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Compare Scion xB vs. Volkswagen Golf vs. Honda Fit

Compare the Scion xB against the Volkswagen Golf and Honda Fit. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the xB, Golf and Fit stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new xB, Golf and Fit. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 Scion xB 2015 Volkswagen Golf 2015 Honda Fit
2014 Scion xB 2015 Volkswagen Golf 2015 Honda Fit
   
5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (Natl)
2dr HB Man TSI S
  • 2dr HB Man TSI S
  • 2dr HB Auto TSI S
  • 4dr HB Auto TSI S
  • 4dr HB Man TSI S w/Sunroof
  • 4dr HB Man TDI S
  • 4dr HB Auto TSI S w/Sunroof
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI S
  • 4dr HB Auto TSI SE
  • 4dr HB Man TDI SE
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI SE
  • 4dr HB Auto TSI SEL
  • 4dr HB Man TDI SEL
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI SEL
  • 4dr HB
  • 4dr HB w/DCC/Nav
LX CVT
  • LX Manual
  • LX CVT
  • EX Manual
  • EX CVT
  • EX-L CVT
  • EX-L CVT with Navigation

Prices

MSRP $16,970 $19,295 $16,450
Invoice $16,122 $18,523 $16,016
Avg. Paid $13,909 $19,084 $16,910

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.8 8.9
Critics' Rating 7.5 9.6 9.5
Performance 6.9 8.2 7.8
Interior 7.6 8.4 8.7
Safety 8.7 9.3 9.4
Reliability 3.5 3.0 3.5
Cost to Own 9.2 N/A N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Ample cargo space
  • Lots of headroom
  • Exceptional cargo space
  • Top-notch interior materials
  • Golf TDI’s excellent fuel economy
  • Long-haul comfortable front seats
  • Nimble handling
  • Large, versatile cargo area
  • Great fuel economy ratings
  • Roomy back seat
  • Comfortable, composed ride
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Hard plastic cabin materials
  • Outdated automatic transmission
  • Small touch-screen display
  • Few driver assistance features
  • Noisy engine
  • Confusing touch-screen audio system

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-4 2.4 L/144 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110 Regular Unleaded I-4 1.5 L/91
MPG 22 City / 28 Hwy 25 City / 37 Hwy 33 City / 41 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Wagon Hatchback Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 102.4 103.8 99.6
Length, Overall (in) 168.1 167.5 160
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 70.5 67
Height, Overall (in) 63.4 57.2 60

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3027 2901 2544

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Optional Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 110.9 93.5 95.7
Front Head Room (in) 40 38.4 39.5
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7 41.2 41.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 55.9 54.8
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 51.5
Second Head Room (in) 41.2 38.1 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 38 35.6 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 53.9 52.6
Second Hip Room (in) 46.7 45.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 52.7 52.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 11.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 11.6

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
Premium Sound System Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.4 L/144 1.8 L/110 1.5 L/91
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 158 @ 6000 170 @ 4500 130 @ 6600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 162 @ 4000 200 @ 1600 114 @ 4600
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Turning diameter 34.8 35.8 35.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 25 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 37 41
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14 13.2 10.6

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Multi-Link Torsion Beam

Transmission

Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.