Compare 2009 Dodge Caliber vs 2008 Honda Fit

2009 Dodge Caliber
2008 Honda Fit
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4-Door HB R/T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Caliber 4-Door HB R/T 23 29 $19,026 $20,295
Caliber 4-Door HB SE 24 30 $15,498 $16,460
Caliber 4-Door HB SRT4 19 27 $23,208 $24,840
Caliber 4-Door HB SXT 24 30 $16,777 $17,850
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5-Door HB Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fit 5-Door HB Automatic 27 34 $14,235 $14,750
Fit 5-Door HB Automatic Sport 27 33 $15,502 $16,070
Fit 5-Door HB Manual 28 34 $13,467 $13,950
Fit 5-Door HB Manual Sport 28 34 $14,734 $15,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,026
$14,235
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,295
$14,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$338 / month
$246 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Caliber has a very practical layout and truly innovative features to get excited about, but it's lacking in driving enjoyment or refinement—even compared to its low-priced competition. The 2008 Honda Fit is one of the smallest cars on the road, but it’s fun to drive, huge inside, and a tremendous value.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-size Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 51.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.2 90.0
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.6
Second Hip Room (in)
49.6 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 52.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 50.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 57.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 96.5
Liftover Height (in)
27.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.8 66.2
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 57.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
173.8 157.4
Height, Overall (in)
60.4 60.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
48.0 41.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
18.5 21.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 1.39 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.6 10.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 2.41
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 12.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 34.3
Steering Type
Performance Electric pwr rack & pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18 P175/65SR14
Rear Tire Order Code
TT1 NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R18 P175/65SR14
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)
3073 2514
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 14 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 5.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4400 105 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
ED3 NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 1.5L/91.4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
172 @ 6000 109 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.07
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.55
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 1.96
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 1.68
Trans Order Code
DD7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 4.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.76
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Caliber Honda Fit
Body Style
Hatchback 5-Door Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Macpherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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