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Selected Style 5-Door Wagon Manual STD (Natl)
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Trim

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
5-Door Wagon Manual (Natl)
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
6.2
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.2 100.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 60.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 21.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 53.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 21.7
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
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
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2679 3020
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 126 @ 6000 158 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 24
Transmission
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 5 Door Wagon 4 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name Toyota Matrix Scion xB
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 7
 
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