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Selected Style 4-Door HB Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual 20 28 $13,285 $13,839
4-Door HB Manual Convenience Pkg 20 28 $13,765 $14,339
4-Door HB Automatic 19 28 $14,341 $14,939
4-Door HB Automatic Convenience Pkg 19 28 $14,821 $15,439
4-Door HB Manual Convenience Pkg & ABS 20 28 $14,245 $14,839
4-Door HB Automatic Convenience Pkg & ABS 19 28 $15,301 $15,939
4-Door HB SE FWD
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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
$13,285
$14,078
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,839
$14,965
Monthly Payment Estimate
$231 / month
$249 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Suzuki Reno still looks good against rivals, has a roomy interior, and offers a lot of features for the money, but its aged design counts against it in nearly all other areas. 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
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 41.8
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 52.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.7 35.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.6 95.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 54.2
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 60.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.3 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 103.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 68.8
Track Width, Front (in) 58.3 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 7.7
Length, Overall (in) 169.1 173.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 8.8 18.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 45.4 48.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
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) - TBD - 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 35.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 16.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA TPB
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBC
Rear Tire Size P195/55R15 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA TPB
Front Tire Size P195/55R15 P205/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2745 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) 7.9 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 525
Engine
Fuel System NA SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 131 @ 4000 125 @ 5200
Engine Order Code NA EBA
Displacement 2.0L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 127 @ 5600 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.55 4.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.12 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.77
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 2.16
Trans Order Code NA DD7
Summary
Body Style 4dr HB Hatchback
Vehicle Name Suzuki Reno Dodge Caliber
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Dual-link 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) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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