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5dr Wgn Auto Key Features & Specs

Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 28 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.4L DOHC SMPI 16-valve VVT-i I4 engine
  • 4-speed automatic transmission
  • Vehicle stability control (VSC)
  • Traction control
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Torsion beam rear suspension
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • P205/55R16 all-season tires
  • Temporary spare tire
  • 16" x 6.5" steel wheels
  • Pwr assisted steering
  • Pwr front vented disc/rear solid disc brakes
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Chrome exhaust tip

Exterior Features

  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps
  • Pwr outside mirrors w/turn indicators
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear wiper

Interior Features

  • Sport front bucket seats w/driver seat height adjustment & armrest
  • 60/40 split fold flat rear seat w/under-seat storage tray
  • Fabric seat trim
  • Center console
  • Cup holders
  • Tilt steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Instrumentation-inc: speedometer, tachometer, trip computer
  • Deep orange instrument panel illumination
  • Tire pressure monitor system
  • Aux pwr outlet
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch auto-down driver window
  • Pwr door locks
  • Auto-shift door locking mechanism
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear window defogger
  • 160-watt Pioneer AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player-inc: satellite radio capability, Sound Retouch digital equalization, Scion sound processing, (6) speakers, auxiliary audio input jack, customizable welcome screen
  • Roof mounted audio antenna
  • Digital clock
  • Driver & front passenger sunvisor w/vanity mirror
  • Cargo area under-floor storage

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS) -inc: passenger occupant sensor
  • Front seat side body airbags
  • Front & rear side head curtain airbags
  • Driver & front passenger 3-point seat belts w/pretensioners & force limiters
  • 3-across 3-point rear seat belts
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • ISOFIX CRS top tether anchor brackets & lower anchor latches
  • Vehicle stability control (VSC)
  • Traction control
  • First-aid kit

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2008 Scion xB Owner Reviews

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Nothing fancy, just your basic car.

2008 Scion xB 5dr Wgn Auto (Natl)

Before people get into my car they always assume it's going to be cramped. However, once inside, they realize how spacious it is! I bought this car in 2012 and it's been very reliable. Very easy to drive and fits in all compact parking spots. The only cons about this car is how thin the bumpers are. You can sit on it and it will dent. Also, when you want to merge into your right lane there is a huge blind spot in the back. I've almost gotten into quite a few accidents because of this. Lastly, the gas tank is very small and I feel I fill up more than necessary for such a small car. In the end, it's a reliable car that isn't too expensive and is easy to take care of.

- Kate S

Scion xb great car to drive with plenty of room.

2008 Scion xB 5dr Wgn Auto (Natl)

I love my car, although I have had some mechanical problems with it I still love to drive it and I would not know what car I would like if I had to buy a new one. I would have picked a different color though. Other than that I love the scion cars. My mechanical problems seem ongoing after having the car for 11 years which is not bad I guess. The big problem was thankfully covered by warranty if it wasn't I wouldn't have kept this car. I still would not know what car I would pick if I had to. I love the boxy kind of car that is not an SUV or minivan.

- Yolanda D

Scion XB: Spacious with a few Console Flares

2008 Scion xB 5dr Wgn Auto (Natl)

I overall enjoy my car. Something I have experienced (that I've read others experiencing also) is a problem with many of the lights flashing on the console. Randomly the ABS, Tire Pressure and Check Engine light will all turn on at the same time. I've taken it to the mechanic and nothing is wrong so they just reset the buttons. I've heard others have had this issue also. What I do love about the car is the size. It isn't too large but it can hold a lot of stuff!

- Devon M

Great space, smooth ride, awesome mileage

2008 Scion xB 5dr Wgn Auto (Natl)

I love the folding seats. It holds quite a bit. Great gas mileage, recently goes through oil pretty quickly, otherwise very reliable. It is comfortable and holds up to 5 people. Quite a bit of road noise, but the ride is pretty smooth. I live in the south and the air conditioner works well. One drawback is the low clearance. I have to go really slow over certain driveways to avoid bumping the bottom and front of the vehicle.

- Anne M

Nice, comfortable ride, non- claustrophobic!

2008 Scion xB 5dr Wgn Auto (Natl)

What I like best about my xb is the height of the roof. It feels good to have space above your head. The xb would be perfect if it were up a little higher off the road. It is so hard to see with all the huge SUVs, trucks and vans. I wish they hadn't discontinued this model. I would purchase it again.

- Donna D

Reliable car: foot for all types of people.

2008 Scion xB 5dr Wgn Auto (Natl)

The oil tends to leak out but it is impossible to find where the leak is - apparently a common thing with these cars. . I like that it has a lot of legroom in the back and the trunk space is very large. Also good on gas. Maintenance is easy as well, only needs an oil change every 6000 miles.

- Hanna L

Great family car and fun to drive

2008 Scion xB 5dr Wgn Auto (Natl)

The car looks small from the outside but very roomy inside. The seats are cozy the seats fold for easy access transporting things. The only downfall is the car burns a lot of oil. It had a recall but my car wasn't able to be fixed. Due to warranty issues. I would highly recommend this car.

- Bernice F

Spacious and sturdy. Easy to clean. Comfortable seating.

2008 Scion xB 5dr Wgn Auto (Natl)

It has a lot of space on the inside. Very comfortable. The radio works really well. The air conditioning gets nice and cool pretty quickly. The heat does the same. I have had issues with the power steering and the auxiliary cable input, both are annoying to deal with.

- Stephanie R

Amazing car, the best investment I have made.

2008 Scion xB 5dr Wgn Auto (Natl)

My car is amazing, it has not given me any problems at all. The engine is amazing. The car gets me to where I need to go. The car is easy to use and works efficiently. The gas mileage is really fantastic. I have not had a single issue with it since I got it.

- Alexandra T

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