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Used 2015 Scion xB

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Combined Fuel Economy
24 MPG
Horsepower
158 HP
KBB Expert Rating
3.6 
KBB Consumer Rating
4.7 
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Pros

If you're looking for an inexpensive, roomy compact wagon, the 2015 Scion xB deserves a look. Not only is it inexpensive to buy, but its good fuel economy and strong resale value make the xB easy to own, too.

Cons

Despite the Scion xB's boxy looks, this is no SUV, and there's no AWD available. There's not enough power to accelerate quickly, much less tow anything, and the center-mounted gauges remain a peculiarity, different for the sake of being different.

What's New For 2015

Little has changed for the Scion xB this year, with just the addition of a backup camera helping to keep it modern.

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Used 2015 Scion xB Pricing

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Used 2015 Scion xB Expert Review

The days are long gone where the Scion xB could be considered revolutionary. Today, it faces stiff competition from the Kia Soul and Honda Fit, and without the option of all-wheel drive (AWD), it can't hold a candle to newer compact crossover SUVs like the Hyundai Tucson, Chevrolet Trax and Honda HR-V. Still, there's no denying that the little Scion xB has its strengths. It boasts strong resale value, gets good fuel economy, and it's quite roomy inside for people and cargo. The addition of a backup camera modernizes the xB a little bit, and there are a ton of aftermarket upgrades for those who are so inclined.

Driving the Used 2015 Scion xB

Reliability, dependability and low cost of ownership aren't usually the kinds of things that get the ol' heart pumping, but they're the best things about the 2015 Scion xB. Like most small cars, the Scion xB feels nimble in city driving, and the suspension is firm enough that the little wagon performs in a decent, if undistinguished, way around turns as well. The engine only puts out 158 horsepower, resulting in so-so acceleration with the 5-speed manual transmission or 4-speed automatic. On surface streets, the suspension does an adequate job of isolating the cabin, but at highway speeds, there's plenty of interior noise to keep you company. It's a good thing the audio system is decent. Fuel economy is good for a small wagon though, averaging 28 mpg on the highway.

Favorite Features

ROOMINESS
When you pack your stuff, you put it in a box. That's the philosophy behind the 2015 Scion xB, and it works out here, as there's an admirable amount of space inside this small wagon for all your stuff on the low and flat cargo floor, or in the roomy rear seat.

CUSTOMIZABILITY
There aren't a lot of factory options for the Scion xB, but there sure are a lot of accessories for it. Scion makes plenty of its own aftermarket bits available through Toyota's TRD performance division. There is also a broad aftermarket for the xB.

Used 2015 Scion xB Interior

The 2015 Scion xB's tall roof means there's plenty of headroom, and the good rear legroom means even tall rear-seat passengers should be comfortable. If instead of people you need to haul things, the rear seats fold flat in a 60/40 split, and the tall roof means there's nearly 70 cubic feet of cargo space. "Simple" is the obvious interior design theme, with knobs and switches easy to find and use. "Cheap" is another word, thanks to the acres of hard, flat plastic. The center-mounted gauges are interesting, but we'd still prefer they were in front of the driver.

Used 2015 Scion xB Exterior

The 2015 Scion xB is low, wide and square, presenting a unique look out on the road. It's squared off enough to make even the Kia Soul look sleek by comparison. Its proportions make the xB look more like a low-rider wagon, especially when equipped with aftermarket wheels and wider tires. 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.

Used 2015 Scion xB Standard Features

There's really only one Scion xB model, and it comes pretty well equipped. There's keyless entry, cruise control, power windows, and power mirrors. The standard Display Audio system offers 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.

Used 2015 Scion xB Options

Aside from choosing between a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission (hint: get the manual), most of the options for the Scion xB have to do with accessories for personalizing or improving the performance. Available from Toyota's TRD performance arm 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 available BeSpoke Premium Audio system uses your iPhone for navigation and Internet radio.

Used 2015 Scion xB Engine

The 2015 Scion xB soldiers on with the same 2.4-liter 4-cylinder it has had since the current model came out back in 2007. It puts out 158 horsepower and runs on regular unleaded gasoline. Getting power to the front wheels is either a 5-speed manual or an antiquated 4-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is decent, but many other compacts get much better fuel economy these days.

2.4-liter inline-4
158 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
162 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/28 mpg

How Much Does the Used 2015 Scion xB Cost?

The 2015 Scion xB comes in at just under $18,000 when you include the $770 destination charge. That's with a manual transmission. If you'd rather have the 4-speed automatic (again, we suggest skipping it), you'll pay about $19,000. About the most you're going to pay with options like the BeSpoke audio system is a little over $20,000 before you add any accessories. That's a higher starting price than competitors like the Kia Soul and Honda Fit, but it doesn't go up as high as those two, either. Be sure to check the KBB.com 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.

