2010 Scion xB vs. Its Competition

2010 Scion xB

The young buyers who used to seek out the Scion xB may never even have considered the two small wagons with retro styling, but they make a sensible comparison.

The Chrysler PT Cruiser has been virtually unchanged for a decade, and while it is sorely outdated, it still appeals to some.

The Chevrolet HHR takes the same formula and gives it somewhat crisper styling.

While it's slightly smaller, the new Kia Soul offers angular but smart styling, lots of interior space, and a high level of standard equipment, despite being far from the quickest box on the block.

The MINI Cooper Clubman is considerably pricier than the other three, and its door layout-one on the driver's side, two on the passenger side, and "church doors" in the rear-may put off some buyers.

But its on-the-road character is far sportier than any of the rest, for those who enjoy twisty routes.

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2009 Chevrolet HHR LT w/1LT2009 Chevrolet HHR
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2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2-door Convertible Front Exterior View2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser
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Quick Specs
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.
Fun, fun, fun: Kia tries a little Soul on for size, and it fits.
The 2009 Chevrolet HHR is a great urban runabout for small-business owners with frequent cargo hauls.
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.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
22 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class   
Small Station WagonSmall Station Wagon2WD Sport Utility VehicleSubcompact
Style Name   
5-Door Wagon Manual (GS)5-Door Wagon ManualFWD 4-Door LS4-Door Wagon
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 Door Wagon5dr WgnHatchbackSmall Station Wagon
Manual w/ODManualManualManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2010 Scion xB vs. 2010 Kia Soul2010 Scion xB vs. 2009 Chevrolet HHR2010 Scion xB vs. 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser