittent front windshield wipers, rear window wiper, chrome tipped exhaust and projector-beam headlights.

There is enough head and legroom inside even for tall adults. The spacious cargo that is almost 70 cubic feet is owed to the wide boxy design of the car. There is height adjustable driver seat and 60/40 split reclining fold-flat rear seats for superior comfort. Unique to the Scion xB is the clean dash with center-mounted instrument cluster.

The 2012 Scion xB appeals to the younger consumers with the standard six-speaker Pioneer sound system with iPod interface and RCA for additional speakers. The head unit can be customized and it can be upgraded to Alpine touch screen. The 9.0 has Pandora Internet radio connectivity.

The 2012 Scion xB is powered by a 2.4 Liter 4-cylinder engine having 158 horsepower and 162 lb. ft torque. It comes standard with a 5-speed transmission but an option for a 4-speed automatic. Fuel efficiency is estimated at 22 for city driving and 28 on highways. It is made safe with side and curtain airbags as well as stability and traction control. Scion also offers great service with their complimentary service boost when you reach 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first.

2012 Scion xB: Compact And Versatile

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Some models have trouble selling because their market is too limited. Either the vehicle is too rugged for the cool driver, or too cool for the rugged driver. The 2012 Scion xB does away all that by appealing to both worlds—or both drivers, to be specific—as a fashionable car for urban driving and a tough vehicle for off-road adventures. In a nutshell, the 2012 Scion xB is particularly noted for compact size yet roomy cabin, which makes it the ideal vehicle for driving the wife and kids out in the city. And since it got the benefit of several feature upgrades and outright improved performance from last year’s model, those who prefer a little outdoor adventure with Mother Nature won’t feel left out. If anything, they’ll realize eventually that they made the right choice with the 2012 Scion xB.

This year’s model is endowed with a powerful four-cylinder engine. It’s got 2.4 liters capacity and 158 horsepower, more than enough for a vehicle of its size. Handling of the 2012 Scion xB feels smooth and comfortable even at high speeds, which is more than anybody can say for other models available on the market.

The interior is generous with a spacious cabin and comfortable seats. The design is classic and the Pioneer audio system is superb. When you go for long drives, there is no reason to worry about discomfort or boredom while riding the 2012 Scion xB.

If you are on the market for a compact truck, the 2012 Scion xB is definitely the way to go. Top marks from industry critics make the 2012 Scion xB worth every dollar in your purchase.

2012 Scion xB: Somewhere in Between the Limo and Gangster Look

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The 2012 Scion xB is a big machine with a roomy, versatile interior, impressive modern technology features, and ample cargo space.  It might be angular but is definitely stylish and is considered one of the most spacious and utilitarian among its class. Aside from being stylish and practical, this vehicle is very safe and reliable being noted as a “Top Safety Pick” by the 2012 Insurance Institute for Highway.  This definitely gives families some peace of mind especially for the younger ones wanting to drive this hip vehicle.

Consumers love the iconic box styling that makes the vehicle refined yet quite edgy but very practical.  It truly deserves to be an excellent pick among the other affordable small cars out in the market today.  Plus points are the very good resale value, impressive build quality, good fuel economy, and a rich feature list.

The 2012 Scion xB had earned top crash-test scores making it quite popular among parents of first-time drivers.  Adults and youngsters are both attracted to the fact that this vehicle is somewhere in between having that limo classy look and a hip, gangster look.

There are lots of stellar safety features including mandatory curtain and side airbags and the inclusion of a stability control system, which can be temporarily disengaged should needed in difficult situations like a heavy snowfall.

Powertrain includes the 2.4-liter engine four-cylinder engine that produces 158 hp.  It is available in either five-speed manual or four-speed automatic.  Consumers prefer the five-speed manual though for the nicely weighted shift lever and progressive clutch uptake.  But the four-speed automatic goes very well with urban driving.

Consumers love the excellent and steady throttle response along with the smooth acceleration even with just a little bit of pressing on the gas pedal.  Engine remains quiet and steady even at fast speeds.

For fuel economy, the average was 26 miles/gallon in about 420 miles mostly on the freeway.  EPA ratings are at 22/28 mpg city/highway.