Compare 2009 Suzuki SX4 vs 2008 Dodge Caliber

2009 Suzuki SX4
2008 Dodge Caliber
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4-Door Sedan Manual FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 22 30 $12,766 $13,299
4-Door Sedan Manual LE FWD 22 30 $14,101 $14,689
4-Door Sedan Manual LE Popular Pkg FWD 22 30 $14,533 $15,139
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport FWD 22 29 $15,109 $15,739
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE FWD 23 31 $15,157 $15,789
5-Door HB Manual FWD 22 29 $15,301 $15,939
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE Popular Pkg FWD 23 31 $15,589 $16,239
5-Door HB Manual AWD 21 28 $15,781 $16,439
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport Technology Pkg FWD 22 29 $15,877 $16,539
5-Door HB Manual Technology Pkg FWD 22 29 $16,021 $16,689
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport FWD 22 30 $16,165 $16,839
5-Door HB Automatic FWD 22 30 $16,357 $17,039
5-Door HB Manual Technology Pkg AWD 21 28 $16,741 $17,439
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport Touring Pkg FWD 22 29 $16,837 $17,539
5-Door HB Automatic AWD 21 28 $16,837 $17,539
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport Technology Pkg FWD 22 30 $16,933 $17,639
5-Door HB Automatic Technology Pkg FWD 22 30 $17,077 $17,789
5-Door HB Automatic Technology Pkg AWD 21 28 $17,797 $18,539
5-Door HB Manual Touring Pkg AWD 21 28 $17,797 $18,539
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport Touring Pkg FWD 22 30 $17,893 $18,639
5-Door HB Automatic Touring Pkg AWD 21 28 $18,853 $19,639
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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
$12,766
$14,078
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,299
$14,965
Monthly Payment Estimate
$222 / month
$249 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Suzuki SX4 is an amazing bargain, but it might not meet your most frugal car needs at the pump. 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
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small station wagon Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 35.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
42.6 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 54.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.0 95.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 7.7
Length, Overall (in)
177.6 173.8
Height, Overall (in)
60.8 60.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
98.4 103.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.1 68.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 48.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 18.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.88 2.88
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TPB
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TPB
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/70R15
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)
2668 2879
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 @ 5800 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 3500 125 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA EBA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.16
Trans Order Code
NA DD7
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.41 4.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 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)
1.31 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Suzuki SX4 Dodge Caliber
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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