Compare 2008 Scion xB vs 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser

2008 Scion xB
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser
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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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4-Door Wagon
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 21 26 $15,033 $15,970
2-Door Convertible 21 26 $17,346 $18,430
4-Door Wagon Touring 19 24 $18,504 $19,785
4-Door Wagon Limited 18 24 $21,899 $23,515
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,867
$15,033
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,650
$15,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$261 / month
$266 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.2
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 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible gets the axe midway through 2008, so if you want one, act quickly, but the wagon is here if you need flexible utility with retro flair.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 40.6
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 49.6
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 40.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
122.5 98.8
Second Hip Room (in)
46.7 41.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 53.8
Second Head Room (in)
41.2 39.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
64.7 63.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 58.2
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 103.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 67.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
167.3 168.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
21.7 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- - TBD -
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)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.97 x 1.57
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 11 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 15.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 18.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TNC
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TNC
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3020 3070
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 510
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA EDZ
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/148
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6000 150 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.55
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA DD5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.24 3.94
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon Small Station Wagon
Vehicle Name
Scion xB Chrysler PT Cruiser
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Macpherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
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 Twist beam

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