Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,239 - $10,770
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
158
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,239 - $10,770
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
158
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.2 Overall Score
Performance 3.2 Comfort 3.5 Styling 3.1 Value 3.2

Editor's Overview

The Scion xB is the biggest, priciest box in the compact cubist category. Not as quirky or charming as the first-generation xB that got squares rolling, the current model is a more pract...

Scion xB Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2012 Scion xB Owner Reviews

4.44

64 Reviews

56% 33% 9% 2% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

I wouldn't have picked it, but I do not want to trade it in now.

It was originally my mother's car. I do not think that I would have chosen this design myself-just the aesthetics are not my tastes enough to have made me look at other vehicles first. It is too boxy. I was a musician who was on the road up to 25 days out of the month 8 months a year, and I was often alone with just my 120 lb. 5 foot keyboard and 2. 5 foot cube of amplifier and the one thing that I can say in favor of this vehicle is that it would have been nice to have for the space and the relatively good gas mileage it gets. You can fold the seats down and fit a surprising amount of cargo in the back area and when you unload it, the seats flip back up easily and you are good to go. My boyfriend and I managed to pack a 3 over vintage sectional that I found online for an insanely reasonable price and I was sure that we were going to have to take two trips. But he and the seller managed to do it and I am looking at it now set up in the living room and that seems impossible. One thing that I absolutely dislike about this vehicle is the difficulty in backing up. It is not an easy car to change lanes in either. It has multiple blind spot areas and I thought it was just me. But I have let two different friends and a cousin use it for moving something and all three have started out with "it could just be me, but-" and proceeded to mention the same things. Two of them are guys, in case anyone was curious. Other than that, it is okay. Oh, the lights were left on when my dad was still alive and he jump started it and it has a feature where you have to go to the dealership if that happens or else it will not go into second gear or maybe it is their? Something weird with the transmission speed and testing. I was not living here when it happened and I cannot be sure if I have the right details.

- Pepper M

It's like the T.A.R.D.I.S.: Bigger on the inside than you would expect in a compact style car.

The car is very spacious inside, which makes for comfort driving. I have had no major mechanical problems with it thus far. One thing I like best is the size of the windows all around—it makes me feel safer when driving to have such amazing visibility. The height of the seats getting into the car are the right height—my back is much happier. One problem involves the sun visors. Because the side windows are much wider than standard, when you flip the visor to block the sun from the side it stops about six inches short of the window's far edge, which is usually where the sun seems to hit my side vision. If there were an extender built in that would be ideal. That's my only complaint thus far. Overall, I'm really pleased with this car!

- Amy E

The Scion XB: Speedy, Sporty and Storage Space for Days!

I purchased my purple Scion XB as a pre-owned car directly from the Toyota dealership and I've loved it since day one. It's faster than it looks! It takes off very quickly and stops with precision. The seats are comfortable and plentiful and when the back seats fold down the storage space rivals a minivan. It's economical to repair although I've had no major repairs thus far, just minor oil changes, and tire changes.The Scion XB handles well, gets decent gas mileage, has a sporty look and overall feels great to drive. I love this car and will drive it until it can't be fixed any more.

- Samantha L

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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$8,239 - $10,770
$8,486 - $10,467

Horsepower

Horsepower
158 hp
158 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC SFI 16
2.4L DOHC SFI 16
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.7 in.
40.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40 in.
40 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38 in.
38 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
41.2 in.
41.2 in.

Category Name: Entertainment

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
102.4 in.
102.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Length

Length
167.3 in.
167.3 in.

Width

Width
69.3 in.
69.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3084 .lbs
3027 - 3084 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
158 hp
158 hp

Torque

Torque
162 ft. lbs.
162 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14 gal.
14 gal.

Combined

Combined
11 - 14 mpg
11 - 14 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
22 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 mpg
28 mpg
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Category Name: Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety