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2005 Scion xB

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Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 27/Hwy 32/Comb 29 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2005 Scion xB Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.1
Out of 10

Based on 456 Ratings for the 2004 - 2006 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.5/10
    Quality
    9.1/10
  • Reliability
    9.6/10
    Performance
    8.7/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    9.1/10

Roomy and Fuel Efficient

By on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 135,600

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "A lot for your money's worth"

Cons: "boxy exterior, lacks interior lighting"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought this car not too long ago. I fell in love with it because it was the newest "Toyota" built vehicle at the dealership with the best value. I also wanted something "out of the ordinary" from your everyday car. Always had a Toyota growing up. They're wonderful vehicles. With the Scion, I get the room of an SUV but I get around 40-42 MPG. I spend $21-26 a week to fill my tank. But I mostly do freeway commuting. (50 miles a day)"

Great vehicle for the money!

By on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 189,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Easy to park in tight spaces, great mpg"

Cons: "No cruise control, not great in windy weather"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I bought this car 7 years ago, and it has been perfect for me. I'm a student, and drive a lot both for work and for school. This little gem has kept up with me every step of the way, and at almost 190,000 miles, it's still chugging! Very reliable, good quality for the money, and the mileage is great. Plus you can fit an alarming amount of stuff in it! I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a not-too-flashy, dependable vehicle."

extremely reliable, and roomier than it looks

By on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 189,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "kept its value for many years, fun,comfortable"

Cons: "on windy days may feel unstable"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car keeps going and going. Inside is a lot larger than it looks on the outside. My husband is 6'6", my son 6'7" and they have more than enough head and leg room. We are close to 200,000 miles and its still going strong. Wish they never changed the design, my box is just perfect. I want a newer one but don't like the looks of the more rounded box, plus the insides were too small. But the 2004 to 2006 are the best made xb in my opinion."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Best car I've ever owned. They ruined it with the

By on Thursday, July 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 89,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Manual sprightliness. Reliable, fun, good mileage."

Cons: "Cranky windows. Otherwise perfect."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have driven this car across country five times. It is bigger on the inside than the outside, which makes it super useful. Cute, exceedingly sprightly, absolutely reliable. Haven't even changed a fuse. Minor issues with door locks and electric windows, but otherwise perfect for me. Searching for a roof rack. In my opinion, this model was ruined by making it a foot longer and shorter in height, more like a conventional RV. Standard stereo is excellent. Buy this used. Don't go for the new model. They hold their value because they rock!"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

My box has been great!

By on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 87,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "lots of room, good mpg"

Cons: "not much in way of guts with air on."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

after I got scion rims

"I bought my 2006 xB new in the fall of 2005. I got EVERY dealer option you could get except the roof rack. It's almost 10 and has 87500 miles on it. I've not put a dime into it except regular stuff. Fit and finish on the interior was about the only complaint I've ever had. There was the clicking sound in the dash/windshield area. It also had the radio changing station issue for which a service bulletin was issued not long after I bought it. They replaced radio for free. Never failed to start. Have been impressed with my box for almost 10 years!"

7 people out of 9 found this review helpful

after I got scion rims

Incredible value. Paid $12,000 ZERO failures.

By on Friday, May 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 230,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Awesome mileage, ton of storage, ultra reliable"

Cons: "Noisy, mileage drops BIG at interstate speeds"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I am at 230,000 miles on my Toaster now. I paid $12,000 and I have not had a single failure. All I have done to it is preventive maintenance. The brakes are even original (I drive 90% highway). The value of an inexpensive, ultra-reliable car cannot be beat with the Scion."

11 people out of 16 found this review helpful

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