Compare 2008 Scion xD vs 2008 Kia Rio

2008 Scion xD
2008 Kia Rio
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5-Door HB Manual
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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4-Door Sedan Manual
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
5-Door HB Manual Rio5 LX 27 32 $12,250 $12,915
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 32 35 $12,915 $13,615
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 38 $12,970 $13,665
5-Door HB Automatic Rio5 LX 25 35 $13,060 $13,765
5-Door HB Manual Rio5 SX 27 32 $13,160 $13,870
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 29 38 $13,730 $14,465
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.6
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
City
27 mpg 32 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.7 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 50.8
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
60.0 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.7 57.5
Wheelbase (in)
96.9 98.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.5 11.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.1 11.9
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R16 P175/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R16 P175/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2625 2365
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 14 x 5.0
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.3 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 4400 107 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.6L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
128 @ 6000 110 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 32
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4dr Sdn
Vehicle Name
Scion xD Kia Rio
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
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

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