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2014 Scion xB vs. 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 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 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, the Scion xB may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Scion xB, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen. 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 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.

Dimensions
The Scion xB is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Scion xB doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.

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

Performance
The Scion xB has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Scion xB and the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.

Warranty
The Scion xB comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.


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2014 Scion
xB

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

2014 Volkswagen
Jetta SportWagen

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MSRP*: $20,995 - $26,565
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.73% --
City MPG: 22 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 28 30 - 42
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-5
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 $20,155 - $25,503

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