Compare 2008 Toyota Matrix vs 2009 Scion xB

2008 Toyota Matrix
2009 Scion xB
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4-Door Wagon Manual STD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual STD 26 33 $14,346 $15,510
4-Door Wagon Automatic STD 25 31 $15,086 $16,310
4-Door Wagon Manual XR 26 33 $15,373 $16,990
4-Door Wagon Automatic XR 25 31 $16,126 $17,820
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5-Door Wagon Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual 22 28 $14,962 $15,750
5-Door Wagon Automatic 22 28 $15,865 $16,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,346
$14,962
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,510
$15,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$259 / month
$263 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Toyota Matrix still has one of the best combinations of utility and fuel efficiency, though it lags in safety features. The 2009 Scion xB has polarizing looks, a no-haggle dealer experience, and a long safety features list. It provides good value for those on a budget.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 100.8
Second Hip Room (in)
47.8 46.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 55.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
171.3 167.3
Height, Overall (in)
60.6 64.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 69.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
53.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
21.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 21.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.36 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2679 3020
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
126 @ 6000 158 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 4200 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/109 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 24
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.73
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 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.33
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Matrix Scion xB
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 4 Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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