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The 2012 Scion xD is powered by a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder powerplant, engineered with Toyota's Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) technology. Although it delivers only 128 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque, the engine's broad powerband allows it to zip around in city traffic without complaint. Unfortunately, the xD is no different than most economy cars and will strain to tackle steep hills or overtake slower moving traffic. Those who want a better sense of acceleration from stoplights and on freeway on- and off-ramps will be hap
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By Megs (OR) on Monday, June 03, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 72,500overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Interior space, handling, power, very fun to drive"
Cons: "Leather & Sunroof were not an option on '09"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought this car brand new with only 23 miles on it. I love it! Greatest little car. I have driven it in every version of weather that we get in Oregon (rain, hail, sleet, extreme wind, snow, ice, over 100 degrees, etc.) and I have never felt unsafe. The tire spacing lends to stability and easy, responsive handling. And while the engine may only be a 4-cylinder it is powerful. I easily climb the mountain passes, on cruise control, while running the AC, without any issues. I have never had a problem accelerating getting into or out of traffic. This car has not had a single major mechanical issue! Granted, I'm a stickler about oil changes every 3,000 miles. There are several features I love, one of which is that the back seats fold down to being perfectly flat. That was one of the main selling points for me. Another feature I love is that there are LOTS of cup holders! Gotta love Toyota for that! Even the back seat has a cup holder on each side. Another fabulous feature is the headroom in this compact car! The square-ish interior allows for more space that larger vehicles that have rounded roof lines. I have had very tall (6'5") friends ride comfortably in the front seat with no complaints. My last favorite thing about my Scion is that it can fit in nearly any parking space. I joke that I can parallel park in a motorcycle space. Overall, I highly recommend this car to drivers of all ages. It would be a safe option for a younger driver but also a great for someone in outside sales who does a lot of living out of their vehicle. My mom loves when she gets to drive my car around and she's in her 60's and owns a luxury SUV. So be sure to add the Scion xD to the test drive list before you decide on any of its small car competitors!"
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By derek77d (IL) on Tuesday, April 09, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 25,000overall rating 3 of 10rating details
Pros: "price, look,"
Cons: "poor fuel economy, noisy engine, poor ride comfort"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2
"The average MPG is 24. The car is very bumpy and noisy. It looks nice in and out but its lemon. I would not recommend it. The warranty service is very poor. I will never buy Scion neither Toyota again.."
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