Compare 2009 Dodge Caliber vs 2008 Honda Fit

2009 Dodge Caliber
2008 Honda Fit
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4-Door HB SE
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
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5-Door HB Manual
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.4
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
City
24 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-size Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
27.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.8 66.2
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
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
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10.3 x - TBD -
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.6 10.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.88 2.41
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R15 P175/65SR14
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
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)
2847 2432
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 5.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.5L/91.4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 34
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Caliber Honda Fit
Body Style
Hatchback 5-Door Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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