2005 Scion xA Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Polar White
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,590 - $5,155
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
32 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
108
Seats
5

How 2005 Scion xA Ranks In Its Class

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#12
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#5
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#1
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Scion xA Models & Trims

chevronDown icon 4dr Sdn Manual $3,590 - $5,155
Horsepower: 108 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6, 17 (in.) - Alloy, Steel
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Horsepower: 108 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6, 17 (in.) - Alloy, Steel
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Owner Reviews

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The best little compact car from Toyota!

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This scion xa is a great car that I carefully chosen over other small compact hatchbacks. It has more cargo room than the others- and when I put the seats down it is like a mini station wagon! It does not have the fastest pick up, but I have the manual transmission model. It handles very well - except it is so light weight despite good all terrain tires, it's a good idea to put some weight in the back during snow storms. I am a very petite woman ( 5'0") so the size of this car is perfect for me - very comfortable. I can move the seat up as close as needed. However, my 6'0" son likes it too - enough leg room for him as a driver or passenger.

Suzette K
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Safe and reliable vehicle with low to no maintenance (besides the basic care of a vehicle)

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It gets 38 miles to the gallon, it's quiet, reliable, only two maintenance issues that I have and these have only occured in the past three years. The car is almost 14 years old. A little over a year ago the fan has started spinning off balance. I had it fixed and it started again a year later - I think that was the shop's fault. Hasn't happened since. The other issue has been about 3 years - just age on the car - having to replace my spark plugs every year. The car is much roomier than it looks. I love it!

Brande S
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Truly recommended to have it.

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Excellent vehicle, spends little gasoline and travels great distances. Large load capacity. You can knock down the rear seats and have more space. It is a very economical car. I use it to work and for pleasure, it is a pity that they have discontinued it. Just, I love it.

Manuel L
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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,590 - $5,155
$3,590 - $5,155

Horsepower

Horsepower
108 (hp)
108 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.5L DOHC MFI 16
1.5L DOHC MFI 16
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Standard
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Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 (in.)
41.3 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 (in.)
39.6 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.6 (in.)
37.6 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.8 (in.)
38.8 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
11.7 (cu. ft.)
11.7 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/40R17
P205/40R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
93.3 (in.)
93.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 (ft.)
34.8 (ft.)

Length

Length
154.1 (in.)
154.1 (in.)

Width

Width
66.7 (in.)
66.7 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2340 (.lbs)
2380 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
108 (hp)
108 (hp)

Torque

Torque
105 (ft. lbs.)
105 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
- TBD - (.lbs)
- TBD - (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
11.9 (gal.)
11.9 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
35 (mpg)
35 (mpg)

City

City
32 (mpg)
31 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
37 (mpg)
38 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

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Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system *
  • Driver & front passenger airbags
  • Driver & front passenger 3-point seat belts w/pretensioners
  • 3-across 3-point rear seat belts
  • First-aid kit

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (2)

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Equipment Feb 3, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 3, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V036000
Summary:
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2011 PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
Consequence:
A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.
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Air Bags Nov 1, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 1, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V776000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2004-2006 Toyota Scion xA vehicles. The air bag control module for the supplemental restraint system (SRS ECU) may experience an internal short, possibly causing the air bags to unintentionally deploy, or become deactivated.
Consequence:
If the air bags and/or seat belt pretensioners unintentionally deploy, it can increase the risk of a crash. If the air bags and/or seat belt pretensioners are deactivated, it can increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 24, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's number for this recall is J0W.

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