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2005 Scion xA vs. 2004 Scion tC

To start off, 2005 Scion xA is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Scion tC. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Scion tC would be higher. At 2,362 cc (4 cylinders), 2004 Scion tC is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Scion tC (158 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 52 more horse power than 2005 Scion xA. (106 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Scion tC should accelerate faster than 2005 Scion xA. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Scion tC weights approximately 250 kg more than 2005 Scion xA. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 2004 Scion tC (221 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 79 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Scion xA. (142 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2004 Scion tC will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Scion xA.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Scion xA 2004 Scion tC
Make Scion Scion
Model xA tC
Year Released 2005 2004
Body Type Hatchback Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1495 cc 2362 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
Engine Bore Size 76 mm 88 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 96 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 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1070 kg 1320 kg
Vehicle Length 3920 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2380 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 45 L


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