2008 Scion xB
Starting MSRP: $15,650
Maximum mpg: 22/28
Were it not for the lack of crash-test ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the xB might have won the category. It has it all: funky styling, a high-quality cabin, an attractive price tag and lots of safety features. Never mind that Scion attracts its share of geriatric drivers the xB understands the MyFace Generation better than most car companies ever will.(Credit: Toyota)
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December 22, 2010 10:33 AM
First-time drivers need safe, reliable transportation that won't break the bank. Coupes, sedans, convertibles, hatchbacks, SUVs and regular-cab pickup trucks that cost less than $15,000 were considered.
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