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Scion xB Base (2014)

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Scion xB Base (2014) review: 38 facts and highlights

Scion xB Base (2014)
Scion xB Base (2014)
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Why is Scion xB Base (2014) better than the average?

  • Width
    1.76mvs1.94m
  • Height
    1.61mvs1.7m
  • lower ground clearance
    160mmvs287.33mm
  • more headroom (rear)
    1.05mvs989.67mm
  • Weight
    1.37tvs1.76t
  • smaller turn radius
    10.6mvs11.26m
  • shorter length
    4.27mvs4.67m
  • larger engine size
    2.4lvs2.25l

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1. higher Euro NCAP rating

5

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) carries out safety tests for new vehicles, providing an overall rating for each car’s safety. It covers different areas such as safety for an adult occupant, child occupant or pedestrian.

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2.Has fully independent suspension
Scion xB Base (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

3.Has air suspension
Scion xB Base (2014)

Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.

4.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Scion xB Base (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

5.Has front-wheel drive
Scion xB Base (2014)

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.

6. smaller turn radius

10.6m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

328l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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1257l

2.width

1.76m

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3.height

1.61m

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1.54m

4. more headroom (front)

1.02m

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

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1.08m

5. lower ground clearance

160mm

The ground clearance is the distance between the lowest point of the car and the road surface. A shorter ground clearance lowers a vehicle’s center of gravity - increasing its handling ability and reducing the chance of a rollover. However, a higher ground clearance allows you to go over more uneven terrain.

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6. greater cargo volume (seats down)

1979l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things. With some vehicles you can put the rear seats down in order to gain more space for cargo.

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4247l

Speed

1. lower coefficient of drag

0.32Cd

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

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0.3Cd

Engine

1. better fuel economy (city)

10.7l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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3.6l/100 km

2. better fuel economy (highway)

8.4l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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3. more horsepower

158hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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4. larger fuel tank

53l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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79l

5. more cylinders

4

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.

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6. more valves

16

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.

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Features

1. more airbags

6

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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2. bigger screen size

6.1"

A bigger screen size for the in-car system provides a better user experience and is easier to use while driving.

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8"

3.Has in-car system
Scion xB Base (2014)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

4.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Scion xB Base (2014)

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

5.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Scion xB Base (2014)

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

6.Has Bluetooth
Scion xB Base (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

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