Scion xD (2014)
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Scion xD (2014) review: 35 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.
8.7l/100 km
Peugeot 301 Berline (2014): 0l/100 km

2. 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 xD (2014)
84% have it

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.
7.1l/100 km
Peugeot 301 Berline (2014): 0l/100 km

4. greater cargo volume

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
297l
Mini Clubman (2014): 1068l

5. longer wheelbase

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
2.46m
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 3.07m

6. higher maximum torque

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
169Nm
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 400Nm

7. better fuel economy (combined)

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.
8.1l/100 km
Peugeot 301 Berline (2014): 0l/100 km

8. 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
Ford Fiesta ST (2014): 6

9. 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 xD (2014)
82% have it

10. larger fuel tank

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.
42l
Kia Rio LX (2015): 73l

11. 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.
11m
Scion iQ2 (2014): 4.2m

12. shorter length

3.93m
Renault Twizy EV 13kW (2014): 2.34m

13. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Scion xD (2014)
75% have it

14. 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 xD (2014)
72% have it

15. 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 xD (2014)
29% have it

16. 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.
988mm
Mini Clubman (2014): 1.06m

17. 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 xD (2014)
81% have it

18. 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
Chevrolet Sonic LS (2014): 10

19. 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.
955mm
Skoda Roomster S (2014): 1.01m

20. larger interior

A larger interior volume makes for a more comfortable driving experience, giving more space for you and your passengers.
2393l
Hyundai Elantra GT (2014): 3373l

21. 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
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 6

22. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
1
Ford Focus ST (2014): 2

23. 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
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 24

24. width

1.73m
Peugeot 208 Allure (2014): 1m

25. height

1.51m
Honda CR-Z (2014): 1.39m

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