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2009 Scion xB Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by scionXbBox2008

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Reviewed: 2009 Scion xB

4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Why the 2009 Scion xB?

Safety & braking

Good/great safety ratings from IIHS & govt tests. Traction control is standard.

Feature availability

Many standard features for the money: Audio controls on the steering wheel, iPod and mp3 player support, cruise control, etc.

Price or payments

No haggle / fixed price.

Why Not the 2009 Scion xB?

Fuel economy

Best that can be said is that fuel economy is average for car of its weight and engine displacement. Automatic transmission only available in 4sp w/OD. A 5 or 6 speed tranny would be better.

Front seat support & comfort

1) Center console is too wide - not enough room for me to stretch out. 2) Seat can be raised and lowered (good) but at its lowest position it feels like the cushion leans down making me feel like my body slips forward. 3) Arm rest on door too high.

Driving position & visibility

Lack of telescoping steering wheel limits the number of comfortable driving positions. The sun visor is woefully inadequate when switched to cover the driver side window.

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