Compare 2009 Ford Focus vs 2008 Dodge Caliber

2009 Ford Focus
2008 Dodge Caliber
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 24 35 $14,574 $15,520
2-Door Coupe SE 24 35 $15,219 $16,400
4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $15,219 $16,400
2-Door Coupe SES 24 35 $16,552 $17,865
4-Door Sedan SES 24 35 $16,552 $17,865
4-Door Sedan SEL 24 35 $16,916 $18,265
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4-Door HB FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB FWD SE 24 29 $14,078 $14,965
4-Door HB FWD SXT 24 29 $16,371 $17,485
4-Door HB FWD R/T 23 29 $18,032 $19,310
4-Door HB AWD R/T 21 24 $19,943 $21,410
4-Door HB FWD SRT4 19 27 $21,709 $23,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,574
$14,078
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,520
$14,965
Monthly Payment Estimate
$259 / month
$249 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Ford Focus is a solid choice if you're looking for a roomy car that rides well, with a base price that starts around $15,000. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
50.4 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.4 95.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 35.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
50.9 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 54.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
175.0 173.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 60.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
102.9 103.7
Liftover Height (in)
29.5 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.8 68.8
Track Width, Front (in)
58.6 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 7.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 48.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 18.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 9.0 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.0 13.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 35.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 16.6
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - TPB
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - TBC
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - TPB
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2623 2879
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4250 125 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
99N EBA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6000 148 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.56 4.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.77
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.16
Trans Order Code
- TBD - DD7
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Dodge Caliber
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent SLA Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bars NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 -

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