Scion xB

Scion xB

2012 Model - But what exactly is new?

The newest Scion xB 2012 model receives a new speakers with HD Radio. Along with that, in addition, it has the latest Release series trim level; 9.0. The special edition Scion xB has the options of Hot Lava finish and faux suede upholstery.

Scion xB

Introduction to the Scion

In 2004, once the Scion xB debuted it were built with a certain cool key to it. In later models the Scion xB seemed to lose a few of its cool factor and turn into a growing number of practical that includes a lot more emphasis on making the Scion xB more functional. However the new 2012 style of the Scion xB is obviously getting its appeal back.

Considering that the boxy form of the Scion xB has been copied by many people still holds uniqueness in its field and it has some great advantages. The Scion xB brags a lot more cargo space, rivalling even mid size SUV’s. Passenger space is remarkable with plenty leg and headroom for the taller individuals who walk amongst us! Put is way: The Scion xB is really spacious, that even some big cab companies have recognised this and also have traded in their standard cabs for the Scion xB.

The 2012 Scion xB does keep up its tradition of staying in touch to date with what the young drivers are searching for in a vehicle, especially facilitating to people who stick to the latest audio gizmos. The Scion xB is sold with its standard six-speaker Pioneer sound system with an iPod interface, Bluetooth, an RCA output for more speakers along with a head unit display also is customizable.

If you decide to update all of this, you'll be considering an Alpine system using a touchscreen interface and control, which mimics an iPods control system. A Media Expander, which is also installed, improves digital music’s quality when replayed.

This year also brings the Limited Edition Scion xB, Release Series 9.0. The initial features here include the Hot Lava finish, illuminated Scion xB badges and faux suede upholstery.

Scion xB 2012

One downside of the Scion xB 2012 model however is its fuel economy. Comparing the Scion xB with other small cars such as the Nissan Cube or the Kia Soul, it may have improvements on this front. With that said ,, the Scion xBs 158 horsepower four cylinder is surprisingly punchy and achieves good fuel economy in comparison to crossovers including the Chevrolet Equinox. Also the Scion xB cost less and offers the same level of space, which in turn means it’s still an imaginative option to other popular family cars.

Body Style, Trim Level and Options…lots of Options!

The Scion xB 2012 is a 4 door, five-passenger vehicle that comes inside a base form and it is exclusive edition, Release Series 9.0. The production Series is restricted to a single,500 being made.

The Scion xBs standard features include:

• 16-inch Steel wheels
• Keyless Entry
• Rear Window Tint
• Full Power Accessories
• Air-Conditioning
• Cruise Control
• Driver Seat Height Adjustment
• A Tilt and Telescoping Steering Wheel with Audio Controls
• Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity
• A trip computer
• Six speaker Pioneer sound system with CD Player, HD Radio, iPod/USB Interface, an Auxiliary Jack a Customizable display and an RCA output for further speakers.

With all the Release Series 9.0, it adds several improvements plus more option is available. Obviously the Scion xB isn’t lacking extras, lets have a look:

• 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels
• A variety of performance upgrade parts
• Fog lights
• A rear spoiler
• Remote ignition
• Ambient multicolour lighting
• A choice of shift knobs
• An auto-dimming mirror
• Headrest-mounted DVD monitors
• Satellite radio along with a premium Pioneer speakers with touchscreen
• Additional RCA outputs and Pandora Internet radio connectivity when found in union having an iPhone
• A back-up camera
• Navigation system plus a large touchscreen

Safety is Key

The 2012 Scion xB also includes, as standard antilock brakes, stability control traction control, front seat side airbags and full-length curtain style side airbags. With a solid braking distance of 124-feet when braking from 60mph, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rates the Scion xB at ‘Good’.

Driving the Scion xB

The Scion xB is stable at highway speeds but due to the high centre of gravity the Scion xB rolls significantly when cornering - yet it is responsive and drives confidently at lower speeds. Overall the Scion xB targets a youthful demographic and it is suited to younger drivers. Older folks will still be pleased about this vehicle though if they're trying to find something which can be quite space efficient.


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