Compare 2010 Honda Element vs 2009 Scion xB

2010 Honda Element
2009 Scion xB
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2WD 5-Door Automatic LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door Automatic LX 20 25 $19,109 $20,525
4WD 5-Door Automatic LX 19 24 $20,269 $21,775
2WD 5-Door Automatic EX 20 25 $21,066 $22,635
4WD 5-Door Automatic EX 19 24 $22,225 $23,885
2WD 5-Door Automatic SC 20 25 $22,629 $24,320
2WD 5-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 20 25 $22,643 $24,335
4WD 5-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 19 24 $23,802 $25,585
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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
$19,109
$14,962
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,525
$15,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$342 / month
$263 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Ideally suited for a wide range of users with the common need to haul stuff, the 2010 Honda Element is a surprising fun and fuel-efficient. 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
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.6 100.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 41.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 40.7
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 52.7
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
43.3 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 46.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
169.9 167.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 64.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
101.4 102.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 60.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
74.6 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
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)
25.1 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
38.7 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 21.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x – TBD – 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x – TBD – 10.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 34.8
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.26 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/70SR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70SR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3515 3020
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 5800 158 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4000 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.33
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.50 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 3.54
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Element Scion xB
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
Compact Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Control-Link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 -

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