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Dodge Caliber
2012 Dodge Caliber
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$17,380
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Kia Spectra5
2009 Kia Spectra5
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$16,695
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Saturn Astra
2008 Saturn Astra
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.8-liter Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
N/A
Transmission
N/A
Transmission
5-Speed Manual
4-Speed Automatic (+$1,325)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 32 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 23 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 32 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
12 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
47.4 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
52.8 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
1.8-liter Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
158 hp @ 6400 rpm
138 hp @ 6000 rpm
138 hp @ 6300 rpm
Torque
141 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
136 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
125 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm
Transmission
N/A
N/A
5-Speed Manual
4-Speed Automatic (+$1,325)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Pwr
Turning Diameter
N/A
33.3 ft
34.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Steel Wheels
N/A
Steel Wheels
Front Wheel Size
15" x 6.0"
16" x TBD
16" x 6.0"
Rear Wheel Size
15" x 6.0"
16" x TBD
16" x 6.0"

Suspension

Front Suspension
MacPherson Strut
Independent
Independent
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Independent
Semi-independent

Tires

Front Tire
P205/70R15
P205/50R16
P205/55R16
Rear Tire
P205/70R15
P205/50R16
P205/55R16
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
27 MPG
26 MPG
N/A
City
24 MPG
23 MPG
24 MPG
Highway
32 MPG
30 MPG
32 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 Tons/yr
N/A
N/A
EPA rating
6
7
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.6 gallons
14 gallons
12 gallons
Cruising Range City
326.4 miles
322 miles
288 miles
Cruising Range Highway
435.2 miles
420 miles
384 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
173.8 in
171.3 in
170.5 in
Height
60.4 in
57.9 in
57.4 in
Max Width
68.8 in
68.3 in
69 in
Front Width
59.8 in
58.9 in
58.6 in
Rear Width
59.8 in
58.5 in
58.6 in
Wheelbase
103.7 in
102.8 in
102.9 in
Ground Clearance
7.7 in
6.3 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.8 in
42.8 in
42 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.8 in
40 in
38.9 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.4 in
55.1 in
53.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
52.2 in
52.4 in
51.8 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.7 in
35.4 in
35.3 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38.9 in
38.8 in
38.3 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53.4 in
53.9 in
52.8 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
49.6 in
53.9 in
51.4 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
2,940 lbs
2,701 lbs
2,921 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
18.4 ft³
18.3 ft³
12.2 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
47.4 ft³
52.8 ft³
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Interior Materials

  • Dark Slate Gray Interior, Premium cloth front bucket seats
  • Dark Slate/Medium Graystone Interior, Premium cloth front bucket seats
  • Black, sport cloth seat trim
  • Charcoal, Interior

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Not Available
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Optional
Not Available

Comfort

Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Not Available
A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

ABS
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Brake Assist
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Traction Control
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
6 Years / 36,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Note
N/A
24-hour roadside assistance
N/A
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