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2005 Scion xA vs. 2003 Scion xB

To start off, 2005 Scion xA 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 1,495 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Scion xA is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, both vehicles can yield 106 horse power. So under normal driving conditions, the acceleration of both vehicles should be relatively similar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Scion xB weights approximately 40 kg more than 2005 Scion xA.

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:

2005 Scion xA 2003 Scion xB
Make Scion Scion
Model xA xB
Year Released 2005 2003
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1495 cc 1489 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 106 HP 106 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 142 Nm 142 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 4200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 76 mm 76 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 84 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1070 kg 1110 kg
Vehicle Length 3920 mm 3950 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2380 mm 2510 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 45 L


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