When it appeared in 2004, the xB defied conventional descriptions. The tall, wagon-like compact was alarmingly square, hip to some and nerdy to others. But Scion knew its market, and the xB caught on with young folk and urbanites. A 2008 restyle smoothed out the edges for the less controversial look it wears today. The Scion is certainly less radical then its chief rival, the Nissan Cube.
The tall body provides commendable space for passengers and cargo given the xB's modest exterior dimensions and bargain price. An interesting array of options and dealer-installed accessories make customization a breeze, which undoubtedly appeals to the individualist set courted by Scion.