Compare 2009 Honda Element vs 2009 Scion xB

2009 Honda Element
2009 Scion xB
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2WD 5-Door Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Element 2WD 5-Door Automatic EX 20 25 $20,834 $22,385
Element 2WD 5-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 20 25 $22,411 $24,085
Element 2WD 5-Door Automatic LX 20 25 $18,878 $20,275
Element 2WD 5-Door Automatic SC 20 25 $22,397 $24,070
Element 2WD 5-Door Automatic SC w/Navi 20 25 $23,974 $25,770
Element 2WD 5-Door Manual SC 18 23 $21,655 $23,270
Element 4WD 5-Door Automatic EX 19 24 $21,947 $23,585
Element 4WD 5-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 19 24 $23,524 $25,285
Element 4WD 5-Door Automatic LX 19 24 $19,990 $21,475
Element 4WD 5-Door Manual EX 18 23 $21,205 $22,785
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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
$20,834
$15,865
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,385
$16,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$373 / month
$278 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Honda Element is a relatively efficient, remarkably convenient small utility vehicle that's easy to drive and configurable for multiple tastes and uses. 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
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.6 100.8
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
43.3 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 46.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 55.8
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 41.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 40.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
101.4 102.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
169.9 167.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 64.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.1 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
38.7 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
74.6 -
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 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 21.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.9 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.4 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.26 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 34.8
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70SR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70SR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3540 3086
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
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
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 6.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4000 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 5800 158 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.41
Trans Type
5 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.50 2.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 3.94
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Element Scion xB
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Control-Link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
Compact Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7

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