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2005 Scion xA vs. 2008 Scion xB

To start off, 2008 Scion xB is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Scion xA. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Scion xA would be higher. At 2,362 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Scion xB is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Scion xB (158 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 52 more horse power than 2005 Scion xA. (106 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Scion xB should accelerate faster than 2005 Scion xA. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Scion xB weights approximately 260 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, 2008 Scion xB (220 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 78 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Scion xA. (142 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2008 Scion xB will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Scion xA.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Scion xA 2008 Scion xB
Make Scion Scion
Model xA xB
Year Released 2005 2008
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
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 6000 RPM
Torque 142 Nm 220 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 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1070 kg 1330 kg
Vehicle Length 3920 mm 4260 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2380 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Consumption City 7.4 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.9 L/100km 9.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 53 L


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