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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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5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 Base 25 30 $14,221 $14,740
5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 S 25 30 $15,528 $16,100
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 S 27 31 $16,490 $17,100
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 SL 27 31 $17,547 $18,200
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 S Krom Edition 27 31 $20,710 $21,640
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,949
$14,221
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,380
$14,740
Monthly Payment Estimate
$290 / month
$246 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Nissan Cube looks like nothing else, while being surprisingly practical.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 42.6
Second Hip Room (in)
49.6 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 97.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 40.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 52.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 48.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.8 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 6.30
Length, Overall (in)
173.8 156.7
Height, Overall (in)
60.4 65.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 58.3
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 99.6
Liftover Height (in)
27.7 28.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
47.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
18.4 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 45.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 58.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 11.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 39.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 11.02 x 0.95
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 11.73 x - TBD -
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 - 33.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 18.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 33.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.25
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
TPB NA
Front Tire Size
P205/70R15 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
TPB NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2940 2789
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 7.25
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
141 @ 5000 127 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
ECN NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6400 122 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.73
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.45
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 2.11
Trans Order Code
DD7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.17
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Caliber Nissan cube
Body Style
Hatchback 5-Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.97
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.78
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 6.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
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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