Compare 2008 Scion xB vs 2009 Chevrolet HHR

2008 Scion xB
2009 Chevrolet HHR
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5-Door Wagon Manual
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
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $17,877 $18,720
FWD 4-Door Panel LS 22 32 $18,173 $19,030
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 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 SS 21 29 $23,698 $24,815
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.4
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
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
122.5 97.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
167.3 176.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
21.7 -
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 25.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 16.2
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 18.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QDB
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P215/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QDB
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P215/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3020 3155
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6000 155 @ 6100
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 26
Transmission
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
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Scion xB Chevrolet HHR
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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