The 2014 Scion xB is a four-door, five-passenger family is offered in a single trim level. The standard features include 16-inch wheels of steel, rear privacy glass, full power accessories, air conditioning, cruise control, height adjustable driver’s seat, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, the bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, computer board and a six-speaker Pioneer sound system with a 6.1-inch touch screen, a CD player, HD radio, an audio interface iPod/USB, an auxiliary audio jack and RCA output additional speakers.
No official factory options, accessories dealer, but are plentiful. These include different wheels (16-, 17-and 19-inch), a variety of parts to improve performance, fog lights, rear spoiler, auto-dimming rearview mirror and a premium audio system that includes a measurement system navigation, additional RCA outputs and the integration of smart phone applications (Internet radio, social media). An entertainment system for the rear seat is also available.
2014 Scion xB Interior
Previous versions of the Scion xB are easily customizable, and model this year continues that trend. The highlight is the sound system as optional. Besides adding the integration of Smartphone apps, but also includes a navigation system, and its interface is very suitable for the young, technology-oriented buyers. One downside is that the 2014 Scion xB still has its gauges mounted on the center extravagant, consuming the attention of the driver to easily scan. Forward visibility is very good, but the view from the rear is poor.
Of course, the real attraction of the 2014 Scion xB ‘s interior space. Both front and the rear passengers will find plenty of legroom and headroom and the long road trips are a viable proposition, as the front seats are quite comfortable. In regards to the load, the 2014 Scion xB has 21 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and an impressive 70 cubic feet with the seats folded. The loading height can be a little high when you are carrying heavy objects in the cargo compartment, but this can easily lead to Scion ‘s worth a weekend luggage for four.
The driving behavior 2014 Scion xB should please most people. Easy drive, and the 2.4-liter engine offers a relatively rapid acceleration for this type of car. Most consumers are happy with the performance of the four-speed automatic transmission, but compared to the five-and six-speed automatic available in the compact crossover SUV, is a drag on fuel economy. The trip is usually nice, but crossovers like the CR-V and RAV4 offer more comfort. In addition, cabin is not exactly serene, as you will notice considerable noise from both tires and wind. Style slab-sided xB also makes it vulnerable to crosswinds heavier.
2014 Scion xB Engine
The front-wheel-drive 2014 Scion xB is powered by a four-cylinder 2.4-liter that produces 158 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. the five-speed manual transmission is standard and a four-speed automatic is factory option solo xB. In performance testing an automatic equipped xB pushed from zero to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds, a fairly fast for this type of car time. Estimated intake of EPA is below the average, however, the combined 24 mpg (22 city/28 highway) either with the transmission.
2014 Scion xB Safety
The 2014 Scion xB comes standard with antilock brakes, the stability control, traction control, side airbags in the front seats and side airbags curtain. In Edmunds brake testing, the Scion xB stopped from 60 mph in 124 feet at an average distance of a small wagon or hatchback. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the xB its highest rating of “good” in tests, side impact and roof strength, frontal offset moderate overlap. Design of seat / head 2014 Scion xB was also rated as “good” for whiplash protection in rear impacts.