Pros Aux In and USB jack
Minimalistic design inside and out unlike other boxed cars in this genre
Cool digital guage
customized trims can be added
Cons Gas mileage can be better
Soft steering (better if tighter, sporty steering)
Kinda feels like your driving a mini bus
Bluetooth not standard
Little more plastic interior but still nice
Summary For it's price, you're getting alot of cool standard features. I use the AUX in for my Garmin GPS with voice activated bluetooth and mp3 player. USB input is also available for your ipod, jump drive, and even a hard drive where you can store mp3z galore. The XB handling is soft compared to my last tighter, sportier handling of my 2003 VW GTI. This car is a great balance of good gas mileage, roomy interior, cool design, and a reasonable price. The car uses the 2009 Camry engine so reliability is there.
Pros I like the fact that it has two seven inch headrest monitors, a very okay navigation system and a ok hundred-seventy watt, six speakers unknown sound system.
Cons Bad thing that is maps and calculations wasn't immediate
Pros Almost everything! Great turning radius (it's saved me several times), compact but huge inside, easy to park and my friends love it!
Cons Only one charger (when this was made for the electronic product savvy generation), bigger center console, no BT or voice commands for the NAV, small cup holders, bug magnet
Summary Notice that its the previous gen 1 xB owners or even people that don't OWN an xB2 leaving bad reviews...seriously, if you didn't like it, why'd you buy it? Trade it in, get back your xB1 and quit crying! Personally I looked at both the gen 1 and gen 2 xBs, and found that I liked the interior space much better in the xB2. I love the centered instrument panel (being a short person, I don't like having to look THROUGH the wheel to see how fast I'm going) where everything is very accessible. The bang for the buck is really impressive: power doors, windows, nice radio, ABS, Trac/VSC control, airbags galore, great safety ratings, great resell value... love it! My car payment is pretty low, too. The MPG could be a little better, but with careful driving, I can get it into the low 30s. I have NEVER gotten below 27.4 mpg, which is better than what I was getting in my old little car. People call it ugly, but every time I see it outside my apartment, it makes me smile and my friends love it. It's become THE social car for going out and road trips. I'm still slowly but surely adding on other options that I want, and I like that I'm paying for what I want rather than packages I didn't need. It's just a fantastic little-big car, and I'm pleased every day that I got it instead of the xB1, Matrix, HHR, Element or RAV4!
Pros roomy, and plenty of "zip", good bargin for the price
Cons cheesy armrest for the drivers chair.
Summary Great little car for the price, plenty of interior room, seats 5 people easily... or 4 of us larger Americans :P
great sound system even with stock, wonderful power, though if I don't watch myself.. I'll be getting tickets..
and the accessories option is going to be my financial down fall .. I like making it uniquely mine
"nothing gained"on by TheManInDboX
Pros Still Thinking
Cons Tons of them read on
Summary I owned a 2005 Scion XB, the box, as many would call it.. I went to trade it in on a new model, the new XB. What i found is, that although it is bigger on the outside, it is smaller for tall drivers, the center console has grown in width and has caused less leg room for anyone tall, the placement of the shifter causes to tight of a space to drive this car as a tall person (6ft or bigger). The previous model had more room for a tall driver. Also the roof line is smaller, and there are tons of blind spots. Although power is up, so is weight. The car "box" is no longer good on gas, where as the old one i could get 40mpg. The weight gain has caused the box, to no longer zip in corners, now there is an increased body roll... which makes it a little sloppy, its longer and add the blind spots and parking in NYC is no longer easy. I would suggest you look for an older one with low miles if you like; getting more looks then a porsche, Having leg room, getting good MPG, like to zip in corners, enjoy almost zero blind spots, and need to park in crowded urban areas... If all you are looking for is a tall ride to replace your suburban... there is nothing better...