Compare 2008 Dodge Caliber vs 2008 MINI Clubman

2008 Dodge Caliber
2008 MINI Clubman
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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
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cooper Clubman 2-Door Coupe 28 37 $17,955 $19,950
Cooper Clubman 2-Door Coupe S 26 34 $21,105 $23,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,943
$17,955
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,410
$19,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2008 MINI Cooper S Clubman--extroverted styling in a slightly bigger package with more power makes for a fun car that is hard not to look at with a broad smile.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-size Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 32.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.2 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
49.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 50.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 45.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 100.3
Liftover Height (in)
27.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.8 66.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
173.8 155.0
Height, Overall (in)
60.4 56.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
48.0 32.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
18.5 9.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 1.4 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Performance Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.2 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18 P175/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
TT1 NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R18 P175/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TT1 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3312 2723
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 5.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4400 114 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
ED3 NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 1.6L/97.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
172 @ 6000 118 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 28
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 - 0.39 3.21
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.19
Trans Type
1 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.76 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.79
Trans Order Code
DAV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.91
Trans Description Cont.
CVT Manual
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Dodge Caliber MINI Cooper Clubman
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
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
Independent Multi-link

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