Compare 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser vs 2008 Scion xB

2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser
2008 Scion xB
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2-Door Conv
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
PT Cruiser 2-Door Conv 21 26 $17,346 $18,430
PT Cruiser 4-Door Wgn 21 26 $15,033 $15,970
PT Cruiser 4-Door Wgn Limited 18 24 $21,899 $23,515
PT Cruiser 4-Door Wgn Touring 19 24 $18,504 $19,785
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5-Door Wgn Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
xB 5-Door Wgn Automatic 22 28 $15,770 $16,600
xB 5-Door Wgn Manual 22 28 $14,867 $15,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,346
$15,770
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,430
$16,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$307 / month
$277 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible gets the axe midway through 2008, so if you want one, act quickly, but the wagon is here if you need flexible utility with retro flair. The 2008 Scion xB takes a new tack: it's bigger and more refined, but lags in fuel economy and fun.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
41.1 46.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 55.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
42.0 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
49.6 52.7
Second Leg Room (in)
40.9 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.3 122.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
168.9 167.3
Height, Overall (in)
60.6 64.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.2 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.0 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 69.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 21.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 x 0.9 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)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 14.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TP1 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TP1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3303 3086
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
510 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5200 158 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4000 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EDZ NA
Displacement
2.4L/148 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.20
Trans Order Code
DFF NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 2.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chrysler PT Cruiser Scion xB
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4 Door Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Macpherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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