2003 Scion xB vs. 1963 Seat 1400

To start off, 2003 Scion xB is newer by 40 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1963 Seat 1400. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1963 Seat 1400 would be higher. At 1,489 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Scion xB is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Scion xB (106 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 57 more horse power than 1963 Seat 1400. (49 HP @ 4600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Scion xB should accelerate faster than 1963 Seat 1400. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Scion xB weights approximately 45 kg more than 1963 Seat 1400. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1963 Seat 1400 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1963 Seat 1400. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Scion xB, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2003 Scion xB (142 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 54 more torque (in Nm) than 1963 Seat 1400. (88 Nm @ 3700 RPM). This means 2003 Scion xB will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1963 Seat 1400.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Scion xB 1963 Seat 1400
Make Scion Seat
Model xB 1400
Year Released 2003 1963
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 1395 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 106 HP 49 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 142 Nm 88 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 3700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1110 kg 1065 kg
Vehicle Length 3950 mm 4470 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1630 mm
Vehicle Height 1650 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2660 mm