For buyers looking to maximize their fuel efficiency without sacrificing space or style, Scion offers the 2012 xD. The xD is a stunning five-door hatchback that features aggressive styling, a fun-to-drive demeanor and the versatility that has become a hallmark of the Scion brand.
The 2012 xD (MSRP $15,345) is powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine packing 128 hp and 125 lb/ft of torque. That’s a lot of power for a hatchback that features up to 35.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity, and owners can have fun driving with the knowledge that fuel economy won’t suffer. The xD delivers an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. Buyers can choose from a standard five-speed manual transmission or a smooth-shifting four-speed automatic.
The xD features some impressive performance chops and an engaging driving experience. The xD weighs in at only 2,625 pounds, lighter than most any other vehicle on the market. That low curb weight makes the xD feel more agile on the road, and a superbly-tuned chassis enables the xD to handle tight turns and bumpy roads with ease. Standard 16-inch wheels feature classic Scion styling, and buyers can also choose optional 16-inch alloy wheels to really stand out.
The xD also features terrific standard features including a 160-watt Pioneer audio system, HD Radio, the Scion BLU Logic® hands-free communication system and Bluetooth compatibility. The xD also features a standard USB port with iPod connectivity and six high-quality speakers. That technology can be controlled without ever taking your hands off the tilt steering wheel because Scion also offers redundant audio controls and an easy to access cruise control stalk.
Scion knows better than any automaker that its buyers sometimes want even more audio choices. That’s why Scion offers available systems to fit most any budget. The top option is the Scion Navigation System 200, which features a brilliant, seven-inch LCD screen that can also play DVD movies. Buyers can also opt for an upgraded Pioneer sound system that features a color touch-screen with Bluetooth connectivity, plus the highly popular Pandora Internet Radio and iTunes tagging.
Many Scion trademark accessories are available for the xD from none other than Toyota’s performance division, TRD Racing. The xD can be upgraded with performance parts that include a TRD Performance oil filter, brake pads, a rear sway bar, sport muffler, air filter and shiftknob. The xD can also be had with TRD Performance shocks, which deliver even more impressive driving dynamics.
Interior add-ons include an array of cargo covers, nets, liners and trays, plus a center armrest, the Scion Security System and the powerful Scion Remote Engine Start system. Exterior upgrades include optional 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler and the Scion Paint Protection System.
The xD offers a lot of style, technology and performance, and Scion engineers saved their most impressive work for safety. Every xD features the Star Safety System™, which includes Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake Distribution, Brake Assist and Smart Stop Technology. Those are just the features that help avoid an accident altogether. If occupants are involved in a crash, the xD features front airbags, seat-mounted side airbags and curtain airbags that span both the first and second rows. The xD features so many outstanding safety technologies that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the hatchback a “Top Safety Pick” for 2012.
The 2012 Scion xD is the model that combines the best features of every Scion model. With great looks, surprising roominess and athletic handling, the Scion xD is not the typical hatchback, so come in and check out the 2012 Scion xD today.