Compare 2008 Chevrolet HHR vs 2008 Dodge Caliber

2008 Chevrolet HHR
2008 Dodge Caliber
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
HHR FWD 4-Door LS 21 30 $15,809 $16,730
HHR FWD 4-Door LT 21 30 $16,787 $17,765
HHR FWD 4-Door Panel LS 20 30 $16,098 $17,035
HHR FWD 4-Door Panel LT 20 30 $17,057 $18,050
HHR FWD 4-Door SS 21 29 $21,664 $22,925
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4-Door HB R/T AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Caliber 4-Door HB R/T AWD 21 24 $19,943 $21,410
Caliber 4-Door HB R/T FWD 23 29 $18,032 $19,310
Caliber 4-Door HB SE FWD 24 29 $14,078 $14,965
Caliber 4-Door HB SRT4 FWD 19 27 $21,709 $23,350
Caliber 4-Door HB SXT FWD 24 29 $16,371 $17,485
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,809
$19,943
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,730
$21,410
Monthly Payment Estimate
$279 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Chevrolet HHR (Heritage High Roof) may surprise you with its competence and quality. 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
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 35.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
50.6 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 54.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
50.1 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.4 95.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
176.2 173.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
63.1 60.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.7 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 103.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 68.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.7 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 18.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 48.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x 1.02 11.5 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3 x 1.4
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.84 x 1.7 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 13.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 37.2
Steering Type
Variable electric Performance
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 2.76
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QDB TT1
Front Tire Size
P215/55R16 P215/55R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QDB TT1
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R16 P215/55R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3004 3312
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
152 @ 4200 165 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
L61 ED3
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
149 @ 5600 172 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 24
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 1.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.76 NA
Trans Order Code
MM5 DAV
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual CVT
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.35 - 0.39
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 NA
Trans Type
5 1
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet HHR Dodge Caliber
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
strut-type NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
torsion beam NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent

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