Great vehicles for people with disabilities
|2011 Scion xD|
Recently I was given the opportunity to drive the 2011 Scion xD, and I had just three days to find out what makes this a great vehicle for those of us with disabilities. When I picked up this vehicle it was a cold winters day, it was actually December 20th just five days before Christmas. And after driving my little old Toyota Tercel I viewed the Scion xD as an early Christmas present, that sadly I would have to return in just three days. What caught my eye about this Scion was the way it seemed to sit just a little higher then other vehicle’s in it’s class. And once I was behind the wheel I discovered that thanks to the height and placement of the front and rear seats that the Scion xD is a very easy vehicle to get in and out of. And when it came to daily use I was very impressed with how easy it made my life. One of the best features of this Scion is it’s rear hatch, which went a long way in eliminating a lot of issue’s I face with my current vehicle. The rear hatch makes the cargo area very accessible, for me trips to the local grocery store were made easier, since driving a vehicle with a rear hatch resulted in me no longer having to struggle when getting things in and out of the rear of a vehicle.
When it comes to the interior of the xD I found the seats to be very comfortable and found that they offered great support ever during longer road trips. In the rear the seats fold flat and actually also recline a little allowing rear passengers to relax. I found the interior provided a great amount of quality materials and the lay out of the dash made the Scion xD a very user friendly daily driver. When it comes to the interior I really enjoyed being behind the wheel of the xD, as I found that it was very easy to access the cruise control, and climate control buttons. And even better the Multifunctional audio Controls located on the steering wheel made using the audio system a very easy task. I really found the standard Pioneer Audio System offered great sound quality and the USB plug in option was a great feature since it allowed me to listen to the music on my MP3 player. Another part of the interior that impressed me was the dual glove box, which worked perfectly and I found both compartments easy to use, even when both were open at the same time. When it comes down to it I found the Scion xD offered an appropriate amount of cargo room for all my needs.
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