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2013 Scion xB

small car / 4-door wagon

2013 Scion xB 4-door wagon
2008 Scion xB shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2008-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Scion xB wagon

The Scion xB was redesigned for the 2008 model year. Its size and weight have increased sufficiently to reclassify it as a small car. (The earlier design was classified as a minicar.) Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Toyota as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF0706
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 4
Left (cm) 10
Center (cm) 16
Right (cm) 8
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -1
Rearward (cm) 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF0706
Head
HIC-15 235
Peak gs at hard contact 50
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 25
Maximum Nij 0.30
Chest maximum compression (mm) 27
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 5.0
Femur force - right (kN) 1.4
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.51
Maximum tibia index - right 0.81
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 67
Right 90

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2013-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Scion XB wagon with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Scion xB was redesigned for the 2008 model year. Its size and weight have increased sufficiently to reclassify it as a small car. (The earlier design was classified as a minicar.) Beginning with 2013 models, design changes were made to the side curtain and side torso airbags and front and rear door trim panels.

Two tests of the xB were conducted, one of a 2008 model by the Institute and the other representing a 2013 model by Toyota as part of side crash test verification. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structure ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests. (The car tested by Toyota was designated as a 2012 model but included the side curtain airbag and door trim changes of the 2013 models.)

Rating applies to 2013-15 models

Tested vehicle:2013 Scion XB wagon

The Scion xB was redesigned for the 2008 model year. Its size and weight have increased sufficiently to reclassify it as a small car. (The earlier design was classified as a minicar.) Beginning with 2013 models, design changes were made to the side curtain and side torso airbags and front and rear door trim panels.

Two tests of the xB were conducted, one of a 2008 model by the Institute and the other representing a 2013 model by Toyota as part of side crash test verification. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structure ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests. (The car tested by Toyota was designated as a 2012 model but included the side curtain airbag and door trim changes of the 2013 models.)

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0838 VTS1214
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -13.5 -11.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0838 VTS1214
Head HIC-15 278 440
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8 0.9
Compression (kN) 0.1 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 42 38
Lateral force (kN) 1.4 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 33 27
Average deflection (mm) 30 21
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.01 3.60
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.43 0.32
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.8 3.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.1 2.4
Combined force (kN) 3.7 5.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 138 25
A-P moment (Nm) 48 -84

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0838 VTS1214
Head HIC-15 164 142
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3 0.4
Compression (kN) 0.2 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 40 47
Lateral force (kN) 1.2 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 34 36
Average deflection (mm) 25 30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.49 3.70
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.70 0.64
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.4 0.4
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.5 1.4
Combined force (kN) 2.5 1.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.4 1.5
L-M moment (Nm) 174 67
A-P moment (Nm) -28 -235

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2008-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Scion xB wagon

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,078 lbs
Peak force 21,041 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 6.84

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2008-15 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 24
Distance below top of head (mm) 42
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.2
Head contact time (ms) 62
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 1
Max neck tension (N) 436

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted