Compare 2010 Suzuki SX4 vs 2010 Dodge Caliber

2010 Suzuki SX4
2010 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 $12,824 $13,359
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD LE 22 30 $14,398 $14,999
5-Door HB Manual FWD 22 29 $15,262 $15,899
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Sport S 22 29 $15,550 $16,199
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD LE Popular 23 31 $15,886 $16,549
5-Door HB Manual AWD 21 28 $16,222 $16,899
5-Door HB CVT FWD 22 30 $16,318 $16,999
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD Sport S 22 30 $16,606 $17,299
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD Sport SE 22 30 $17,038 $17,749
5-Door HB CVT FWD Technology 22 30 $17,038 $17,749
5-Door HB CVT AWD 21 28 $17,278 $17,999
5-Door HB Manual FWD Sportback 22 30 $17,278 $17,999
5-Door HB CVT AWD Technology 21 28 $17,998 $18,749
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD Sport GTS 22 30 $18,142 $18,899
5-Door HB CVT FWD Sportback 23 30 $18,382 $19,149
5-Door HB CVT AWD Touring 21 28 $19,198 $19,999
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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
$12,824
$16,484
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,359
$16,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$223 / month
$281 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Suzuki SX4 delivers cheerful refinement at a remarkably low price; its only Achilles' heel is its fuel efficiency. 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
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 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 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.0 95.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 52.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.1 68.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 47.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 18.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 9.0 x 0.85
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.5 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.88 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/70R15
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
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)
2668 - TBD -
Wheels
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)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
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
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
140 @ 4000 141 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA ECN
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 6200 158 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
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
6 5
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Suzuki SX4 Dodge Caliber
Suspension
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
Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7

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