2015 Scion xB introduced, starts at $17,120

Article by Christian A., on December 8, 2014

Toyota has just unveiled the 2015 Scion xB, an updated version of its well-known boxy vehicle, that will start at $17,120 for the model equipped with the 5-speed manual transmission and at $18,070 for the version using the four-speed automatic gearbox. Pricing doesn’t include the $770 destination charge.

Under the hood, there is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder petrol engine producing 158 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. According to Scion, the 2015 xB is rated by EPA at 22 mpg city and 28 mpg on the highway with both the manual and automatic transmissions.

The vehicle is offered as standard with 16-inch wheels and customers will be able to choose between three standard wheel covers with 5, 6 or 7 spokes. As an option, Scion offers 16-inch or 17-inch alloy wheels. Inside, there is a three-spoke steering wheel featuring audio controls right at the fingertips as well as power windows with driver side auto down and electric power steering and remote keyless entry.

In addition, the interior arrives with the Standard Display Audio system featuring a 6.1-inch LCD touchscreen, Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming connectivity, HD Radio and USB connectivity. Scion offers the on-the-go connectivity and on-board navigation with the optional BeSpoke Audio system.

For the 2015MY, the Scion xB is available with the following colours: Black Sand Pearl, Nautical Blue Metallic, Sizzling Crimson Mica, Army Rock Metallic, Absolutely Red (a popular color this time of year), Classic Silver Metallic and Super White.

The latest iteration of the Scion xB was styled to be as distinctive as possible. To achieve this, the new xB borrows a number of exterior design cues from the Scion t2B concept vehicle that the brand unveiled at the 2005 New York International Auto Show.

For instance, the new xB features high beltline, pronounced fenders, as well as soft angles between its wide and flat paneling. It also features a rectangular grille, elongated headlamps wrapping around the side, inset taillights, and a single rear backup light on the left bumper. In addition, the new xB also features turn signals integrated into the side mirrors as well as tinted rear windows

Scion has acknowledge the fact that its customers love to drive, so it moved to increase the overall size of the xB to help attain a more exciting driving experience. This was achieved by making the new xB – compared to the previous model -- longer by a foot and wider by nearly three inches, and expanding its wheelbase by four inches. In addition, the new xB is lower than its predecessor by more than an inch.

Now, the new xB also rides on 16-inch steel wheels, which are larger than 15-inch rims of the previous generation. Three all-new standard wheel covers, as shared with the all-new xD, are also available. Braking power comes courtesy of larger brakes -- 10.83-inch ventilated discs on the front and 10.98-inch disc brakes at the rear. These discs are two inches bigger than those featured in than the previous generation of the xB. The new xB offers a smooth ride as made possible by its McPherson strut front and rear torsion beam suspension.

Inside, the new xB features a lounge-like cabin that meets the lifestyle and comfort demands of occupants. The new xB also offers around 29.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, which is around eight cubic feet roomier than on its predecessor.

In addition, the new xB comes with 60/40 split rear seats that could fold flat to pave way for a spacious and flat cargo floor, resulting to easier hauling of loads into the vehicle. Moreover, the front seats could be fully reclined to increase the cargo space or to offer more comfort to their occupants.

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Looking for the Perfect Box for the Holidays?

It’s that time of year when everyone wants a present in a really cool box. Or, in the case of the 2015 Scion xB, the present IS a really cool box.

The iconic xB comes with many features that make it the ideal vehicle for the holidays. New for 2015 is a standard rear back-up camera to provide greater visibility when the car is in reverse. The 2015 xB is currently arriving at dealerships and has a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $17,120 for the five-speed manual transmission or $18,070 for the four-speed automatic. The delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee for all Scion models is $770 and is not included in the MSRP.

Hailed for its roomy interior that seats five people or loads of presents comfortably, the xB offers the versatility of a 60/40 split rear seat that folds flat. Other opportunities to store surprise gifts (in a far more functional way than a stocking) include side storage bins, a large center console with sliding armrest and a hidden compartment under the rear seats to store small items like magazines, laptops and music.

Better than reindeer, the xB is powered by a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers 158 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, the 2015 xB is rated by the EPA an estimated 22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway with both the manual and automatic transmissions.

For a smooth ride, even on a foggy Christmas Eve, the 2015 xB sits on a MacPherson® strut front suspension with stabilizer bar and a torsion beam rear suspension. A set of 16-inch wheels comes standard, and customers have the choice between three standard wheel covers with 5, 6 or 7 spokes. Optional 16-inch and 17-inch alloy wheels also are available.

The three-spoke steering wheel tilts and telescopes to accommodate even jolly old men and has audio controls right at the fingertips. Gauges and deep orange multi-information display sit prominently centered on the metal-tone accented dash. Other standard features include remote keyless entry, power windows with driver side auto down and electric power steering.

The versatility of the xB expands further with the Standard Display Audio system featuring a 6.1 inch LCD touchscreen. Drivers can listen to their favorite holiday music, make calls and enjoy their own content through Bluetooth® hands-free and audio streaming connectivity, HD RadioTM, USB connectivity and steering-wheel audio controls.

If your job requires you to visit every child in the world on one night, additional on-the-go connectivity and on-board navigation is available with the optional BeSpoke Audio system. Push-to-talk voice navigation and geo-located points of interest add convenience to any drive. Aha™, available on iTunes® and Google Play®, provides access to 100,000 free audio stations, including Scion's own seven signature music channels. Drivers can also find local restaurants, coffee, hotels and weather updates through location–based services like Yelp and TripAdvisor, along with popular social media applications, sports, news and entertainment.

For 2015, the standard offered colors are Black Sand Pearl, Nautical Blue Metallic, Sizzling Crimson Mica, Army Rock Metallic, Absolutely Red (a popular color this time of year), Classic Silver Metallic and Super White.

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