Compare 2009 Chevrolet HHR vs 2010 Kia Soul vs 2010 Scion xB

2009 Chevrolet HHR
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2010 Kia Soul
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2010 Scion xB
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
HHR FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $17,877 $18,720
HHR FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $19,787 $20,720
HHR FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 30 $19,787 $20,720
HHR FWD 4-Door Panel LS 22 32 $18,173 $19,030
HHR FWD 4-Door Panel LT w/1LT 22 32 $20,083 $21,030
HHR FWD 4-Door Panel LT w/2LT 22 30 $20,083 $21,030
HHR FWD 4-Door Panel SS 21 29 $24,003 $25,135
HHR FWD 4-Door SS 21 29 $23,698 $24,815
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5-Door Wgn Automatic !
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic ! 24 30 $17,300 $18,195
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic + 24 30 $15,550 $16,195
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic Sport 24 30 $17,300 $18,195
Soul 5-Door Wgn Manual 26 31 $13,040 $13,300
Soul 5-Door Wgn Manual ! 24 30 $16,350 $17,195
Soul 5-Door Wgn Manual + 24 30 $14,590 $15,195
Soul 5-Door Wgn Manual Sport 24 30 $16,350 $17,195
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5-Door Wgn Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
xB 5-Door Wgn Automatic 22 28 $15,960 $16,800
xB 5-Door Wgn Automatic Release Series 7.0 22 28 $18,300 $19,270
xB 5-Door Wgn Manual 22 28 $15,057 $15,850
xB 5-Door Wgn Manual Release Series 7.0 22 28 $17,398 $18,320
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,877
$17,300
$15,960
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,720
$18,195
$16,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$312 / month
$303 / month
$280 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Chevrolet HHR is a great urban runabout for small-business owners with frequent cargo hauls. Fun, fun, fun: Kia tries a little Soul on for size, and it fits. The 2010 Scion xB has a lot of space, polarizing looks, and lots of safety features. It provides good value for those on a budget, trendy or not.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 39.6 41.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 55.1 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 42.1 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.4 102 100.8
Front Hip Room (in)
50.1 53.3 52.7
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 39 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.2 40.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
50.6 52.7 46.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 55.2 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
176.2 161.6 167.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
62.5 63.4 64.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.7 62.0 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.6 100.4 102.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 70.3 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 61.8 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 6.5 5.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.2 53.4 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.7 19.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- - 21.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.8 x 1.7 NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.0 11.0 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.2 12.7 14.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 34.4 34.8
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-and-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 2.81 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 15.1 16.0
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/55R16 P225/45R18 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QDB - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R16 P225/45R18 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QDB - TBD - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3155 2820 3086
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 6.4 6.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 4800 137 @ 4600 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LE8 - TBD - NA
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.0L/120 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6100 142 @ 6000 158 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24 22
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 2.92 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.00 1.41
Trans Type
5 4 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 2.48 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 1.55 2.20
Trans Order Code
MM5 - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.37 2.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.71 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet HHR Kia Soul Scion xB
Body Style
Hatchback 5dr Wgn 4 Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut-Type Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7.2 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 7.2 7.8

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