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Resale: $12,850
Value: Above Average Above Average
MPG: 27 city/33 hwy

2013 Scion xD Base Hatchback

2013 Scion xD Review

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

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New For 2013
The xD is offering its own Release Series, the Blizzard Pearl Release Series 4.0. Pearl white inside and out, it also gets unique wheels and special trim. Production is limited to 800. All xDs add side air bags in the front seat cushions. Gauge faces switch from black to white. An available two-tone paint scheme combines a blue streak metallic body with a black sand metallic roof.
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. The 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. 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 (six-speed automatics are now common in this class). At least with its smaller size, smaller engine, and lighter weight, the xD’s fuel economy easily exceeds that of the xB, but it is still not great. 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.

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2013 xD Base Hatchback Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 1.8L in-line 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 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

'13 Scion Base Hatchback Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Keyless Entry
Power Locks
Vehicle Information Center
Rear Spoiler
Cargo Cover
Brake Assist
Driver Air Bag
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Air Bag
Side Air Bag(s)
Stability Control
Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc MP3 Capable
iPod Connector
  Tires and Wheels  
Wheel Covers
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