Compare 2011 Honda Element vs 2011 Scion xB

2011 Honda Element
2011 Scion xB
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2WD 5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 20 25 $19,388 $20,825
4WD 5-Door LX 19 24 $20,547 $22,075
2WD 5-Door EX 20 25 $21,344 $22,935
4WD 5-Door EX 19 24 $22,504 $24,185
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5-Door Wagon Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual 22 28 $15,200 $16,000
5-Door Wagon Automatic 22 28 $16,102 $16,950
5-Door Wagon Manual Release Series 8.0 22 28 $17,484 $18,405
5-Door Wagon Automatic Release Series 8.0 22 28 $18,386 $19,355
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,388
$15,200
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,825
$16,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$347 / month
$267 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you need to haul stuff more than people, and don't want to part with maneuverability and fuel-efficiency, the 2011 Honda Element is a great choice. Whether you see the 2011 Scion xB as trendy or odd, it packs a lot of space and versatility into a compact space.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.6 110.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 52.7
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
43.3 40.0
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 46.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 55.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 41.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 63.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.1 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
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 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.6
Brakes
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3515 3027
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
440 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4000 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 5800 158 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.78 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.33
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Element Scion xB
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Wagon
Suspension
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)
0.83 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- -
Rollover Rating
-

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