2003 Scion xB vs. 2006 Scion tC

To start off, 2006 Scion tC is newer by 3 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 2,399 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Scion tC is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Scion tC (158 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 52 more horse power than 2003 Scion xB. (106 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Scion tC 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 2006 Scion tC.

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, 2006 Scion tC (221 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 79 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Scion xB. (142 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2006 Scion tC will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Scion xB.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Scion xB 2006 Scion tC
Make Scion Scion
Model xB tC
Year Released 2003 2006
Body Type Hatchback Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 2399 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 106 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5700 RPM
Torque 142 Nm 221 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1110 kg 1086 kg
Vehicle Length 3950 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1650 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 45 L


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