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Selected Style 4-Door HB SE FWD
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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
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $12,434 $12,880
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $13,203 $13,680
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 SL 26 31 $14,365 $14,890
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 1.8 SL 27 33 $15,087 $15,640
5-Door HB I4 Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $12,529 $12,980
5-Door HB I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $13,298 $13,780
5-Door HB I4 Manual 1.8 SL 26 31 $14,452 $14,980
5-Door HB I4 CVT 1.8 SL 27 33 $15,414 $15,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,078
$12,434
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,965
$12,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$249 / month
$215 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line 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. The 2008 Nissan Versa isn’t particularly sporty, fashionable, or innovative, but it offers an astonishing amount of space, comfort, and features for the money.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.7 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.2 94.3
Second Hip Room (in) 49.6 47.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 53.5
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 37.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 50.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.2 48.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 27.6 27.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.8 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.7 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 173.8 176.0
Height, Overall (in) 60.4 60.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 103.7 102.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 48.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 18.5 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 13.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0 11.02 x 0.95
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
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) 9.0 x 1.38 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.6 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 18.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.5 34.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.88 3.25
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15 P185/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code TPB NA
Front Tire Size P205/70R15 P185/65HR15
Spare Tire Size Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code TPB NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2879 2671
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 110
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/110 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6500 122 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-cyl
Fuel System SMPI NDIS
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 5200 127 @ 4800
Engine Order Code EBA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31
Transmission
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 2.11
Trans Order Code DD7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.12 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.17
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.73
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.45
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Caliber Nissan Versa
Body Style Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Strut
 
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