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Used 2015 Scion xB Consumer Reviews

4.7 

Overall Rating

5 star

82%

4 star

13%

3 star

3%

2 star

1%

1 star

1%

Value
4.8 
Performance
4.7 
Quality
4.7 
Comfort
4.7 
Reliability
4.9 
Styling
4.7 

Buddy Roo
07/05/2019
2008 Scion xB

"Great handling+power for the mountains"

Love my 08 xB, power is amazing in traffic and mountains and its crisp handling is great when you need evasive maneuvers in traffic. After a 1/4 of a MILLION miles it still impresses me.
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Jay
05/21/2019
2015 Scion xB

"Great relatively inexpensive car"

Good car for the money, reliable , ok perf.
Thirsty for its size is about it ...
I have owned everything from full sized trucks to hot rods and bought my brand new 2015 XB as a daily commuter. I previously owned a Honda Element and wanted another box type vehicle. I get 23.5-24 MPG on my daily commute in the XB which is 90% highway 10 % city driving - 72 miles a day . The original brake pads lasted 98k miles . I do my oil changes every 5k miles. No other repairs have been done so far . In 4 yrs I have put 110,000 miles on it . The AC , stereo and seats are functioning fine with no defects so far . I just put a new serpentine acc. belt, wiper blades, pads on it and had to replace the original battery in December 2018 . Great reliable car for the money . I paid around $21k out the door for mine here in Florida.Read less
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Mr.Ed
04/15/2019
2013 Scion xB

"Great, practical auto!"

Very useful and comfortable space. 28-31 mpg
very good road manners if driven reasonably.
Very dependable and fun to drive. Automatic w/manual shift option is both efficient and makes driving fun. Sorry Toyota discontinued in 2015 as this car has 70 cubic ft. of space and roomy back seat for 6 footers. Front seat can easily accommodate 6ft 4".
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mdsk
02/16/2019
2010 Scion xB

"Best vehicle I've ever owned"

funky apperance, good gas mileage, roomy interior
clutch started squeeking around 145K miles
Until purchasing this car I traded every 2-3 years, but this car I've had 9 years and counting. I never want to get rid of it. The window sticker estimated 28 mpg for city and highway. I check my mileage every time I fill up and it is always between 27 and 29 mpg still after all these years. It's just funky enough that it still looks very stylish, it handles great, it's small enough to get around town easily, but when you fold those back seats down, it's like having a small moving van. This isn't a race car, but it has more than enough power for the driving any normal person would do. I love this car.Read less
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Car Guy
11/16/2018
2012 Scion xB

"Don't talk about it."

Everything.
Nothing.
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 drive the XB instead of the others. All my cars are in pristine condition and cherry. But I have so much fun driving this thing. I have a TRD package. I enjoy driving it. Do the mechanical myself but this car just needs regular maintenance. Doesn't ask for much but it delivers. Simple and efficient. I love my Lexus, don't kid yourself but I just like to drive the XB every chance I get. They are basically Toyota motors. Have the same DNA. Don't make them no more. If you found one with low mileage and excellent condition, grab it. I have a feeling these things are going to be sought after and rare.Read less
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2015 Scion xB Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Touch Screen Monitor
  • USB Port

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • MP3 Player
  • Premium Radio
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • Bluetooth Streaming Audio
  • CD Player
  • HD Radio

Seating

  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Cloth Seats

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 22 mpg
  • EPA Class - Small Station Wagons
  • EPA Hwy - 28 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 24 mpg

Performance

  • Horsepower - 158 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 6000 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.78 inches
  • Torque - 162 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 4000 rpm

Interior

  • Cup Holder
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel

Exterior

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Limited Use Spare
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Privacy Glass
  • Spare Tire Type - Limited Use
  • Tires / Wheel Size - 19"
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P205/55R16
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Alloy
  • Fog Lights
  • Rear Spoiler

Security

  • Alarm System

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 5 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - 25000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 2 years
  • Scheduled Maintenance Miles - 25000 miles
  • Scheduled Maintenance Years - 2 years

Mechanical

  • Axle Ratio - 2.74
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - FWD
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 2.4 liter
  • Bore - 3.48 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 9.8
  • Fuel Induction - Direct Injection
  • Total no. valves - 16 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • Emissions Rating - ULEV
  • # of Speeds - 4 speed
  • CID - 144 cubic inches
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 3086 pounds
  • EPA Total Interior - 122.5 cubic feet
  • Fuel Capacity - 14.0 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 40.0 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 41.2 inches
  • Height - 63.4 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 40.7 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 38.0 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 5
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 5.1 inches
  • Overall Length - 168.1 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 55.8 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 54.7 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 5 passenger
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 11.6 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 34.8 feet
  • Wheel Base - 102.4 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 69.3 inches
  • Hip Room: Front - 52.7 inches
  • Hip Room: Rear - 46.7 inches
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2015 Scion xB Safety

Crash Test Rating
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Frontal Crash
Not Available
Side Barrier
Not Available
Rollover Rating
4 
Side Crash
Not Available
Provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2015 Scion xB Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Rear Head Curtain Airbag
  • Rear View Camera

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2015 Scion xB Rankings

Horsepower
158 HP
MPG Combined
24 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.7 Rating
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HP
#8
2015 Scion xB
158 HP

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