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Scion xA Powertrain and Chassis Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending March 31, 2017. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Scion xA

Scion xA Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr Hatch 103-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I have had only one very minor problem with this vehicle. The CEL came on to alert me and the dealer repaired it under warranty with no hassle. full 2006 Scion xA review
2006 4dr Hatch 103-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Excellent make and quality. Cheaper car and Toyota reputation. full 2006 Scion xA review
2005 4dr Hatch 108-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
This wasn't the car I had hoped to purchase, but when my previous car was too expensive to fix, I needed to find something I could afford. True to the reviews I found on this site, it has been super reliable and cheap to run. It gets more than 30 mpg consistently. It is zippy (I have the stick shift version) and easy to park. Great turning radius, too. Being a hatchback, it can swallow up a surprising amount of cargo. Another bonus is that the seats are supportive and getting in and out of the car is easy thanks to the height of the car. This is important to me since I have back problems. So far I haven't spent money on repairs. I've replaced brake pads, a battery and two tires. The brakes (ABS) are excellent-they stopped the car without wiggles when I encountered an elk in the road late at night in a national forest. What a great car! full 2005 Scion xA review
2004 4dr Hatch 108-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Unless I run into a tree, it will never go to the shop. full 2004 Scion xA review
2004 4dr Hatch 108-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
200k miles and strong. can take the abuse and run with assurance. full 2004 Scion xA review
Scion xA Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr Hatch 103-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Multiple issues with electrical system and associated sensors. Have learned to live with check engine light on. Have also gone through a clutch in less than 50K miles full 2006 Scion xA review