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Selected Style 4-Door HB SE
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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
4-Door HB FWD w/1SA
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB FWD w/1SA 26 32 $15,375 $16,100
4-Door HB FWD w/1SB 21 28 $15,752 $16,495
4-Door HB FWD GT 21 28 $19,935 $20,875
4-Door HB AWD 20 26 $19,553 $20,475
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,498
$15,375
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,460
$16,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$274 / month
$268 / 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 small-hatchback competition is growing, but with a new look, upgraded powertrains, and bolstered safety features, the new 2009 Pontiac Vibe should be a top choice.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-size Compact Passenger Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 52.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 52.2 52.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.2 91.4
Second Leg Room (in) 35.7 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.5
Second Hip Room (in) 49.6 43.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 53.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 60.4 61.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 59.9
Wheelbase (in) 103.7 102.4
Liftover Height (in) 27.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.8 69.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.7 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 173.8 171.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 48.0 49.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 18.5 20.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.19
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.38 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0 10.82
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.6 13
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.88 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.5 35.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code TPB QGF
Spare Tire Order Code TBC - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code TPB QGF
Front Tire Size P205/70R15 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2847 2856
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI DOHC
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 5200 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code EBA LAY
Displacement 1.8L/110 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6500 132 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas L4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.17
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 1.90
Trans Order Code DD7 MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.12 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Caliber Pontiac Vibe
Body Style Hatchback 4 Door Compact Car
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Torsion Beam
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 8
 
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