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Used Scion xB Overview And How To Get The Best Price
Initially rolled out for the 2004 model year, it was 2005 when the xB first became available from coast to coast.
And with its unique looks, flexible configurations, excellent gas mileage and reasonable pricing, the xB soon found an enthusiastic following.
And speaking of fuel economy, the earlier xB models get an impressive 31 mpg in the city and 35 on the highway. The redesigned (and larger) 2008 xB gets a respectable 22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.
It's list of standard features is also extremely impressive and includes anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, stability and traction control, power accessories and an MP3-compatible CD player. There's just an awful lot of value here in the xB.
And, of course, it's a "Toyota" at heart, which goes a long way in vouching for its build quality and reliability.
Year-to-Year Model Changes:
2005: No changes from 2004.
2006: The audio system added a plug-in for listening to digital music players through the vehicle's speakers, and a new optional system added dashboard control and program display for Apple iPod players. Also joining the options list is a dual-screen DVD entertainment system. And though the engine was unchanged, output was restated to 103 horsepower and 101 lb-ft of torque due to a change in rating method.
2007: A 2007 model was never produced.
2008: The second generation xB debuted. The '08 xB was elongated by exactly a foot, widened by 3 inches and the wheelbase increased by 4 inches. The xB was also given a more powerful engine to enhance its driving dynamics. Its new 16-valve, DOHC, 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine is the same that powers the Scion tC and the base-model Toyota Camry, and boosts output to 158 horsepower, 55 more than the earlier motor, although at the cost of some of its fuel efficiency.
2009: Following the previous year's total redesign, the xB was unchanged for 2009.
2010: The standard Pioneer stereo was redesigned with a large display screen and multipurpose control knob. In addition, a new RCA output can be plugged in to an aftermarket subwoofer, while the optional Alpine Premium audio system adds HD radio and a new faceplate with a touchscreen interface and a control knob that are much like iPod controls. New options include navigation and a back-up camera.
2011: Revised exterior and new features including a telescoping steering wheel, a separate clock, upgraded upholstery and a center console bin with a sliding armrest.
2012: HD radio is now standard and new audio systems have been added.
And here's a video with a review as well as a good look at both the interior and exterior:
Overall, we're big fans of the xB and think it makes an excellent choice as a used vehicle purchase.
How To Get The Best Price On A Pre-Owned Scion xB:
There are actually several different ways to buy a used xB at the lowest price, and even at wholesale. You can click on the links to each of the following methods to get the specific instructions.
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