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The cool carryall - Scion xB
Year: 2008
Sells for: $17,220
Fuel Economy: 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway
Engine: 158-hp 2.4-liter DOHC I4
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Seats: Five

This ugly-chic crossover likely has the highest ratio of interior volume to curb length of any vehicle. It'll welcome five adults and a good amount of luggage, and it needs to stop for gas only every 400 miles.


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