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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
4-Door Wagon
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 21 26 $17,346 $18,430
4-Door Wagon 21 26 $15,033 $15,970
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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 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
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7 40.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 64.7 63.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 21.7 -
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
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.0 15.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 36.7
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA TNC
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3020 3070
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 510
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Engine
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
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 21
Transmission
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Scion xB Chrysler PT Cruiser
Body Style 4 Door Wagon Small Station Wagon
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
 
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