Compare 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser vs 2008 Dodge Caliber

2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser
2008 Dodge Caliber
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4-Door Wagon
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 21 26 $15,033 $15,970
2-Door Convertible 21 26 $17,346 $18,430
4-Door Wagon Touring 19 24 $18,504 $19,785
4-Door Wagon Limited 18 24 $21,899 $23,515
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4-Door HB FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB FWD SE 24 29 $14,078 $14,965
4-Door HB FWD SXT 24 29 $16,371 $17,485
4-Door HB FWD R/T 23 29 $18,032 $19,310
4-Door HB AWD R/T 21 24 $19,943 $21,410
4-Door HB FWD SRT4 19 27 $21,709 $23,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,033
$14,078
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,970
$14,965
Monthly Payment Estimate
$266 / month
$249 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible gets the axe midway through 2008, so if you want one, act quickly, but the wagon is here if you need flexible utility with retro flair. The Caliber has a very practical layout and quite a few innovative features to get excited about, but it's lacking in driving enjoyment or refinement--even compared to its low-priced competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
49.6 52.2
Second Leg Room (in)
40.9 35.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.8 95.2
Second Hip Room (in)
41.1 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 54.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
168.9 173.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
63.0 60.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.2 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.0 103.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 68.8
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 7.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 18.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 48.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.97 x 1.57 9.0 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 x 0.9 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 13.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 35.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 16.6
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TNC TPB
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC TBC
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
TNC TPB
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3070 2879
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
510 525
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4000 125 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
EDZ EBA
Displacement
2.4L/148 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5200 148 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.77
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.16
Trans Order Code
DD5 DD7
Summary
Body Style
Small Station Wagon Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Chrysler PT Cruiser Dodge Caliber
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Macpherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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