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2011 Dodge Caliber
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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 Manual FWD DE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD DE 24 33 $14,648 $15,295
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD ES 24 33 $15,989 $16,695
5-Door Sportback Manual FWD ES 24 32 $16,373 $17,095
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD ES 25 33 $16,851 $17,595
5-Door Sportback CVT FWD ES 25 33 $17,235 $17,995
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD GTS 22 31 $18,671 $19,495
5-Door Sportback Manual FWD GTS 22 31 $19,054 $19,895
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD GTS 23 30 $19,629 $20,495
5-Door Sportback CVT FWD GTS 23 29 $20,012 $20,895
4-Door Sedan TC-SST AWD Ralliart 17 25 $26,525 $27,695
5-Door Sportback TC-SST AWD Ralliart 17 25 $26,908 $28,095
4-Door Sedan Manual AWD Evolution GSR 17 23 $32,655 $34,095
4-Door Sedan TC-SST AWD Evolution MR 17 22 $35,721 $37,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,949
$14,648
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,380
$15,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$290 / month
$255 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
From true economy car to sophisticated junior sport sedan or sporty hatchback, the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer has it covered—albeit with a few flaws.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.6 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 93.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
173.8 180.0
Height, Overall (in)
60.4 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 103.7
Liftover Height (in)
27.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.8 69.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
18.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
47.4 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.3
Brakes
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 8.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 0.9 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 10.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.6 15.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 32.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.16
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TPB NA
Front Tire Size
P205/70R15 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TPB NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R15 P205/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2940 2900
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
141 @ 5000 145 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
ECN 4B11
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6400 148 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.33
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 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 1.91
Trans Order Code
DD7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.83
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Caliber Mitsubishi Lancer
Body Style
Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 6.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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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
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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