2003 Scion xB vs. 2005 Subaru Legacy

To start off, 2005 Subaru Legacy 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 2,455 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Subaru Legacy is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Subaru Legacy (163 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 57 more horse power than 2003 Scion xB. (106 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Subaru Legacy should accelerate faster than 2003 Scion xB. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Subaru Legacy weights approximately 320 kg more than 2003 Scion xB. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 Subaru Legacy is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2003 Scion xB. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Subaru Legacy will offer significantly more control. 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, 2005 Subaru Legacy (226 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 84 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Scion xB. (142 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2005 Subaru Legacy will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Scion xB.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Scion xB 2005 Subaru Legacy
Make Scion Subaru
Model xB Legacy
Year Released 2003 2005
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 2455 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 106 HP 163 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 142 Nm 226 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 3600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 76 mm 99.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 79 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1110 kg 1430 kg
Vehicle Length 3950 mm 4670 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1650 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 64 L


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