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2014 Scion xB vs. 2014 Toyota Prius v Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Scion xB than the Toyota Prius v. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Scion xB and the Toyota Prius v in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Toyota Prius v you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Scion xB, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Scion xB is clearly a better financial choice over the Toyota Prius v. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Scion xB will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Toyota Prius v.

Dimensions
The Scion xB is about the same width as the Toyota Prius v. If you go with the Scion xB, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Prius v.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Scion xB does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius v.

Handling
The Scion xB has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Prius v, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Scion xB has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Prius v. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Scion xB and the Toyota Prius v.

Warranty
The Scion xB comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Prius v.


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2014 Scion
xB

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MSRP*: $16,970 - $20,420

2014 Toyota
Prius v

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MSRP*: $26,750 - $30,395
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 22 44
Highway MPG: 28 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $16,122 - $19,399 $24,902 - $28,295

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