Last post on Dec 06, 2008 at 1:24 PM
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Scion xB, Car Safety, Wagon
#31 of 40 Re: Will 2007 include airbags? [prosa]
Aug 26, 2006 (7:09 am)
I would not buy an xB for safety. If you said it was an eggshell, you would only be figuratively correct, as a box is weaker than an eggshell. The xB was designed as a Japanese city car about 7 years ago. It's priorities were usable volume, compactness, practicality, and economy, more so than crash safety.
#32 of 40 My Frontal Crash Test Results On My Scion xB
Oct 18, 2006 (5:40 pm)
In the daytime last week, I was involved in a slow-moving 20 mph crash in heavy traffic wasn't good when the person in front of me slowed then did a "dead stop". All my lights were in tact but the front of my Scion xB buckeled up in the middle and raised the hood 10-12 inches. I was going 20 miles per hour and the air bags didn't go off due to the mild impact but the front of the car will cost over $6000.00 and three weeks in the shop to repair. All were safe in the car. The Scion xB, incidentally does need an interior front-seat interior dome light which is only located in the back on the ceiling which is very frustrating. One has to open the door to see anything at night.
#34 of 40 Holding up in a rear impact
Mar 22, 2007 (10:50 pm)
#35 of 40 Holding up in a rear impact
Mar 22, 2007 (10:50 pm)
Allow me to say this first, there is no other car on the market that I will buy other then a Scion XB ( I am waiting for the 2008. That being said, I got rear ended in my 2005 at about 40 mph and I was at a stop light. My back seat was almost touching my front seat and I am , thankfully short, or I would have had back problems. The frame was bent and the car, body kit, eurostyle tail lights and billet grill, were totaled. Not telling you this to scare you, Trust me when I tell you its the best car I have ever owned, I am thrilled that the 2008 is a foot longer, and I think that parents that are looking for a new scion should wait for the new model as well to take advantage of that extra foot and side impact airbags.
#36 of 40 Here is a IIHS crash tests Dec 2006
Jul 25, 2007 (9:32 pm)
US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, tested the cars and announced its report on the crash test rating in December 2006 as in the website:
Car model Front Crash Side Crash Rear Crash
Nissan Versa Good Good Good
Toyata Yaris Good Good Marginal
Honda Fit Good Good Poor
Mini Cooper Good Acceptable Marginal Chevolet Aveo Acceptable Marginal Poor
SCION XB Good Poor Marginal
TOYOTA Yaris Good Poor Marginal
HYUNDAI ACCENT Acceptable Poor Poor
/ KIA RIO
I typed them all out for you. Hope that it is useful.
#39 of 40 Re: Holding up in a rear impact [tdowndragon]
Dec 06, 2008 (12:10 am)
Yeah, I feel your pain I just recently purchased a 2008 Scion XB and was rear ended by another toyota yesterday going about 50 mph, when I was at a dead stop. But my results were quite different. The only damage that the guy at the write up bridge at the dealer was seeing was just to my rear bumper. It had been ripped off pretty much at the driver side but was still clipped on (at the few places it was) pretty good. After the accident I was able to drive it well over 100 miles to my dealer doing over 70 mph. So what I would just like to say if obviously It were a heavier vehicle It would have done alot more damage but overall this little car is tough. If anyone reading this is worried about purchasing a new 08 or 09 Scion XB due to safety reasons don't be, I could have never of been happier with the way my car handeled the accident they are sturdy little cars with a ton of pep in them and they handle rear impacts very well In my experience.
#40 of 40 Re: Holding up in a rear impact [nick2012]
Dec 06, 2008 (1:24 pm)
I'm happy your Scion stood up in the accident and you walked away unharmed!