The new Scion xB is indeed a bigger box, but it doesn't look so much like a box any more. And it isn't, as the increased length reduces the squareness. The styling is considerably improved. Plastic surgery on the chin has made a huge difference, and the other edges and angles are much softer, making the xB more attractive and less funny looking.
It's also less distinctive than before, but it's still distinctive compared to other cars of this size. Utility-wise, it's like the (front-wheel drive, five-door with good cargo space), but now it looks more like the .
The new Scion xB is 12 inches longer, on a wheelbase that's just 4 inches longer; this means bigger overhangs, which goes against the trend, as most new vehicles increase the wheelbase more than the length, efficient packaging that increases stability. The xB is 2.8 inches wider, though, and that adds stability. And the wheels have been increased in size to 16 inches, allowing larger disc brakes, front and rear. The Scion xB's brakes are very good.
The JB car pages provide engine and transmission specs, as well as gas mileage and dimensions for all 2008 Scion xB versions. In addition, please find information on the various trims of the 2008 Scion xB and their standard equipment and their prices below.