Compare 2011 Dodge Caliber vs 2011 Ford Fiesta

2011 Dodge Caliber
2011 Ford Fiesta
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4-Door HB Express
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Express 24 32 $16,949 $17,380
4-Door HB Heat 24 32 $18,069 $18,585
4-Door HB Mainstreet 23 27 $18,101 $18,620
4-Door HB Rush 23 29 $19,929 $20,585
4-Door HB Uptown 23 27 $19,929 $20,585
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 28 37 $12,773 $13,200
4-Door Sedan SE 28 37 $13,995 $14,500
5-Door HB SE 28 37 $14,935 $15,500
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 37 $15,969 $16,600
5-Door HB SES 28 37 $16,815 $17,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,949
$12,773
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,380
$13,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$290 / month
$220 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you're set on stylish and small, the 2011 Ford Fiesta might be your only choice, though you might miss the solid, roomy feel of a Fit.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Subcompact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
49.6 49.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 85.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 49.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 50.6
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 31.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
173.8 173.6
Height, Overall (in)
60.4 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 57.7
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 98.0
Liftover Height (in)
27.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.8 67.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
47.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
18.4 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 10.2 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 0.9 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.6 16
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TPB NA
Front Tire Size
P205/70R15 185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TPB NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R15 185/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 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)
2940 2578
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 4.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
141 @ 5000 112 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
ECN 99J
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6400 120 @ 6350
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 28
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.85
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.28
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)
3.41 3.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 2.04
Trans Order Code
DD7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 4.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Caliber Ford Fiesta
Body Style
Hatchback 4-Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Twist Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 5.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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