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Selected Style 5-Door HB Manual (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual 27 33 $13,822 $14,550
5-Door HB Automatic 26 32 $14,582 $15,350
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 32 35 $10,465 $10,890
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 32 35 $12,160 $12,815
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 38 $12,970 $13,665
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 32 35 $12,915 $13,615
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 29 38 $13,730 $14,465
5-Door HB Manual Rio5 LX 27 32 $12,250 $12,915
5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 LX 25 35 $13,060 $13,765
5-Door HB Manual Rio5 SX 27 32 $13,160 $13,870
5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 SX 25 35 $13,965 $14,715
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,822
$10,465
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,550
$10,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$243 / month
$182 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line At a bargain price that’s not much more than stripper econoboxes, the 2008 Scion xD is a pretty hot little hatch. The 2008 Kia Rio is a good choice among subcompacts and it’s stylish, but standard anti-lock brakes and better side-impact protection would help its case against the Honda Fit.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 32 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.9 34.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.5 92.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 50.1 50.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.9 53.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.7 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 42.8
Front Hip Room (in) 51.1 50.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 58.5 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.5 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 154.7 166.9
Height, Overall (in) 60.0 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.7 57.5
Wheelbase (in) 96.9 98.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.5 11.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - TBD - 10.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x - TBD - 8.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.1 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 32.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.56 4.3
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/60R16 P175/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/60R16 P175/70R14
Spare Tire Size T135/70R16 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2625 2365
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 14 x 5.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 14 x 5.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.3 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - NA
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/110 1.6L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 128 @ 6000 110 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 4400 107 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 35
Transmission
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 2.05
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.62
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.37
Summary
Vehicle Name Scion xD Kia Rio
Body Style 4 Door Wagon 4dr Sdn
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
 
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