Scion XA

22 Jul 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Scion XA

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Toyota’s new xA is a car that attracts attention, not from the Gen X crowd it was designed to to, but from older fogies as myself who are interested in any new metal to four wheels.

The xA is one of two Scion that hit the US this year. The xA is conservatively styled, as well. It is a drive, five-door hatchback styling cues that the Mini from the rear, bit its own front profile. It definitely is its own though. The side profile is the 3/4 view is cute.

All about the xA is cute.

While the xA is there is excellent front leg-, head- and shoulder With the rear seat all the way back, though, rear legroom is tight. I might been able to drive the seat more forward, but it more comfortable with the all the way back.

Certainly, if we were passengers in the back, I would moved it forward.

Adding to the is a center-mounted instrument panel. placed right up there at the of the windshield where you can get information (once you remember it’s The instruments were a speedometer, and fuel level gauge.

I liked the design of the speedometer, black numbers on a white but the tach didn’t match. In of the driver is a huge slanted You could probably tack there for some serious or even put a photo of your wife or pet.

In the center of the in their normal locations, are the system and HVAC controls. worked well, although the in the dash were different and a learning curve to get them to where you wanted or even to them off.

Continuing the dash, there are cubby under the large glove box and at the of the dash. There’s a lighted, cubby in the center of the dash as The light goes on when you the car, giving some to find your way around the xA at

The 1.5-liter DOHC four under the hood was noisy, on acceleration. It’s rated at 108 which is fine for the 2,380-pound xA. reached the front wheels a four-speed automatic transmission.

The sometime shad to search for the gear and was often in a lower than I would have with a manual gearbox.

is the same engine as the Toyota and the Scion xA is built on the same wheelbase as the Echo. The xA is shorter,

Cargo capacity is listed at cubic feet with the seat up and 32.8 cubic with it down.

However, a Bazooka Tube Subwoofer to the cargo area floor was nine inches in diameter and 18 long. It took up half the area with the seats up and lowering the left seat I know the Gen Xers Toyota is to attract to the Scion will the deep resonant bass this subwoofer delivers, but might discover one day that want to carry cargo and the $774 they spent on thing.

As someone who is definitely not part of the I thought it was a detriment. There’s a over the cargo area, but really not necessary.

Handling was good on a variety of roads. The suspension is fairly conventional MacPherson struts and coil while the rear uses bars. The brakes (discs drums rear) were but this is a light car, so isn’t all that hard.

Our had a bottom line of $15,783, makes it a good value. The price for the automatic was $13,280, $120 added for carpeted mats, $665 for alloy $459 for a security system and for the Bazooka sound package. processing and handling added $485.

My first impression of the Scion xA was The car had goo dbuild quality, but it is a Toyota all. I question the value of huge Bazooka in the rear, but again, I’m not part of the

For my music, the standard sound did a good job. By JOHN

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