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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

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2015 Scion xB
5-Door
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$10,912
25 listings nationwide

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2011 Honda Element
EX
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$11,869
10 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2015 Scion xB
5-Door
Eric Tallberg Preview:

With the demise of Nissan’s once-iconic Cube and Honda’s well-wrought Element, the 2015 Scion xB remains one of a pair of box-shaped compact wagons remaining, with Kia’s popular Soul b...

2011 Honda Element
EX
Michael Perkins Preview:

The party is officially over for the Honda Element. The quirky crossover showed up in 2003 and apart from a slight refresh in 2009, remained unchanged throughout its model life. Rumors...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2015 Scion xB
5-Door
20
writes:
Drove the car and bought the car. I like it.
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2011 Chevrolet HHR worse.
"more square build."
Family Car Ranked 2011 Chevrolet HHR worse.
"More space, better value."
writes:
This is listed wrong. The Special Edition Parkland 686 came in only the Coco Bean color with custom 686 accent...
Handling Ranked 2012 Scion xB 5-Door worse.
"Not a 686 Parkland."
Family Car Ranked 2012 Scion xB 5-Door worse.
"Not a 686 Parkland."
2011 Honda Element
EX
20
writes:
Like the hauling space
35
writes:
lots of room. great power.
Looks/Style Ranked 2011 Toyota RAV4 Base worse.
"better design"
Family Car Ranked 2011 Toyota RAV4 Base worse.
"more spacious"
10
writes:
Last year made, bought one with least amount of miles I could find. Identical to my previous 2007 model.
Looks/Style Ranked 2010 Honda Element EX AWD worse.
"Same"
Would Buy Ranked 2010 Honda Element EX AWD worse.
"1 year newer for exact same car"

Specs

2015 Scion xB
5-Door
2011 Honda Element
EX
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
22 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
28 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14 gal 15.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
158 hp @ 6,000 RPM
158 hp @ 6,000 RPM
166 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque
162 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
162 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
161 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.8:1
9.8:1
9.7:1
Displacement
2,400 cc
2,400 cc
2,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.48 in x 3.78 in
3.48 in x 3.78 in
3.43 in x 3.9 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer -- Optional
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 40.7 in 41 in
Back Legroom 38 in 39.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 11.6 cu ft 25.1 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity -- 1,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 1,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 168.1 in 169.9 in
Width 69.3 in 71.6 in
Height 63.4 in 70.4 in
Wheelbase 102.4 in 101.4 in

Available Options

2015 Scion xB
5-Door

Exterior Colors

  • Absolutely Red
  • Army Rock Metallic
  • Black Sand Pearl
  • Classic Silver Metallic
  • Nautical Blue Metallic
  • Sizzling Crimson Mica
  • Super White

Option Packages

  • Radio: Bespoke Premium Audio
  • TRD Brake Upgrade
  • Wheels: 16" Alloy Upgrade
  • Wheels: 17" Alloy
  • Wheels: TRD 19" Black Alloy
  • Wheels: TRD 19" Gray Alloy
2011 Honda Element
EX

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