2008 Scion xD Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Barcelona Red Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,929 - $6,702
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
27 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
128
Seats
5

How 2008 Scion xD Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Scion xD If...

If you want a four-door hatchback that has a solid ride, bold styling and comes with nearly everything you could or would want, look no further than the 2008 Scion xD. Easy customization at the local Scion dealership is a convenient bonus.

Scion xD Models & Trims

chevronDown icon 5dr HB Man $4,929 - $6,702
Horsepower: 128 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6, 18 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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Horsepower: 128 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6, 18 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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Owner Reviews

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Spacious, great mileage, never breaks down.

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My wife and I don't really have too many problems with this car. It is a great family car. It is not too big and not too small so it is great for going to the grocery store or camping. The back seats come forward and if you need extra space they even fold down. If I had to say something bad about it is that it does not have child locks or if it does I do not know how to use it and now that we have a kid it would be nice to have. It is not decked out with all kinds of tech that cars nowadays have but that is fine for my wife and I.

Brian S
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An interesting thing about my car is how small it is.

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So far, no major problems I had with the car. It is very reliable since it can last longer in long car rides than any car I had before. However, it is not as comfortable as a Camry or Civic since the seats are not easy to sleep on. Another disadvantage is the a/c since it is only limited to the driver and passenger seats. There is no a/c output for the other passengers in the back seat. Even more, I would not recommend this car for a family of four since the space runs a bit tight.

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My car is a beautiful little machine which gets me to and from where I need to go

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I love my Scion XD. It is a quick small reliable car with great gas mileage. It has made plenty of road trips including bringing us to Rhode Island where I'm from, but has also brought us to Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, through Connecticut, New York, and some parts of Virginia it has great sound system for me because I like music and it has maximum comfort for me and my family.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,929 - $6,702
$4,929 - $6,702

Horsepower

Horsepower
128 (hp)
128 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L DOHC MPFI 16
1.8L DOHC MPFI 16
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

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

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Standard

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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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
40.3 (in.)
40.3 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.9 (in.)
38.9 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.9 (in.)
33.9 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 (in.)
37.6 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10.5 (cu. ft.)
10.5 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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Standard

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

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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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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
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
- TBD -
- TBD -

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
96.9 (in.)
96.9 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.1 (ft.)
37.1 (ft.)

Length

Length
154.7 (in.)
154.7 (in.)

Width

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

Weight

Weight
2625 (.lbs)
2665 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
128 (hp)
128 (hp)

Torque

Torque
125 (ft. lbs.)
125 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

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
11.1 (gal.)
11.1 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
30 (mpg)
29 (mpg)

City

City
27 (mpg)
26 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
33 (mpg)
32 (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
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Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Standard

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

Automated Emergency Braking
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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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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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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.

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

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) *
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS) -inc: passenger occupant sensor
  • Driver & front passenger side airbags
  • Front & rear curtain airbags
  • Driver & front passenger 3-point seat belts w/pretensioners & force limiters
  • (3) 3-point rear seat belts
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • 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.

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Safety Recalls (5)

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Seats Apr 9, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 9, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V169000
Summary:
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006-2010 Yaris vehicles manufactured August 22, 2005, through May 12, 2010, and 2008-2010 Scion xD vehicles manufactured April 4, 2007, through May 12, 2010. In the affected vehicles, the springs used for the seat rails on the driver's seat and the seat rails of the front passenger seat of three-door models may break.
Consequence:
If the spring breaks, the seat may not lock in position. In the event of a vehicle crash, the seat could move increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat rail, and replace it with a new one, if necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
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Service Brakes, Hydraulic > Power Assist > Vacuum Aug 26, 2009
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 26, 2009
NHTSA Campaign:
09V338000
Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2009 SCION XD AND MY 2009-2010 COROLLA, COROLLA MATRIX AND PONTIAC VIBE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 1.8L ENGINE AND ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF ALASKA, COLORADO, IDAHO, ILLINOIS IOWA, KANSAS, MAINE, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, VERMONT, WISCONSIN, AND WYOMING. WHEN DRIVING UNDER CERTAIN UNIQUE CONDITIONS IN EXTREMELY LOW AMBIENT TEMPERATURES, THE INTAKE MANIFOLD SUCTION PORT FOR THE BRAKE VACUUM CAN BECOME LOCKED DUE TO THE FREEZING OF CONDENSATION RESULTING FROM POSITIVE CRANKCASE VENTILATION.
Consequence:
THIS COULD LEAD TO AN INCREASE IN VEHICLE STOPPING DISTANCE AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEWLY DESIGNED INTAKE AIR CONNECTOR WHICH WILL RELOCATE THE BRAKE SYSTEM VACUUM PORT. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 15, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
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Equipment > Other > Labels Oct 1, 2009
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 1, 2009
NHTSA Campaign:
10V036000
Summary:
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2009 SIENNA 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 BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 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 REPLACE THE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION (ADDENDUM) LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-954-420-2000.
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Visibility > Power Window Devices And Controls Oct 10, 2012
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 10, 2012
NHTSA Campaign:
12V491000
Summary:
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 Camry, Camry Hybrid, RAV4, Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Tundra, Sequoia, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, Yaris, Scion xB, Scion xD and Pontiac Vibe vehicles. The power window master switch assemblies in some of these vehicles were built using a less precise process for lubricating the internal components of the switch assemblies. Irregularities in this lubrication process may cause the power window master switch assemblies to malfunction and overheat.
Consequence:
If the switch overheats, it may melt, possibly resulting in a fire.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify its owners, and dealers will inspect the switch and apply a special grease that inhibits heat build up or replace any switch damaged by the defect, free of charge. Toyota owners that experience a problem with a switch should not attempt to make repairs, but should contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331. General Motors will contact the Pontiac Vibe owners affected by this recall and GM dealers will inspect and repair switches as necessary. Those owners may contact Pontiac Customer Care at 1-800-762-2737.
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Equipment > Other > Labels Jan 26, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 26, 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 REPLACE THE CERTIFICATION LABEL, THE TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION LABEL, AND THE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION (ADDENDUM) LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. DEALERS WILL ALSO CORRECT THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GULF STATES TOYOTA AT 713-580-3300.

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