The 2012 Scion xD is like a blank canvas for car buyers. This five-door hatchback offers nearly 3 dozen dealer installed options for customization on top of the excellent standard and safety features. There is plenty of cargo space and versatile seating structure. The xD is dimensionally close to the xB although this one has more of a conventional styling than its boxy sibling. It has a bulldog snout and blunt front end. The tailgate has a spoiler and there is a choice of three 16-inch wheel covers.
You can also upgrade to 18-inch alloy wheels and add an array of exterior accessories like light-emitting diode taillights. The xD is 154.7 inches long and 67.9 inches wide. The limited Series 4.0 has a unique Blizzard pearl paint that matches its interior trim and seating.
Inside, you’ll find it spacious and has a capacity to seat up to 5 people. The sliding and reclining rear seats can give more legroom for taller passengers. A dual glove box is installed as well as a cellphone storage tray. The compartment has additional space below the cargo floor too.
With a six-speaker Pioneer audio system that has iPod compatibility, HD radio and Bluetooth, you won’t need to look for replacement to satisfy your love for music. Keyless entry, air-conditioning, power doors and windows, multi-information display, cruise control and tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio controls all come standard with the 2012 Scion xD.
It is packed with standard safety features to ease your mind including antilock brakes with brake assist, stability and traction controls, electronic brake-force distribution, advanced airbags for driver and front passenger along with seat-mounted airbags and active headrests, front and rear side curtain airbags and tire monitoring system.
A 1.8 Liter 4-cylinder engine with 128 horsepower and 125 lb. ft. of torque is what gives this youthful ride power. You can choose between a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic transmission. Mpg is estimated at 27 in city driving and 33 in highways.