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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 Wagon Manual FWD (SE)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD 26 32 $15,229 $16,290
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD 26 32 $15,229 $16,290
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 25 31 $15,989 $17,100
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 25 31 $15,989 $17,100
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD S 21 28 $16,798 $18,360
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD S 21 28 $16,798 $18,360
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD S 21 29 $17,888 $19,550
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD S 21 29 $17,888 $19,550
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD S 20 26 $18,758 $20,500
5-Door Wagon Automatic AWD S 20 26 $18,758 $20,500
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD XRS 21 28 $18,994 $20,760
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD XRS 21 28 $18,994 $20,760
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD XRS 21 29 $20,084 $21,950
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD XRS 21 29 $20,084 $21,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,498
$15,229
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,460
$16,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$274 / month
$272 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. Can't make up your mind between coupe, sedan, or SUV? The versatile, economical, and safe 2009 Toyota Matrix might be the solution.
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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 Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
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 39.3
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) 95.2 114
Exterior Dimensions
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) 173.8 171.9
Height, Overall (in) 60.4 61.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 59.9
Wheelbase (in) 103.7 102.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 48.0 61.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 18.5 19.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0 10.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.2
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.38 NA
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 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.5 36.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.88 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code TPB NA
Front Tire Size P205/70R15 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size Compact Temporary
Front Tire Order Code TPB NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2847 2865
Wheels
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 Temporary
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/110 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6500 132 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 5200 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code EBA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 32
Transmission
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 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.12 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
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
Summary
Body Style Hatchback 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name Dodge Caliber Toyota Matrix
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
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 8
 
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