2015 Scion xB

small car / 4-door wagon

2015 Scion xB 4-door wagon
2014 Scion xB shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2014-15 models built after February 2014

Tested vehicle: 2014 Scion xB 4-door

The Scion xB was redesigned for the 2008 model year. Beginning with 2014 models built after February 2014, the side curtain airbags were reprogrammed to deploy in frontal crashes and changes were made to better control the stability of the steering column to improve occupant protection in small overlap crashes. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward side structure. Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy’s head and torso. The side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was not maintained well.

During the crash, the dummy's head and torso barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off to the left. The seat belt allowed the dummy to move too far forward, as is evident from the gap between the seat back and the dummy's torso. The side curtain airbag did not extend far enough forward toward the A-pillar.

Despite considerable intrusion into the driver footwell area, risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

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
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

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.)

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

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

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2008-15 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry