Last post on Mar 16, 2008 at 9:51 PM
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Scion xB, Wagon
#14 of 23 Re: big pictures... [aatherton]
Apr 27, 2007 (6:54 am)
Under the new system, the 1st gen xB gets 28/31 mpg. The 2008 xB gets 22/28. It adds 50hp and 57 ft. lbs. of torque. The passenger area gains 10 cu. ft., and there is 8 cu. ft. more cargo space. Navigation and HID headlights are optional, as well as the supercharger from the tC. The xB grows up in terms of refinement and space. I like it.
Think FWD Element that's still atleast $2k cheaper, lighter, and more fuel efficient.
#15 of 23 Re: big pictures... [arumage]
Apr 29, 2007 (1:22 pm)
"... The xB grows up in terms of... space."
Grows up in cargo space, not people space. The new xB has 4 inches less headroom and 4 inches less front legroom.
Front Headroom: 46.1", Front Legroom: 45.3"
Rear Headroom: 45.7", Rear Legroom: 38"
Front Headroom: 40.1", Front Legroom: 40.7"
Rear Headroom: 41.2", Rear Legroom: 38"
#16 of 23 Re: big pictures... [aatherton]
Apr 29, 2007 (1:56 pm)
Yet Somehow it has managed to add 10 cu ft of passenger space. My friend has an RS 3.0, and there is no way at all that it has 45" of legroom. I mean, legroom is not a problem, but 45"... no way. To make rear seat passengers comfortable, my knees are 1" away from the dash. Scion needed a new tape measure for 2006.
Overall vehicle height is only down 2" BTW while length is up a foot and width is up 3".
#17 of 23 Re: big pictures... [arumage]
Apr 30, 2007 (6:49 am)
That's odd, because I'm 6'-7" tall and 215 lbs, and have the drivers seat all the way back whenever I drive. The legroom is not expansive but it is enough that I am comfortable. I have a co-worker that is my same height and probably outweighs me by 70 lbs. He was able to sit in the seat directly behind me and his knees barely touched the drivers seat ... and I didn't have to adjust the driver seat position at all.
#18 of 23 Re: big pictures... [big_guy]
Apr 30, 2007 (9:23 am)
We must be talking about different vehicles then.
#19 of 23 Re: big pictures... [arumage]
Jun 08, 2007 (9:10 am)
Maybe ... I am talking about the '05 xB.
#20 of 23 Do you like the new Xb or not?
Jan 26, 2008 (6:49 am)
I can't really decide wheather or not I like the new model. I guess it is nice but I will miss the old style. I drive a 2004 scion Xb and I love it it is the best little car I have ever had. I don't know though if when i go to get a new car if I will be purchasing the new scion Xb. I think that they tried to make it a little more fancy, I guess it works but when I 1st saw it it didn't have the same impact as the old body style(I didn't even know it was a Scion) Well I am curious to see what ya'll think about the new 2008 Xb. I know I love my 2004 to all you who have a 2008 let me know what you think.
#22 of 23 Re: Do you like the new Xb or not? [xbbrent]
Feb 20, 2008 (4:23 am)
i bought my 08 xb in august and i love it!! the newer xb seems to have more room inside than the older model and the new upgraded features are a nice addition! the body style has changed a little which i think is for the good! i love the rounded edge look! i know that owners of the older model xbs love that box look and i do too but the 08 just seems to appeal to me a little more. i still shock ppl when they look inside! the space usually blows them away! also the safety features in the 08 are wonderful! curtian air bags that usually is an add-on in most vehicles come standard which is very nice! the dash is more modern looking imo. all in all its a great little box that turns heads! i would def recommend buying an 08! but everyone has their own prefs! also you might want to check into the limited edition gold 08 xb. i wish they had that avaliable when i bought mine! it features power moonroof which i had installed aftermarket cool rims limited edition numbering (they are only selling 2500) added body kit and cool color interior upgrade and all of this is selling for less than what i paid for mine! after all my add-ons of course! well good luck!
#23 of 23 Re: Do you like the new Xb or not? [penny1200]
Mar 16, 2008 (9:51 pm)
I call the newer xb's the Corolla Rumion. It's not a true xb. 22 mile per gallon? is this really what they get? if so, you should have bought a domestic car. consumer report rates the 2008 xB as one of the worst fuel efficient car for that year. i can't believe Toyota would approve this. Plus it's ugly. You can put 18 inch wheels on it and paint it a cool color...i'm still not buying it. I'll stick to my less ugly 34mpg xB.