Restyled for 2008, the Scion xB softens its edges and gets a wide C-pillar.
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The grille and headlights still have a squared-off look, but the hood runs smoothly down to the grille.
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The engine has also been upgraded for 2008, increasing to a 2.4-liter four cylinder.
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People who liked the accidental styling of the earlier xB might not be impressed with this more self-conscious look.
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The wide C-pillar doesn't do much for visibility.
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The xB gets assymetrical by putting its one reverse light off to the side.
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Cargo area is substantial in the new xB, offering extra space over the previous version.
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The instrument cluster changes in the new car, using four centrally mounted gauges.
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One nice standard feature is the xB's multifunction steering wheel, with audio controls on the left spoke.
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With the automatic version, you get this shifter on the center console. It has a manual gear selection mode.
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The optional navigation system is an Alpine-sourced factory installation.
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The navigation has good options for destination entry.
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Route guidance shows easily understood graphics indicating upcoming turns.
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The LCD motors down to reveal the single CD slot.
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An iPod connection is standard on the xB.
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The iPod interface on the stereo works very well, emulating the look of the iPod.
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The stereo plays MP3 CDs, and shows ID3 tagging information.
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There are an impressive array of surround sound settings in the xB.
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Headrest-mounted rear seat DVD units were a surprise in our xB.
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