2009 Scion xB Release Series 6.0 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2009 Scion xB - Road Test Specs

2009 Scion xB Wagon

(2.4L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)


Model year2009
Style4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
Base MSRP$17,370
Options on test vehicleRelease Series 6.0 ($1,743 -- includes Pioneer A/V head unit with navigation, Bluetooth and DVD playback, red-and-black fabric seats, interior lighting kit, illuminated red and stainless-steel door sills, numbered RS 6.0 dash plaque, cargo cover, Absolutely Red exterior paint, Release Series wheel covers, custom front grille with logo delete); Carpeted Floor Mats ($155); TRD Lowering Springs ($399); 17-Inch Alloy Wheels ($1,595).($1,595).
As-tested MSRP$21,262


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,362cc (144 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)9.8
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)158 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)162 @ 4,000
Transmission typeFour-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 3.943, II = 2.197, III = 1.413, IV = 1.020, R = 3.145, Final Drive = 2.740


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearTorsion beam
Steering typeElectric power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.0:1
Tire brandDunlop
Tire modelSP Sport
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontP205/55R16
Tire size, rearP205/55R16
Wheel size17-by-6.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialSteel
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.6
0-60 mph (sec.)8.9
0-75 mph (sec.)13.3
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.6 @ 82.3
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.6
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32
60-0 mph (ft.)124
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)62.6
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.78
Sound level @ idle (dB)42.9
@ Full throttle (dB)74.8
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)68.3

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsUneventful acceleration. Even shifting manually doesn't help.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsTypically solid Toyota brake feel with quick action.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsStability control reactivates when turned off. Numb steering but well behaved overall.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1121
Temperature (°F)90.75
Wind (mph, direction)2.62

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)22 city/28 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)23
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)14

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,086
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,123
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)63/37
Length (in.)167.3
Width (in.)69.3
Height (in.)63
Wheelbase (in.)102.4
Track, front (in.)60
Track, rear (in.)59.8
Turning circle (ft.)34.8
Legroom, front (in.)41.3
Legroom, rear (in.)38
Headroom, front (in.)40
Headroom, rear (in.)41.2
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.8
Shoulder room, rear (in.)54.7
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)21.7
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)69.9


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistanceNone
Free scheduled maintenanceNone


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot available
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driver4 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger4 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear5 stars
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars

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