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2010 Scion xD Review

Sporty Subcompact

A three-quarter front view of a 2010 Scion xD

In short: A sporty, budget-minded 5-door hatchback.

Featuring sporty exterior styling and a lengthy list of standard features, including remote keyless entry and a digital multi-information display, the Scion xD is truly a budget car with character. Added to the 5-door hatchback's already ample amenities are a host of in-car entertainment options, making the xD the epitome of subcompact cool.

Warranty/Service: 3-year/36,000-mile basic coverage; 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain coverage; 5-year/unlimited mile corrosion perforation coverage

Base Price: $15,600 / As tested: $16,665

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 5-door hatchback

Engine: 1.8-liter, DOHC 16-valve dual VVT-i 4-cylinder engine
Horsepower: 128 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 125 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm
Transmission: 4-speed automatic

Curb weight:
2,668 lbs
Wheelbase: 96.9 in
Length/Width/Height: 154.7/67.9/60 in
Turning circle: 37.1 ft

front disc brakes and rear drum brakes; electronic brake-force distribution; ABS
Suspension: sport-tuned independent strut front suspension; torsion beam rear suspension

Traction: vehicle stability control with traction control and brake assist; all-season tires

0-60 mph: 8.4 seconds
Top Speed: 120 mph

EPA City:
27 mpg
EPA Highway: 33 mpg

driver and front passenger dual stage airbags; driver and front passenger seat mounted side airbags; front and rear side curtain airbags


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