Compare 2012 Dodge Caliber vs 2012 Ford Focus

2012 Dodge Caliber
2012 Ford Focus
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4-Door HB SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB SE 24 32 $16,944 $17,380
4-Door HB SXT Plus 24 32 $18,199 $18,730
4-Door HB SXT 23 27 $18,232 $18,765
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,635 $16,500
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,380 $17,500
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,108 $18,300
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $19,110 $20,500
5-Door HB SEL 28 38 $19,838 $21,300
4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 38 $20,657 $22,200
5-Door HB Titanium 28 38 $21,112 $22,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,944
$15,635
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,380
$16,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$290 / month
$275 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Dodge Caliber offers a good deal in terms of space, versatility, and features for the money, but you might not find much else to like. With the 2012 Focus, Ford shows that small cars don't have to feel so banal, with charismatic compacts that are more satisfying to drive, more luxurious, and better-equipped.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 53.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 43.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
49.6 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 90.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
60.4 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
27.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.8 71.8
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
173.8 178.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
18.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
47.4 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.2
Brakes
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 8.98 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 10.94 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.6 12.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 36.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 14.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TPB - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
TPB - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P205/70R15 P195/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2940 2857
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 6.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6400 160 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
141 @ 5000 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code
ECN NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 36
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 2.14
Trans Order Code
DD7 - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Dodge Caliber Ford Focus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.93
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link SLA
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 - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 6.2
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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