2014 Scion xD
2014 Scion xD Overview
Pros & Cons
- Lots of standard features
- Less cargo space than hatchback rivals
- Poor fuel economy for the class
- Dull handling
Notable for 2014
- Touch-screen stereo became standard
Scion xD Rankings and Research
The 2014 Scion xD ranking is based on its score within the 2014 Hatchbacks category. Currently the Scion xD has a score of 8.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 60 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.
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2014 Scion xD Pictures
2014 Scion xD Review
The 2014 Scion xD disappointed critics with its poor fuel economy and dull handling, but they liked that it comes with lots of standard features for the class.
With its four-cylinder engine, most reviewers said the 2014 Scion xD accelerates briskly in the city but feels sluggish on the highway. Test drivers noted that the standard five-speed manual transmission has long throws but a light clutch, and some preferred it to the available four-speed automatic. The Scion xD earns an EPA-estimated 27/33 mpg city/highway, which is lower than most competitors' estimates. Although critics agreed that the xD doesn’t have the most engaging driving dynamics, most said it offers decent ride comfort and is easy to maneuver in parking spaces.
According to reviewers, the 2014 Scion xD's cabin has simple styling and class-appropriate materials. Most automotive journalists reported that the 2014 xD has lots of headroom, and its sliding and reclining rear seats have good legroom. However, a few critics wished the driver's seat and steering wheel were more adjustable. Standard equipment includes a six-speaker Pioneer stereo, a 6.1-inch touch-screen display, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, an auxiliary input jack, a USB port and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. An upgraded stereo, navigation and remote start are available. The 2014 Scion xD has up to 35.7 cubic feet of cargo space, which is less than many hatchback rivals' cargo capacities. Still, reviewers thought the xD has a good amount of interior storage compartments.
Other Cars to Consider
Auto writers were pleased with the 2014 Volkswagen Golf cabin's excellent fit and finish, and it has more cargo space than the xD. They reported that it has agile handling and a comfortable ride, and with its available diesel engine, it gets better fuel economy than the xD.
The 2014 Kia Soul has one of the roomiest cargo holds in the class, and reviewers reported that its cabin is spacious and well-constructed. The Soul is available with even more features than the xD, including a rearview camera, a panoramic sunroof and push-button start.