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2008 Ford Focus

2008 Dodge Caliber

  2008 Ford Focus 4-door Sedan SE Angular Rear Exterior View 2008 Dodge Caliber SE
MSRP
$14,395
$14,965
Invoice $13,569 $14,078
MPG
City/Highway
24/35 19/29
Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 Ford Focus isn’t all new, but it is an improvement, and a solid choice if you’re looking for a roomy car that handles well with a base price that starts around $15,000. Read Full Review The Caliber has a very practical layout and quite a few innovative features to get excited about, but it's lacking in driving enjoyment or refinement--even compared to its low-priced competition. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Improved overall refinement
  • Improved interior design
  • Quiet ride
  • Available SYNC with voice commands

Dislikes:

  • New body lacks style
  • Less sporty suspension
  • No dedicated performance models

Likes:

  • Awesome available features
  • Comfortable seats
  • Impressive interior flexibility

Dislikes:

  • Interior materials are subpar
  • Difficult access to the backseats
  • Sharp edges of center stack can be a pain in the knee
  • Tepid acceleration in SE and SXT
  • Engine noise with CVT automatic
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