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MPG: 27 city/33 hwy

2012 Scion xD Hatchback

2012 Scion xD Review

(0 Stars)  A smaller, slightly cheaper sibling to the xB

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Overview
The Scion xD is the brand's least-expensive offering, cheaper than the xB by about $1000. When it stepped in to replace the xA, the xD adopted the same box-on-wheels look as its pricier xB sibling, but as similar as they look, the xD is quite a bit smaller. It's more than a foot shorter from nose to tail, is lower and narrower, and rides on a shorter wheelbase. Interior space is not nearly as generous either, but the xD at least has the gauges in front of the driver rather than mounted in the center of the dashboard. The xD has a smaller engine than the xB. The 1.8-liter four makes 128 hp--not bad for this segment--and it has 400 fewer pounds to lug around than does the xB's larger engine. Unfortunately, the xD shares the same two transmission choices as its larger sibling: a vague-shifting five-speed manual and an automatic that has only four speeds (nowadays, six-speed automatics are not uncommon in this class). As you'd expect given the smaller size, smaller engine, and lighter weight, the xD's fuel economy easily exceeds that of the xB. As with all Scions, the list of available accessories and upgrades is long and includes mechanical items (suspension and brakes) as well as the expected wheels and visual accessories. Scion offers several audio system upgrades and even a factory navigation system (although it's pricey at nearly $2000).

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2012 xD Base Hatchback Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 1.8L in-line four-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 27 MPG city, 33 MPG highway, 29 MPG combined and 322 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
11.1gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 128 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 125 ft lb of torque @ 4,400 rpm

'12 Scion Hatchback Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cargo Cover
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Cup Holders
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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iPod Connector
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
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Wheel Covers
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