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Scion xB, Wagon
Feb 10, 2007 (9:49 pm)
I was pleasantly suprised to see these photos come from the Chicago auto show on February 8. The new xB's design looks like the t2B concept vehicle, but without the goofy interior and the 3 doors. Too bad, I kind of liked the idea of a sliding passenger door. I guess Toyota didn't want the car to be TOO wierd. Can't wait to see what optional stuff they offer in the showroom.
These pictures are pretty good:
Essentially a few inches wider and longer and an inch shorter than the original xB, with a more sophisticated interior, bigger cargo area (shocking!) and a 2.4L engine... supposedly the same as the tC. I haven't heard of any prices posted yet, but I'm guessing it'll be more than the 2006 model.
Of course, the best information can be found by seaching news.yahoo.com and putting in scion in the search box...
#13 of 23 Re: big pictures... [darthclutch]
Feb 26, 2007 (5:37 pm)
"... The new xB's design... Essentially a few inches wider and longer and an inch shorter than the original xB, with a more sophisticated interior, bigger cargo area (shocking!) and a 2.4L engine..."
Actually, 3 inches wider and 12 inches longer, 700 more pounds, a liftgate that cannot pass as large an item as the old xB and the big tC engine with the exhaust manifold in the front and the air and fuel systems crammed back against the firewall. Price will be way up and mpg way down. Think FWD Element.
#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.