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Scion xB, Scion xD, Future Vehicle, Hatchback, Wagon, SUV
#14 of 356 Re: The new Scions: 2008 xB and xD [darthclutch]
Feb 12, 2007 (1:12 pm)
Yeah, it seems like if you are looking for fuel economy at Scion beginning this summer, you will have to look at the xD instead of the xB.
Still if you consider the xB to be a microvan, then its only real competition in the States is the Mazda5. That one only makes 22/27, which will probably mean the new xB is the fuel efficiency champ between the two, if not by much.
The xD looks to be a lot more sporty and will have more power right out of the box than the current xA, which is good, but even if it moves to the Corolla platform (as I suspect it will if it has the Corolla's engine, but that's just speculation), it still won't have an independent rear. That's an unfortunate choice for a Scion, I think.
And it is clear that the new xD is going to step all over the Matrix's toes unless the Matrix makes some major changes at the redo a year from now.
#15 of 356 Two Tings!
Feb 13, 2007 (11:43 am)
#1: The 2.4 was the right move in the xB.
This should be a step up vehicle from the smaller xD, and I expect the tC to sport 200 HP in 2009. 26/34 MPG would be very nice.
My #2: The Matrix will now be a bigger xD. If you want more than a xB, get the Rav4. If you want more than the xD, get the next Matrix.
Looks like Toyota's plan. Works for me!
#16 of 356 What about 2008 xB's specs?
Feb 18, 2007 (12:38 pm)
Wonder why no one ever mentions the spec's I found.
Unless it is a snow job, my reading is that xB has more driver's legroom, and headroom (I'm a big guy) than any other car on the road.True? That is why I am considering.
Write schreftbyahoo.com direct please!
#17 of 356 Re: What about 2008 xB's specs? [schreftb]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Feb 23, 2007 (9:11 am)
This is a Forum format, so members are more likely to respond to you here than by e-mail. Besides, publicly we can ALL benefit from the conversation!
#19 of 356 Why no 5-speed auto?
Feb 19, 2007 (12:33 pm)
Wouldn't a 5-speed auto give better highway MPGs?
#20 of 356 Re: Why no 5-speed auto? [otis12]
Mar 01, 2007 (8:07 pm)
yeah, it keeps your engine from searching for the optimal power band all the time and it keeps your revs lower.
I think the xd is defintely an improvment over the xa, but something about its profile reminded me of a smoothed over caliber..ugh.
#21 of 356 Re: Why no 5-speed auto? [otis12]
Mar 09, 2007 (10:54 pm)
They will probably keep the cost down by using the same powertrain as currently resides in the Corolla. Which has a 4-speed auto of course.
It's a very economical engine anyway, should do high 30s on the highway just like the current model does, but with more power.
Mar 10, 2007 (7:16 am)
According to my research, the XB has more drivers headroom and legroom than any other cxar. Is this true and why doesn't it get mention? Please answer schreftbyahoo.com.
#23 of 356 New info re specs
Mar 12, 2007 (8:32 am)
All my research so far shoe XB to have more room than any car on road re driver's headroom and legroom.
Someone said the Lincoln Navigator has more. So I checked. Wrong!The car is wider but Scion beats re driver's legroom and headroom!