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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 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
4-Door Sedan S
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Trim

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
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $19,110 $20,500
4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 38 $20,657 $22,200
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,108 $18,300
5-Door HB SEL 28 38 $19,838 $21,300
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 173.8 178.5
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
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
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 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.6 12.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 14.7
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/70R15 P195/65R15
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 -
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
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
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
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
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/121
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
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
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Caliber Ford Focus
Body Style Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
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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