Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Scion xB

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Scion xB

1. Room with a view

The key selling point to the xB is its size per dollar. The seating position inside this Scion is somewhere between a regular compact hatchback and a compact crossover. Rear seat space is generous for a vehicle this size with 38 inches of leg room and over 41 inches of head room; that is actually more headroom than the front seat passengers. This makes the xB more spacious than the majority of compact hatchbacks and, with a slightly higher floor height and roof line, also make ingress and egress easier.

The trunk may not sound all that large with 11.6 cubic feet behind the rear seats, but with a near perfect square entry point and a very low load floor, a surprising amount of outlet store purchases will fit with ease. Fold the rear seats down and the space expands even further to accommodate essentials like a new chaise lounge for the pool deck.

  • Danny Tse

    Still better looking than the latest Lambo. What an insult to my eyes.