Compare 2009 Scion xB vs 2008 Subaru Forester

2009 Scion xB
2008 Subaru Forester
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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
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4-Door Automatic Sports X
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,865
$21,202
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,700
$22,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The design of the 2008 Subaru Forester is far from fresh, but it’s one of few vehicles that’s both a practical, peppy city vehicle and rugged enough for mild off-roading.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 51.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.8 95.4
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
46.7 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
41.2 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 43.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 99.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
167.3 176.6
Height, Overall (in)
64.7 62.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- 33.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- 38.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
21.7 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 33.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 67.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 37.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 37.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 30.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 53.25
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x 1.40
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.6 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3086 3185
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.2 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 166 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6000 173 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.74 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.94 2.79
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Scion xB Subaru Forester (Natl)
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut 4-Wheel Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam 4-Wheel Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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