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

1. better fuel economy (city)

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.
10.7l/100 km
Citroen C4 Picasso (2014): 3.6l/100 km

2. greater cargo volume

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
328l
Mazda Mazda 5 Sport (2014): 1257l

3. better fuel economy (highway)

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.
8.4l/100 km
Citroen C4 Picasso (2014): 3.2l/100 km

4. more headroom (front)

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.
1.02m
Nissan Cube 1.8 SL (2014): 1.08m

5. higher Euro NCAP rating

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.
5
Mazda Mazda 5 Sport (2014): 5

6. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
158hp
Dodge Grand Caravan R/T (2014): 283hp

7. width

1.76m
Nissan Note Advance CVT (2015): 1.7m

8. height

1.61m
Nissan Note Advance CVT (2015): 1.54m

9. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
Scion xB Base (2014)
64% have it

10. Has air suspension

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.
Scion xB Base (2014)
55% have it

11. more airbags

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.
6
Seat Alhambra I-TECH (2014): 12

12. larger fuel tank

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.
53l
Honda Odyssey Touring (2015): 79l

13. lower ground clearance

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.
160mm
Renault Scenic 1.5 dCi 110 (2014): 59mm

14. bigger screen size

A bigger screen size for the in-car system provides a better user experience and is easier to use while driving.
6.1"
Honda Odyssey Touring (2015): 8"

15. more cylinders

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.
4
Nissan Quest SL (2014): 6

16. more headroom (rear)

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.
1.05m
Nissan Quest SL (2014): 1.06m

17. larger interior

A larger interior volume makes for a more comfortable driving experience, giving more space for you and your passengers.
3140l
Nissan Quest SL (2014): 5035l

18. more valves

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.
16
Nissan Quest SL (2014): 24

19. Has a petrol (gasoline) engine

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.
Scion xB Base (2014)
74% have it

20. Has front-wheel drive

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.
Scion xB Base (2014)
92% have it

21. weight

1.37t
Nissan Note Advance CVT (2015): 1.5kg

22. smaller turn radius

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.
10.6m
Kia Rondo Platinum (2014): 5.5m

23. Has in-car system

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.
Scion xB Base (2014)
35% have it

24. Has ISOFIX/LATCH

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.
Scion xB Base (2014)
92% have it

25. shorter length

4.27m
Nissan Cube 1.8 SL (2014): 3.98m

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