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MPG: 27 City / 33 Hwy
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Used Car: 2013 Scion xD Review

Review Last Updated: 8/14/14

The 2013 Scion xD impressed reviewers with its spacious cabin and numerous available features, but rival cars are more fun to drive, they said.

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Reviewers thought the 2013 Scion xD feels lively around town and offers quick acceleration from a stop. However, some wrote that its four-cylinder engine could use more power when climbing large hills or passing on the highway. A five-speed manual transmission is standard and a four-speed automatic is available. With either transmission, the 2013 xD gets an EPA-estimated 27/33 mpg city/highway, which is on the low end for a subcompact car. Some critics wrote that the 2013 xD falls short with unwieldy handling and steering that doesn’t provide enough feedback. However, others reported that it offers strong brakes and a ride that’s fairly composed.

The 2013 Scion xD’s cabin is made with mostly hard plastics, but test drivers said they are nicely textured, and that the cabin is well-built. There’s plenty of headroom in both the front and back, reviewers noted, and some said that a sliding rear seat means there’s ample back-seat legroom. However, some reported that taller drivers may need more legroom. With the rear seats folded, the 2013 xD has 35.7 cubic feet of cargo space, which is competitive for the class. The 2013 xD comes standard with Bluetooth, a Pioneer  audio system and a USB port. A BeSpoke audio system with a touch-screen display and navigation were available as dealer-installed options when the xD was new.

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Other Cars to Consider

Test drivers said that the 2013 Mazda Mazda2 is a fun-to-drive hatchback, with nimble handling and sharp steering. The Mazda2 uses less fuel than the xD, and reviewers liked its supportive and comfortable front seats and intuitive dashboard controls.     

The 2013 Kia Rio gets better gas mileage than the xD, and it was available with an extensive list of features when it was new. Additionally, the Rio hatchback offers substantially more overall cargo space.

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