#7 -2nd Gen Scion xB
Lovingly nicknamed “The Breadbox” when the Scion xB was first introduced as one of Scion’s first vehicles in 2004, it was unlike any car that Americans had seen before. Strong sales in 2006 meant a bumpercrop was ripe for the picking for the second generation Scion xB.
Priced at a very affordable $15,650 when it first debuted, it carried over the breadbox design we’ve come to know and love from the original xB although this xB was a full foot longer, three inches wider and a bit lower. Add on 636 pounds compared to the first gen and the 2.4L Toyota 2AZ-FE was somewhat strained. With 158 HP and 162 lb-ft paired to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic, acceleration and overall dynamics were at best, dull.
But if plenty of storage room, a reliable car and value is what you craved, the second gen Scion xB was your car.
Did you know…
- The Scion xB was called the Toyota Corolla Rumion in Japan and the Ruckus in Australia.
- It’s an owners inside secret, but every second gen xB has a secret compartment in the center console. A favorite for holding gum, medication or anything legal if you catch our drift.
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