The Scion xB enters the 2009 model year by appealing to young urban trendsetters with its fresh styling and performance. It features a surprising level of refinement and is packaged with an array of standard equipment including a 160-watt maximum output Pioneer audio system with iPod connectivity.

The head-turning xB receives one new exterior color, Stringray Metallic. With its elongated headlamps that wrap around the side of the vehicle, rectangular grille, and pronounced fenders, the xB projects an aggressive appearance. Soft angles between its wide and flat paneling and a high beltline give the xB its iconic boxy shape.

A 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine produces 158 horsepower, 55 more than the previous generation.

The xB is mono spec. Customers only need to choose exterior color and transmission type. The xB comes with a generous list of standard features including power steering, windows, door locks and mirrors; remote keyless entry; air conditioning; four-wheel anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake Distribution, Brake Assist; driver and front passenger airbags; front seat-mounted side airbags; front and rear side curtain airbags; Vehicle Stability Control with Traction Control; first-aid kit; and tilt steering wheel with audio controls.

Base model estimated mpg: 22/28

Estimated starting price: $15,750

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