Compare 2009 Dodge Caliber vs 2008 Honda Fit

2009 Dodge Caliber
2008 Honda Fit
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4-Door HB SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB SE 24 30 $15,498 $16,460
4-Door HB SXT 24 30 $16,777 $17,850
4-Door HB R/T 23 29 $19,026 $20,295
4-Door HB SRT4 19 27 $23,208 $24,840
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5-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual 28 34 $13,467 $13,950
5-Door HB Automatic 27 34 $14,235 $14,750
5-Door HB Manual Sport 28 34 $14,734 $15,270
5-Door HB Automatic Sport 27 33 $15,502 $16,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,498
$13,467
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,460
$13,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$274 / month
$233 / 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
24 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-size Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.38 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.6 10.8
Steering
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
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.88 2.41
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TPB NA
Front Tire Size
P205/70R15 P175/65SR14
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TPB NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R15 P175/65SR14
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2847 2432
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 5.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500 109 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 5200 105 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
EBA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.5L/91.4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 34
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 1.87
Trans Order Code
DD7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 4.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.46
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.32
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback 5-Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Dodge Caliber Honda Fit
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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