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Scion xB, Concept Cars, Future Vehicle, Hatchback
#27 of 312 Great feature content, exterior styling reminds me of a Chevy Tahoe
Feb 23, 2007 (9:53 am)
I really like the improved feature content of the 2008 Scion XB. The new styling reminds me of a mini 2007 Chevy Tahoe; especially from the rear/side view.
I really like my 2005 Scion XB for the following reasons:
Great handling, interior room, rear seat room, ABS, traction control, stability control, unique styling, cavernous cargo space with the rear seats down.
However after driving it a while I realized that I missed cruise control, trip computer, exterior temperature, and the car also lacked storage space with the rear seats up. The vehicle also lacked passing power on the highway.
The new XB has addressed all those issues; and most important my wife likes it, so she might let me trade in the 05 to get an 08.
I just hope they keep the pricing in the same price range. I am also concerned about the gas mileage...I can only hope that they tuned down the 2.4 liter to get the same gas mileage as the 1.5 liter, while still taking advantage of the increased torque and power from the larger engine.
#28 of 312 Unfortunately
Feb 23, 2007 (10:58 am)
There is no way the 2.4L is going to return the same fuel efficiency as the 1.5L. However, I think its reasonable to expect a dip in overall MPG of about 2 or so, which wouldn't be too bad.
Feb 23, 2007 (6:20 pm)
If they gear it properly, there is no reason it can't get just under camry hwy mpg (more drag) and about the same city. That would put it at 24/33 w/ current EPA procedures. I would accept that. If it gets Tc mpg, then I probably won't consider it.
Feb 26, 2007 (1:07 pm)
is it gets tC mpg. Look at RAV4 - same engine, heck, might be the same powertrain to save costs. I bet the xB couldn't do much better mpg with the same goods - it has less weight but worse aerodynamics.
Feb 26, 2007 (2:00 pm)
But you can get a stick shift on the xB and not on the RAV4, so auto mpg may be close, but manual will be better with the xB.
#32 of 312 Re: Great feature content, exterior styling reminds me of a Chevy Tahoe [sd
Feb 26, 2007 (5:42 pm)
"... I can only hope that they tuned down the 2.4 liter to get the same gas mileage as the 1.5 liter, while still taking advantage of the increased torque and power from the larger engine."
After all, there is no reason that 2.4L and 158 HP should not get the same MPG as 1.5L and 103 HP
Feb 26, 2007 (5:49 pm)
"After all, there is no reason that 2.4L and 158 HP should not get the same MPG as 1.5L and 103 HP"
Very true. The Accord with a 166hp 2.4 gets EPA 24/34 while the Aveo with 103 hp 1.6 liter also gets EPA 24/34. Both with automatics.
#34 of 312 Re: - [dudleyr]
Feb 27, 2007 (9:09 am)
"But you can get a stick shift on the xB and not on the RAV4, so auto mpg may be close, but manual will be better with the xB."
Of course, right now the manual in the xB actually does WORSE than the auto for fuel economy. Same is true in the tC. So there are no guarantees...
Feb 27, 2007 (11:45 am)
Yeah they are are gearing stick shifts way to low these days. Kind of silly. Why should the stick turn 3000 at 60 when the auto is 2300.
#36 of 312 Is the Xb now a direct competitor to the Element?
Mar 01, 2007 (9:02 am)
The Element is due for a refresh for 2008. It will be interesting to see what Honda has in store for us.
My personal view is that the Scion Xb if priced right will be a grand slam home run.
The festure content and utility is amazing for what you pay.
I would think that the new 2008 Xb will also attract a broader demographic including the baby boomers because of the increase in size.