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2005 Scion xA vs. 2009 Scion tC

To start off, 2009 Scion tC is newer by 4 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), 2009 Scion tC is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Scion tC (161 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 55 more horse power than 2005 Scion xA. (106 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Scion tC should accelerate faster than 2005 Scion xA. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Scion tC weights approximately 259 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, 2009 Scion tC (220 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 78 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Scion xA. (142 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2009 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 2009 Scion tC
Make Scion Scion
Model xA tC
Year Released 2005 2009
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 161 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 142 Nm 220 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 4000 RPM
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 1329 kg
Fuel Consumption City 7.4 L/100km 11.8 L/100km


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