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Scion’s Popular College Box Gets Some Changes


2011 Scion xB

2011 Scion xB

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So have you seen the restyled Scion xB for 2011? No? Well, you might have scene a new one on the television or maybe even at the local dealer near campus and just not notice yet. The restyled 2011 xB was announced earlier this week in a press release along with a price change announcement. The changes may not be obvious, but they will take a little bit more out of your pocket.

Most of the changes, besides the price, have come to the exterior albeit in modest ways. The front and rear bumpers have been modified along with the headlights and taillights. The most significant change is the smaller front grille with larger lower valance air intake opening. Kind of reminds us of the redesigned Mazda3 “smiling” front clip. Another change most consumers will spot, especially when one backs out of a parking space like a streak, is the removal of the single reverse lamp in favor of integrated rear lamps.

Other changes can be found in the interior cabin, which includes larger bolsters on the front seats, “geometric” patterned cloth seats, sliding center armrest and for the height challenged a telescoping steering adjustment. As for the price, Scion has added $150 to the sticker. Maybe that pays for the telescoping wheel and sliding armrest.

 

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  1. Looks like worthwhile updates. I test drove the 2009 Xb three times but just could not get myself to buy it. Much, much better than the Matrix. However, the Xb seats lacked support, the driver seat armrest was narrow and too thinly padded and the steering wheel did not adjust very much. So, these updates might help. Biggest concern is the extremely large blind spot to the rear passenger side. The side mirror helps but I found several instances where visibility was still a safety concern. Remove that blind spot and I'll but one tomorrow.
     
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