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Selected Style 4-Door HB SE
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB SE 24 30 $15,498 $16,460
4-Door HB SXT 24 30 $16,777 $17,850
4-Door HB R/T 23 29 $19,026 $20,295
4-Door HB SRT4 19 27 $23,208 $24,840
5-Door HB Manual
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual 28 34 $13,467 $13,950
5-Door HB Automatic 27 34 $14,235 $14,750
5-Door HB Manual Sport 28 34 $14,734 $15,270
5-Door HB Automatic Sport 27 33 $15,502 $16,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,498
$13,467
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,460
$13,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$274 / month
$233 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The Caliber has a very practical layout and truly innovative features to get excited about, but it's lacking in driving enjoyment or refinement—even compared to its low-priced competition. The 2008 Honda Fit is one of the smallest cars on the road, but it’s fun to drive, huge inside, and a tremendous value.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-size Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 49.6 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 52.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 50.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 52.2 51.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.2 90.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.7 33.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 57.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 173.8 157.4
Height, Overall (in) 60.4 60.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 57.1
Wheelbase (in) 103.7 96.5
Liftover Height (in) 27.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.8 66.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 48.0 41.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 18.5 21.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
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 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0 10.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.6 10.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 12.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.5 34.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.88 2.41
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code TPB NA
Front Tire Size P205/70R15 P175/65SR14
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code TPB NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15 P175/65SR14
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2847 2432
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 5.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6500 109 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 5200 105 @ 4800
Engine Order Code EBA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 1.5L/91.4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 34
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 1.87
Trans Order Code DD7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.12 4.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.46
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.32
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.76
Summary
Body Style Hatchback 5-Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name Dodge Caliber Honda Fit
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Macpherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 -
 
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