Compare 2008 Chevrolet HHR vs 2009 Scion xB

2008 Chevrolet HHR
2009 Scion xB
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
HHR FWD 4-Door LS 21 30 $15,809 $16,730
HHR FWD 4-Door LT 21 30 $16,787 $17,765
HHR FWD 4-Door Panel LS 20 30 $16,098 $17,035
HHR FWD 4-Door Panel LT 20 30 $17,057 $18,050
HHR FWD 4-Door SS 21 29 $21,664 $22,925
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5-Door Wgn Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
xB 5-Door Wgn Automatic 22 28 $15,865 $16,700
xB 5-Door Wgn Manual 22 28 $14,962 $15,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,809
$15,865
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,730
$16,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$279 / month
$278 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Chevrolet HHR (Heritage High Roof) may surprise you with its competence and quality. 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
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
50.6 46.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 55.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 41.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
50.1 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.4 100.8
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
176.2 167.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
63.1 64.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.7 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 102.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 69.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.7 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 21.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x 1.02 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
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.84 x 1.7 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 14.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 34.8
Steering Type
Variable electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QDB NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QDB NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3004 3086
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 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)
7.4 6.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
152 @ 4200 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L61 NA
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
149 @ 5600 158 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 24
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.76 2.20
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.17 2.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.41
Trans Type
5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet HHR Scion xB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
torsion beam NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
strut-type NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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