Used 2014 Scion xB Hatchback
Scion xB Hatchback
The 2014 Scion xB is not as bold or fresh as some rivals, but it is versatile, affordable and very reliable transportation.
2014 Scion xB Pricing
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2014 Scion xB KBB Expert Review
Ten years ago, the Scion xB was revolutionary for its time. But today, the current model hasn’t changed all that much from the original, while newer and fresher faces have shown up to challenge Scion’s boxy 4-door compact. Without the option of all-wheel drive (AWD) or a more powerful engine, the 2014 Scion xB can’t compete with the wave of compact crossover SUVs now flooding the market, and it even has a tough time when placed up against rivals such as the Kia Soul or Nissan Cube. However, the xB still has a few things going for it, namely its strong resale, decent fuel economy and roomy interior. There are plenty of aftermarket upgrades for the xB, making it a favorite with those who like to personalize their rides.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you’re looking for an inexpensive compact with loads of space, the 2014 Scion xB makes a great choice. Good fuel economy and strong resale are two more key selling points, as is the wide variety of available aftermarket parts.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If you demand a powerful engine, AWD or the ability to tow, the 2014 Scion xB isn’t going to cut it. Those looking for cutting-edge styling, electronics and audio will find more to like in the Kia Soul or Nissan Cube.
What's New for 2014
There are no major changes for 2014.
The 2014 Scion xB isn’t fast or furious, but it is reliable and dependable. The feeling from behind the wheel is one of stability and comfort, nimble in tight city confines yet more than capable when the road begins to twist. With only 158 horsepower under the hood, the xB isn’t going to get into much trouble, at least not quickly. However, the xB does afford enough power to permit quick sprints up an onramp or when jumping into traffic from a dead stop. Fuel-economy figures of 22/28 mpg are far from best in class, but most will find them acceptable. On the road, the xB does a good job absorbing road distortions and keeping most wind and tire noise out of the cabin. A height-adjustable seat and tilt/telescoping steering wheel, meanwhile, help drivers of various shapes and sizes find a suitable position behind the wheel.
Scion made the xB boxy because the shape allows for the most efficient use of space. Those who carry a lot of cargo will love the low and level loading floor, while those with tall friends will be happy their buddies don’t have to slouch when relegated to the back seat.
Knowing their audience is primarily youth-based, Scion makes the 2014 xB easily customizable with a number of dealer-installed options including carbon-fiber trim and hardware from Toyota’s TRD performance division. There is also a broad aftermarket for the xB.
Despite the 2014 xB’s tidy exterior dimensions, there’s no lacking for interior space. If you or your friends are tall, all parties should feel at ease in the xB. When not holding your buddies, the Scion’s 3-person rear seat folds in a 60/40 split to open up nearly 70 cubic feet of cargo space. Up front, controls are simple to see and use: If you want to adjust the fan, you can do it in about two seconds. With lots of hard plastic and flat, simple surfaces, you won’t confuse the xB for a Lexus. One interesting visual is the gauge cluster mounted at the top center of the dash.
Hunkered and squat, the xB is more like a low-rider wagon than the typical utility vehicle. With its blunt 90-degree angles and massaged edges, the 2014 Scion xB is akin to a rolling breadbox. Above the high and broad side doors are windows whose blocky shape mimics that of the xB as a whole. The xB’s wide C-pillars just aft of the darkened rear windows convey a powerful image in the aesthetic sense, but in the pragmatic one create blind spots.
Notable Standard Equipment
The 2014 Scion xB comes in just one major trim level and with a choice of manual or automatic transmission. Thankfully this car is pretty well equipped for the price. All xB models come with remote keyless entry, cruise control and power windows. The standard audio system has six speakers and a Display Audio AM/FM/CD/HD system with streaming Bluetooth and aux/USB ports with iPod connectivity. On the safety front, the xB has traction and stability control, anti-lock brakes with brake assist and a bounty of airbags. Also included with new xB models is complimentary maintenance for two years or 25,000 miles and two years of roadside assistance.
Notable Optional Equipment
Most options for the xB have to do with personalizing the car or bettering its performance with parts from Toyota’s racing division, TRD. Among them are a sport muffler, lowering springs, a high-performance brake kit and a limited-slip differential that works with the 5-speed manual transmission. Wheel options include 17-inch alloys or, for those who really want to roll big, 19-inch versions. The optional BeSpoke Premium Audio system pairs with iPhones to harness app-based features including navigation and Internet radio. Twin screens mounted in the front headrests, meanwhile, can bring entertainment to rear-seat passengers.
Under the Hood
The 2014 xB uses a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 158 horsepower and runs on regular unleaded. Transmission choices are a 5-speed manual or a rather antiquated 4-speed automatic. Both transmissions help the xB get good gas mileage, but not quite as good as the Nissan Cube or Kia Soul.
158 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
162 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/28 mpg
The 2014 Scion xB has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $17,725 for models with a manual transmission. For those with an automatic transmission, likely the choice of most buyers, the price rises to a still-reasonable $18,675. With options, an xB can reach into the low $20,000 range. For comparison, the slightly smaller Kia Soul starts at just over $15,500, while the Nissan Cube nearly matches the xB’s base price. Before buying, be sure to check the Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying for the xB. In terms of resale value, Scions enjoy above-average figures, and the xB is no exception, with its long-term value expected to be higher than that of the Soul and Cube.
Scion xB Consumer Reviews
November 16, 2018
Don't talk about it.
I love it. I love it. i love it. I have 6 cars such as a Benz, Lexus, Honda, SAAB oh yeah another Lexus. Every time I get the urge to...
November 12, 2018
Handles well, rides smooth, quiet, comfortable, seating, super roomy,everything is accessible, great stereo, heats up or cools off...
November 02, 2017
I bought this car off the show room floor, super cheap and one of the best cars I have had. It fits everywhere and that was the fun part...
June 22, 2017
Its a great car, versatile and fun to drive.
One of a kind. The car, one of 2500 release series automobiles, has a powerhouse Chicago Bulls emblem on the hood which I had affixed...
January 22, 2017
Happy Peppy Person
Easy to get in and out the car. Very roomy for people and things. Peppy engine. Added a moonroof and backup camera.
December 13, 2016
A very reliable low maintenance work car.
I have replaced shocks. Serviced AC compressor once. Got piston and rings replaced by Toyota recall for oil usage (was not really bad)...
October 12, 2016
Easy in and out. Lots of room. Handles good .
Great value for a small suv. No problems with anything. 28 mpg average. Drives good in snow. I had a 2013 rav 4 before this and like...
November 12, 2015
Best car I have ever owned
My wife has a 2006 xB and it is such a great car I decided to replace my 2009 RAV4 with a new 2015 xB. This car has more room and cargo...
November 08, 2015
Huge Interior Great Price 29 MPG city and highway
Just purchased 2015 Scion xB and I am averaging 29.3 MPG for the first 3500 miles on the road. The vehicle is a manual transmission...
October 19, 2015
This is a bullet proof box
Have just turned 211,000 on the odometer and have only changed brake pads and tires when needed. With regular maintenance, this vehicle...