2003 Scion xB vs. 2005 Scion xB

To start off, 2005 Scion xB is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Scion xB. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Scion xB would be higher. At 1,490 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Scion xB is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Scion xB (108 HP) has 2 more horse power than 2003 Scion xB. (106 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Scion xB should accelerate faster than 2003 Scion xB. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Scion xB weights approximately 24 kg more than 2005 Scion xB.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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, both vehicles can yield 142 Nm of torque. So under normal driving conditions, the ability to climb up hills and pull heavy equipment should be relatively similar for both vehicles.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Scion xB 2005 Scion xB
Make Scion Scion
Model xB xB
Year Released 2003 2005
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 1490 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 106 HP 108 HP
Torque 142 Nm 142 Nm
Engine Bore Size 76 mm 75 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 85 mm
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1110 kg 1086 kg
Vehicle Length 3950 mm 3950 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1650 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2510 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 45 L


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