Compare 2008 Kia Rondo vs 2009 Scion xB

2008 Kia Rondo
2009 Scion xB
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4-Door Wagon I4 LX Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon I4 LX Base 19 26 $15,625 $16,395
4-Door Wagon I4 LX 19 26 $16,895 $17,895
4-Door Wagon V6 LX 18 26 $17,795 $18,895
4-Door Wagon I4 EX 19 26 $17,995 $19,195
4-Door Wagon V6 EX 18 26 $18,895 $20,195
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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
$15,625
$14,962
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,395
$15,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$263 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Take a look at the family-friendly Rondo inside out. Though it's not that attractive from the outside, once you see how Kia uses the space inside, you'll see it in a different light. 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
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.2 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
41.6 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107.8 100.8
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 46.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 55.8
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
40.2 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.7
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 64.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 102.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
179.0 167.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.7 -
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)
- TBD - -
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)
- 21.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 14.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.86 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3333 3020
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.1 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
162 @ 5800 158 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
164 @ 4250 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 24
Transmission
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.48 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.04 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.33
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Rondo Scion xB
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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