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Selected Style 5-Door Wagon Manual (Natl)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual 22 28 $15,057 $15,850
5-Door Wagon Automatic 22 28 $15,960 $16,800
5-Door Wagon Manual Release Series 7.0 22 28 $17,398 $18,320
5-Door Wagon Automatic Release Series 7.0 22 28 $18,300 $19,270
4-Door Wagon
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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
$15,057
$15,033
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,850
$15,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$264 / month
$266 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Scion xB has a lot of space, polarizing looks, and lots of safety features. It provides good value for those on a budget, trendy or not. 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
Second Hip Room (in) 46.7 41.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 53.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.8 98.8
Second Head Room (in) 41.2 39.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7 40.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 49.6
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 40.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 21.7 -
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.0 15.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 18.1
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA TNC
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA TNC
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBC
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/65R15
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
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
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 -
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 SFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.55
Summary
Vehicle Name Scion xB Chrysler PT Cruiser
Body Style 4 Door Wagon Small Station Wagon
Suspension
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
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.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 -
 
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