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Compare 2012 Dodge Caliber vs 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

2012 Dodge Caliber Change
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Selected Style 4-Door HB SE
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Body Style

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
2WD 4-Door Manual ES
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Transmission

Drivetrain

Trim

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
6.4
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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. 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
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 49.6 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 56.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.2 97.5
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.7 8.5
Length, Overall (in) 173.8 169.1
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
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 18.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 47.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 21.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
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 -
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 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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.6 16.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 16.6
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code TPB NA
Front Tire Size P205/70R15 215/70R16
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
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
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x - TBD -
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
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 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 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 26
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) 0.72 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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Caliber Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Body Style Hatchback Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
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
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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