Compare 2010 Pontiac Vibe vs 2010 Dodge Caliber

2010 Pontiac Vibe
2010 Dodge Caliber
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4-Door HB FWD w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB FWD w/1SA 26 32 $15,375 $16,100
4-Door HB FWD w/1SB 21 28 $16,659 $17,445
4-Door HB AWD 20 26 $19,362 $20,275
4-Door HB FWD GT 21 28 $19,935 $20,875
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4-Door HB Express
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Express 23 31 $16,484 $16,880
4-Door HB Heat 23 31 $17,520 $17,995
4-Door HB Mainstreet 23 27 $17,581 $18,060
4-Door HB Rush 23 29 $19,380 $19,995
4-Door HB Uptown 23 29 $19,380 $19,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,375
$16,484
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,100
$16,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$268 / month
$281 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Dodge Caliber has room to spare for adults-but it's short on refinement, value, and safety equipment.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Passenger Car Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 52.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
43.7 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.4 95.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 103.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 68.8
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 7.7
Length, Overall (in)
171.1 173.8
Height, Overall (in)
61.0 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
49.4 47.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
20.1 18.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.19 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x 0.85
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.82 11.5 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 13.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 35.6
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - TBC
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
QGF TPB
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QGF TPB
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2856 - TBD -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Engine
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System
DOHC SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4400 141 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
LAY ECN
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
132 @ 6000 158 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 23
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.16
Trans Order Code
MM5 DD7
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 4.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.77
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Compact Car Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Vibe Dodge Caliber
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 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
Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 7

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