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Dodge Caliber
2012 Dodge Caliber
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$17,380
Starting Price (MSRP)
N/A
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Mazda 3 Hatchback
2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback
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$22,650
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.8
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Volkswagen Golf
2021 Volkswagen Golf
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$23,195
Starting Price (MSRP)
9.0
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Overview

Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.4L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
N/A
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 32 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 34 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 29 MPG
Hwy: 39 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 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
47.1 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
53.7 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
1.4L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
158 hp @ 6400 rpm
186 hp @ 6000 rpm
147 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
141 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
184 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm
Transmission
N/A
6-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
2,940 lbs
3,082 lbs
2,945 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
27 MPG
29 MPG
33 MPG
City
24 MPG
26 MPG
29 MPG
Highway
32 MPG
34 MPG
39 MPG

Emissions

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.6 gallons
13.2 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
326.4 miles
343.2 miles
382.8 miles
Cruising Range Highway
435.2 miles
448.8 miles
514.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
173.8 in
175.6 in
167.6 in
Height
60.4 in
56.7 in
58.2 in
Max Width
68.8 in
70.7 in
70.8 in
Front Width
59.8 in
61.7 in
61 in
Rear Width
59.8 in
62.2 in
59.8 in
Wheelbase
103.7 in
107.3 in
103.8 in
Ground Clearance
7.7 in
5.5 in
5.4 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.8 in
42.3 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.8 in
38 in
38.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.4 in
55.7 in
55.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
52.2 in
54.6 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.7 in
35.1 in
35.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38.9 in
37.2 in
38.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53.4 in
53.4 in
53.9 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
49.6 in
50.9 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
18.4 ft³
20.1 ft³
17.4 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
47.4 ft³
47.1 ft³
53.7 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
N/A
34.8 ft
35.8 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Steel Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
15" x 6.0"
16" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"
Rear Wheel Size
15" x 6.0"
16" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
MacPherson Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Torsion Beam
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P205/70R15
P205/60HR16
P205/55HR16
Rear Tire
P205/70R15
P205/60HR16
P205/55HR16
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • White Silver Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Dark Slate Gray Interior, Premium cloth front bucket seats
  • Dark Slate/Medium Graystone Interior, Premium cloth front bucket seats
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Beige, V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces
  • Titan Black, V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Optional
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
2 Years / 20,000 Miles
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