2006 Scion xB Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Blue Onyx Pearl
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,288 - $6,943
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
30 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
103
Seats
5

How 2006 Scion xB Ranks In Its Class

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Ranks  
#11
  By Price
Ranks  
#7
  By Experts
Ranks  
#2
  By MPG

Scion xB Models & Trims

5dr Wgn Manual $5,288 - $6,943
Horsepower: 103 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6, 18 (in.) - Alloy, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
5dr Wgn Auto $5,288 - $6,943
Horsepower: 103 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6, 18 (in.) - Alloy, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.33
2 star
0%
1 star
0%

Very spacious and efficient car with minor deficiencies that can be lived with.

I absolutely love it! Extremely spacious on the inside. Accelerates very well. Can not beat the gas mileage. I usually have to fill up every 350 miles and then it only costs about $25 to actually fill it up! Love it. Some things I don't love however though. Does not do well in the rain due to how low to the ground it is. Has trouble driving over 75 miles per hour on the highway. Does not have a charging port for my phone. The cup holders do not seem to hold any cup very well. Would have loved to have a middle console to hold things.

Caleb C
Helpful

Less is more. The scion xb is small, simple, reliable and spacious.

All in all a great car. Small on the outside, and roomy on the inside. Very few performance problems. Sometimes highway acceleration is sluggish. More of a city car, but great for trips as it is very roomy. Comfortable seats, and good sound system for the time the car was built. Back-hatch handle is cheaply made and will break if used often. Never had any big repairs aside from some brake work, and my car has 150, 000 miles on it.

Andrew E
Helpful

The closest thing to a hybrid - gas saver!

I completely love the scion! Especially the 2006 model, it is a huge gas saver! It gives me approximately 31. 1 miles per gallon that I calculated myself, the newer models of the xb are also good on gas but not as great. It is so spacious! My husband is 6�3 and his knees do not even touch the front part of my vehicle, even in his Toyota 4runner his knees touch. The set up inside is so roomy I just love it!

Abigail C
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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,288 - $6,943
$5,288 - $6,943

Horsepower

Horsepower
103 (hp)
103 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.5L DOHC MPFI 16
1.5L DOHC MPFI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.3 (in.)
45.3 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
46.1 (in.)
46.1 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38 (in.)
38 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
45.7 (in.)
45.7 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
21.2 (cu. ft.)
21.2 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
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
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

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
- TBD -
- TBD -

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98.4 (in.)
98.4 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.1 (ft.)
36.1 (ft.)

Length

Length
155.3 (in.)
155.3 (in.)

Width

Width
66.5 (in.)
66.5 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2415 (.lbs)
2470 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
103 (hp)
103 (hp)

Torque

Torque
101 (ft. lbs.)
101 (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

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
32 (mpg)
32 (mpg)

City

City
30 (mpg)
30 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
33 (mpg)
34 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
G
Side
P
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) *
  • Brake assist *
  • Vehicle stability control (VSC) *
  • Traction control (TRAC) *
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger 3-point seat belts w/pretensioners & force limiters
  • 3-across 3-point rear seat belts
  • CRS top tether anchor brackets & lower anchor latches
  • First-aid kit

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

‌Overall
Mechanical
Powertrain Quality
Body & Interior Design
‌Features
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best

Safety Recalls (4)

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.
Vehicle Speed Control Jan 16, 2007
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 16, 2007
NHTSA Campaign:
07V048000
Summary:
CERTAIN ROSTRA PRECISION CONTROLS' SPEED CONTROLS MAY HAVE A FAULTY MODULE. THESE CONTROLS WERE INSTALLED BY SOUTHEAST TOYOTA DEALERS OR AT THEIR VEHICLE PROCESSING CENTER ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. WHEN THE SPEED CONTROL "ON/OFF" SWITCH IS PRESSED ONCE TO TURN THE UNIT OFF, THE THROTTLE DOES NOT RETURN TO IDLE. WHEN THE "ON/OFF" SWITCH IS PRESSED A SECOND TIME, THE THROTTLE WILL RETURN TO IDLE.
Consequence:
A CRASH COULD BE CAUSE IN THE EVENT THAT THE CRUISE CONTROL DOES NOT ALLOW THE ENGINE TO RETURN TO IDLE ON THE FIRST DEPRESSION OF THE "ON/OFF" SWITCH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND/OR REPLACE THE SPEED CONTROL MODULE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.
Vehicle Speed Control > Cruise Control Jan 25, 2007
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 25, 2007
NHTSA Campaign:
07V030000
Summary:
CERTAIN ROSTRA PRECISION CONTROLS' SPEED CONTROLS MAY HAVE A FAULTY MODULE. THESE CONTROLS WERE INSTALLED BY GULF STATES TOYOTA (GST) DEALERS OR AT THEIR VEHICLE PROCESSING CENTER ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. WHEN THE SPEED CONTROL "ON/OFF" SWITCH IS PRESSED ONCE TO TURN THE UNIT OFF, THE THROTTLE DOES NOT RETURN TO IDLE. WHEN THE "ON/OFF" SWITCH IS PRESSED A SECOND TIME, THE THROTTLE WILL RETURN TO IDLE.
Consequence:
A CRASH COULD BE CAUSE IN THE EVENT THAT THE CRUISE CONTROL DOES NOT ALLOW THE ENGINE TO RETURN TO IDLE ON THE FIRST DEPRESSION OF THE "ON/OFF" SWITCH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND/OR REPLACE THE SPEED CONTROL MODULE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GST AT 1-800-444-1074.
Equipment Feb 3, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 3, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V035000
Summary:
GULF STATES TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
Consequence:
THIS DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.
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. DEALERS WILL ALSO CORRECT THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GULF STATES TOYOTA AT 713-580-3300.

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