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Selected Style 5-Door Wagon Manual (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual 22 28 $14,867 $15,650
5-Door Wagon Automatic 22 28 $15,770 $16,600
FWD 4-Door LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $17,877 $18,720
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $19,787 $20,720
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 30 $19,787 $20,720
FWD 4-Door SS 21 29 $23,698 $24,815
FWD 4-Door Panel LS 22 32 $18,173 $19,030
FWD 4-Door Panel LT w/1LT 22 32 $20,083 $21,030
FWD 4-Door Panel LT w/2LT 22 30 $20,083 $21,030
FWD 4-Door Panel SS 21 29 $24,003 $25,135
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,867
$17,877
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,650
$18,720
Monthly Payment Estimate
$261 / month
$312 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Scion xB takes a new tack: it's bigger and more refined, but lags in fuel economy and fun. The 2009 Chevrolet HHR is a great urban runabout for small-business owners with frequent cargo hauls.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 46.7 50.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 53.5
Second Head Room (in) 41.2 39.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 52.7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7 40.6
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 50.1
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 39.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 122.5 97.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 167.3 176.2
Height, Overall (in) 64.7 62.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 58.7
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 103.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 69.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 21.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 25.2
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) - 57.7
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 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.8 x 1.7
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.0 16.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 36.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA QDB
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P215/55R16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QDB
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P215/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3020 3155
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.3 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 158 @ 6000 155 @ 6100
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 150 @ 4800
Engine Order Code NA LE8
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.2L/134
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 32
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 26
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.02
Trans Order Code NA MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.24 4.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.98
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.58
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.35
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.69
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Wagon Hatchback
Vehicle Name Scion xB Chevrolet HHR
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.04 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut-Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 7
 
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