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2009 Scion xD vs. Its Competition

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2009 Scion xD
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Compared to the 2009 Scion xD, the Aveo5 has a more spacious, comfortable interior, but it lags in nearly all other areas, with a shorter features list, sluggish performance, and questionable safety.

The Kia Rio5 is a better alternative, with a sportier driving feel and spacious interior, but it doesn't match the xD either in terms of features for the money, nor does it have Toyota’s reputation for reliability.

The Nissan Versa feels like a bigger car, with the poise and a settled ride that's a step above, but it doesn't feel especially sporty from behind the wheel.

Finally, the Honda Fit is probably the most practical choice of this group, while still feeling quite sporty to drive.

Its plentiful headroom and a backseat large enough for adults, along with the Magic Seat design that expands to an impressive amount of cargo space, are unbeatable.

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The 2009 Scion xD is one of the most substantial and feature-laden vehicles for the money, and the opportunity for customization helps mask any econo-car cues.
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The 2008 Honda Fit is one of the smallest cars on the road, but it’s fun to drive, huge inside, and a tremendous value.
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The 2008 Nissan Versa isn’t particularly sporty, fashionable, or innovative, but it offers an astonishing amount of space, comfort, and features for the money.
MSRP From  
$14,650Browse Used Listings$13,950Browse Used Listings$12,880Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage  
26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas I4Gas 4-cyl
EPA Class  
SubcompactSmall Station WagonCompact
Style Name  
5-Door HB Manual (Natl)5-Door HB Manual4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 S
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
4 Door Wagon5-Door Hatchback4 Door Sedan
Manual w/ODManualManual
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