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2012 Dodge Caliber
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2010 Volkswagen New Beetle
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Overview

Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5L Inline-5 Gas
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 32 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Trunk Volume
N/A
Trunk Volume
12 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
47.4 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
2.5L Inline-5 Gas
Horsepower
158 hp @ 6400 rpm
150 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
141 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
170 lb-ft @ 3750 rpm
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
2,940 lbs
2,884 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
27 MPG
23 MPG
City
24 MPG
20 MPG
Highway
32 MPG
28 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 Tons/yr
8.1 Tons/yr
EPA rating
6
6

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.6 gallons
14.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
326.4 miles
290 miles
Cruising Range Highway
435.2 miles
406 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
173.8 in
161.1 in
Height
60.4 in
59 in
Max Width
68.8 in
67.9 in
Front Width
59.8 in
59.4 in
Rear Width
59.8 in
58.8 in
Wheelbase
103.7 in
98.8 in
Ground Clearance
7.7 in
4.6 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
4 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.8 in
39.4 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.8 in
38.2 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.4 in
52.8 in
Front Seat Hip Room
52.2 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.7 in
33.5 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38.9 in
36.7 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53.4 in
49.3 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
49.6 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
N/A
12 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
18.4 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
47.4 ft³
N/A

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

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

Wheels

Wheels Type
Steel Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
15" x 6.0"
16" x 6.5"
Rear Wheel Size
15" x 6.0"
16" x 6.5"

Suspension

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

Tires

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

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, V-Tex leatherette seat trim
  • Cream, V-Tex leatherette seat trim
  • White, V-Tex leatherette seat trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

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

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
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