Compare 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser vs 2009 Scion xB

2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser
2009 Scion xB
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4-Door Wagon
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 21 26 $15,033 $15,970
2-Door Convertible 21 26 $17,346 $18,430
4-Door Wagon Touring 19 24 $18,504 $19,785
4-Door Wagon Limited 18 24 $21,899 $23,515
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5-Door Wagon Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual 22 28 $14,962 $15,750
5-Door Wagon Automatic 22 28 $15,865 $16,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,033
$14,962
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,970
$15,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$266 / month
$263 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible gets the axe midway through 2008, so if you want one, act quickly, but the wagon is here if you need flexible utility with retro flair. The 2009 Scion xB has polarizing looks, a no-haggle dealer experience, and a long safety features list. It provides good value for those on a budget.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
41.1 46.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 55.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
49.6 52.7
Second Leg Room (in)
40.9 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.8 100.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
168.9 167.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
63.0 64.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.2 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.0 102.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 69.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 21.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 x 0.9 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.97 x 1.57 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 14.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TNC NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TNC NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3070 3020
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
510 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5200 158 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4000 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EDZ NA
Displacement
2.4L/148 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 24
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.05
Trans Order Code
DD5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.33
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chrysler PT Cruiser Scion xB
Body Style
Small Station Wagon 4 Door Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Macpherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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