Compare 2008 MINI Cooper Clubman vs 2008 Dodge Caliber

2008 MINI Cooper Clubman
2008 Dodge Caliber
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 28 37 $17,955 $19,950
2-Door Coupe S 26 34 $21,105 $23,450
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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
$17,955
$14,078
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,950
$14,965
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$249 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 MINI Cooper S Clubman--extroverted styling in a slightly bigger package with more power makes for a fun car that is hard not to look at with a broad smile. 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
28 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.2
Second Leg Room (in)
32.3 35.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 95.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 54.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.9 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 68.8
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 7.7
Length, Overall (in)
155.0 173.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 60.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
100.3 103.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
32.8 48.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
9.2 18.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 35.5
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TPB
Front Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TPB
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2723 2879
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.5 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 120
Engine
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
118 @ 6000 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 4250 125 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA EBA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 2.16
Trans Order Code
NA DD7
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 4.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.77
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Clubman Dodge Caliber
Body Style
2 Door Coupe Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA

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