2008 Scion xD vs. Its Competition

2008 Scion xD
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Compared to the 2008 Scion xD, the Aveo5 has a more spacious, comfortable interior, but it lags in nearly all other areas, with a shorter features list, sluggish performance, and questionable safety.

The Kia Rio5 is a better alternative, with a sportier driving feel and spacious interior, but it doesn’t match the xD either in terms of features for the money.

The Nissan Versa feels like a bigger car, with the poise and a settled ride that’s a step above, but it doesn’t feel especially sporty from behind the wheel.

Finally, the Honda Fit is probably the most practical choice of this group, while still feeling quite sporty to drive.

Its plentiful headroom and a backseat large enough for adults, along with the Magic Seat design that expands to an impressive amount of cargo space, are unbeatable.

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Quick Specs
At a bargain price that’s not much more than stripper econoboxes, the 2008 Scion xD is a pretty hot little hatch.
The 2008 Chevrolet Aveo has a bargain-basement price, and with the exception of good interior comfort, you get what you pay for.
The 2008 Honda Fit is one of the smallest cars on the road, but it’s fun to drive, huge inside, and a tremendous value.
The 2008 Kia Rio is a good choice among subcompacts and it’s stylish, but standard anti-lock brakes and better side-impact protection would help its case against the Honda Fit.
The 2008 Nissan Versa isn’t particularly sporty, fashionable, or innovative, but it offers an astonishing amount of space, comfort, and features for the money.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas 4-CylinderGas I4Gas I4Gas 4-cyl
EPA Class    
SubcompactSubcompactSmall Station WagonCompactCompact
Style Name    
5-Door HB Manual (GS)5-Door HB SVM5-Door HB Manual4-Door Sedan Manual4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 S
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door Wagon5 Door Hatchback5-Door Hatchback4dr Sdn4 Door Sedan
Manual w/ODManual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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