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Old 04-14-2005, 03:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Scion Xb Towing Capacity

I have read that the Xb is not recommended for towing but can someone tell me what the maximum towing capacity for this car is? I love the looks of this car but I needed something that could tow about 1,000 lbs. or less.
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Old 04-14-2005, 09:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The xB can barely move itself, let alone tow something behind it.
Echo engine + light chassis = bad for towing

Maybe after some upgrades it'd be possible I donno

EDIT: A quick google search yielded this...
http://www.scionlife.com/forums/view...ighlight=hitch
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Old 04-19-2005, 01:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ANY car can tow short of a Smart Car.

There are more than a few people with tow hitches installed who tow with the xB on Scion Life. 1000 pounds or less should be no problem. The car itself as a cargo capacity of almost 1000 lbs, which is huge for a car like that.

The xB can barely move itself? 0-60 is 9.0 seconds with the 5 speed manual.

Check Edmunds.com road test, that is their official number. The automatic is what is usually tested. Those are closer to 10.5 seconds.

Either way, 9.0 seconds is not bad at all. It's about average actually, about the same as any other car in its class and better than many SUV's.

WTF do you want for $14,000?

It's a ridiculous and unfair exaggeration to say it can barely move itself. Nothing else for the price is much faster and mine does just fine on hills, even with a full load of passengers and the air conditioning on.
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Scion xb towing

What's going on with the negative comments. I have an 2008 xb that will pass any car on the Interstate except the crazy people. With 81000 miles it runs perfect and I pull a 5x8 trailer caring all kinds of stuff and it does NOT bog down. 1000 is very reasonable but I would not pull anything heavier.
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What's going on with the negative comments. I have an 2008 xb that will pass any car on the Interstate except the crazy people. With 81000 miles it runs perfect and I pull a 5x8 trailer caring all kinds of stuff and it does NOT bog down. 1000 is very reasonable but I would not pull anything heavier.
Check the thread dates brother....the xb they're talking about has a 1.5l engine not the 2.4l that you have. COmpletely different car.
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Xb towing

Whoops, sorry. I would not attempt to pull anything with the older models.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Try typing in the year, make and model for your Toyota at Reesehitches.com - they will show you what you can do to get the right weight for what you need to tow if your current weight limit isn't enough.
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