Each of these vehicles has very different styling and design inside and out, except the Vibe and Matrix, which are mechanically identical to each other.
The Kia Spectra5 should be a better choice than the Dodge Caliber if you're looking for better handling and a peppier driving feel; the Versa also handles well without any sacrifice in ride quality.
Its competitors have to make far fewer trips to the gas station, but none of this field gets top marks in safety across the board.
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|2008 Dodge CaliberBrowse Used Listings||2009 Pontiac VibeBrowse Used Listings||2009 Toyota MatrixBrowse Used Listings||2008 Nissan VersaBrowse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas L4||Gas I4||Gas 4-cyl|
|Mid-size||Compact Passenger Car||Small Station Wagon||Compact|
|4-Door HB SE FWD||4-Door HB FWD w/1SA||5-Door Wagon Manual FWD (GS)||4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 S|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Hatchback||4 Door Compact Car||5 Door Wagon||4 Door Sedan|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2008 Dodge Caliber vs. 2009 Pontiac Vibe||2008 Dodge Caliber vs. 2009 Toyota Matrix||2008 Dodge Caliber vs. 2008 Nissan Versa|