Compare 2012 Dodge Caliber vs 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

2012 Dodge Caliber
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
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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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2WD 4-Door Manual ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual ES 24 31 $18,001 $18,795
2WD 4-Door CVT ES 25 31 $18,959 $19,795
2WD 4-Door CVT SE 25 31 $21,066 $21,995
AWD 4-Door CVT SE 23 28 $22,311 $23,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,944
$18,001
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,380
$18,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$290 / month
$313 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
7.6
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. If you do most of your driving in the city, the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a pleasant, nimble runabout that offers strong value for the money.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 52.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
49.6 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 56.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 97.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
60.4 64.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 105.1
Liftover Height (in)
27.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.8 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
173.8 169.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
18.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
47.4 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 49.5
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)
- 21.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.9 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 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.6 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 16.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
TPB NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R15 215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TPB NA
Front Tire Size
P205/70R15 215/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2940 3032
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6400 148 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
141 @ 5000 145 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
ECN 4B11
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 31
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.82
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 4.24
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 3.83
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.33
Trans Type
5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Dodge Caliber Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 7.1
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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