is a five-door hatchback
A Hatchback is a car body style incorporating a shared passenger and cargo volume, with rearmost accessibility via a rear third or fifth door, typically a top-hinged liftgate—and features such as fold-down rear seats to enable flexibility within the shared passenger/cargo volume. As a two-box...
Subcompact car is a North American term used to describe automobiles whose class size is smaller than that of a compact car, usually not exceeding in length, but larger than a microcar...
marketed in the US from 2004-2006 — as an export model of the Japanese Domestic Market Toyota ist
The Toyota ist is a subcompact car made in Japan by Toyota.It is exported to the United States as the Scion xA and Scion xD and to Europe as the Urban Cruiser.-First generation:...
. Based on the first generation Toyota Vitz
The Toyota Vitz is a line of three- and five-door hatchback subcompact cars produced since 1998 by the Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota. Now in its third generation, the name "Toyota Vitz" has been used consistently in Japan, with most international markets receiving the same vehicle under...
hatchback, the xA shared a platform with the Toyota Platz
The Toyota Platz is a subcompact automobile that was manufactured in Japan by Toyota from 1999 through to 2005, when replaced by the Toyota Belta. Designated by Toyota as the XP10 series, the Platz was sold in export markets as either the Toyota Echo or Toyota Yaris...
The xA received a minor facelift
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for the 2006 model year, before importation ended in December 2006. The xA's successor, the xD
The Scion xD is a five-door hatchback subcompact marketed in the US and Canada by Japanese manufacturer Toyota beginning with the 2008 model year — replacing the xA. The Scion xD and the second generation xB were first shown to the public on February 8, 2007 at the Chicago Auto Show...
was delivered to US dealerships beginning in August 2007 as a 2008 model.
- 1.5 L DOHC I4
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- 108 hp (81 kW) @ 6000 rpm (revised to 103 SAE net horsepower in 2006)
- 105 ft·lbf (142 Nm) of torque @ 4200 rpm (revised to 101 lbft in 2006)
- Cargo volume: 11.7 ft³ (331 L)
- EPA fuel economy ratings:
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(EPA) fuel economy ratings
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- 2008 EPA revised fuel economy ratings for the 2004 model are 27 miles per US gallon/ 34 miles per US gallon for both manual and automatic transmission. For the 2005 and 2006 models, fuel economy is estimated at 27 miles per US gallon/34 miles per US gallon for vehicles with a manual transmission
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and 27 miles per US gallon/35 miles per US gallon for those with an automatic transmission
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- Drag Coefficient
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- 0-60 mph: 8.8 seconds
- 1/4 mile
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: 16.7 seconds at 81.3 miles per hour (36.3 m/s)
- Top Speed: Limited to 110MPH
Some of the revisions for 2006 include modified bumpers and side skirts, as well as turn signal indicators on the side mirrors and audio controls located on the steering wheel. The xA was also the first production vehicle to offer an optional iPod
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input with head unit
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display, as well as a more refined, user-friendly head unit and more exterior colors.
Beginning in late spring 2004 with the launch of the 2004 Scion xB RS 1.0 (Release Series 1.0) Scion decided to create limited edition vehicles pre-packaged with exclusive accessories in limited quantities. Limited Edition vehicles from a marketing standpoint were used to create a buzz for the brandname, with their exterior colors tending to be loud or bright hues (i.e. orange, yellow, red, blue, green). Because of the growing popularity of the Scion product line and the scarce production runs (most dealers only got 2-3 of each RS model), these limited edition vehicles quickly sell out. Preordering is available at each dealership on a first-come, first-served basis. To the customer's benefit, Scion's "Pure Price" MSRP
The manufacturer's suggested retail price , list price or recommended retail price of a product is the price which the manufacturer recommends that the retailer sell the product. The intention was to help to standardise prices among locations...
binds dealerships against market-demand vehicle mark-up. Naturally, resale values of Release Series vehicles command a premium because of their packaged options and scarcity.
- xA RS 1.0: Available only in Absolutely Red, standard equipment included a sports grille and color-keyed rear spoiler, power moonroof, and vehicle stability control (VSC). Only 1,550 units were produced.
- xA RS 2.0 only available in Spectra Blue Mica with 1,700 units produced
- xA RS 3.0 only available in Stingray Metallic light blue with 2,100 units produced
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