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Vehicle Details: The 2012 Scion xB Infotainment Options

Last updated 6 years ago

Scion offers a system for everyone.

With its new standard Bluetooth® and HD Radio™ capabilities, the 2012 Scion xB provides drivers young and not so young with outstanding entertainment and personalization options, as well as greater convenience. 

The boxy shape of the xB has always given the iconic urban utility vehicle a unique combination of style and functionality. Now, it’s even easier to take advantage of the ever-present pocket communication and entertainment devices we carry. 

New for 2012, the standard 160-watt Pioneer™ audio system in the xB displays a personalized welcome screen and now incorporates Bluetooth for hands-free calling and stereo audio streaming. Bluetooth Hands-free allows drivers to pair any Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone with the radio, and then make and receive calls without actually touching the phone. When a compatible phone or personal media player is paired, it can stream music directly through the vehicle’s speakers wirelessly. Drivers can play back songs, audio books and other media stored on the device. This helps drivers keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road for safety.


Drivers who want to use devices without Bluetooth connections can plug into the universal auxiliary audio port or the USB port. When using selected USB-connected devices such as iPods, track name, number and artist information is automatically displayed on the radio screen, and the radio control switches can be used to navigate and select from your available music. 

When the music on your phone or player isn’t cutting it, standard HD Radio offers extra clarity and even more content choices. 

Built-in Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) circuitry enhances the processing of MP3, WMA and AAC digital audio files for a deeper, richer sound. Scion xB drivers who want even more thump from their audio can hook up an external subwoofer amp to the integrated RCA subwoofer output. 

An available 200-watt Pioneer Premium head unit includes a 5.8-inch touchscreen display. In addition to the extra output power and all the features found in the standard system, the Premium unit features iTunes tagging. When you hear a song on an FM or HD Radio station that you’d like to have on your iPod or iPhone, just hit the “tag” button and the song information will be saved to your connected device. The next time the device is synced to iTunes on a computer, it will automatically pull it up in the store for purchase.  

The Premium system also adds Pandora® Internet Radio capability through a connected iPhone. Pandora users will be able to select from their personalized stations and give songs a thumbs up or down through the touchscreen. If 200 watts isn’t enough, the Premium radio adds six RCA outputs for connecting external amplifiers. 

Both audio systems include the Scion Sound Processing® (SSP) circuit with three pre-programmed equalization settings, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio capability and automatic speed-sensitive volume adjustment. 

For those who want to further up the ante, the available Scion Navigation System 200 combines audio, hands-free calling and a DVD player, all easily controlled through a seven-inch touchscreen. A Rear Seat Entertainment System is available as well to keep those sitting in the back entertained and happy.

Personalization has always been an integral part of the Scion ownership experience, and the 2012 xB continues that with its new connectivity and entertainment options.


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