Compare 2010 Dodge Caliber vs 2010 Mazda MAZDA3

2010 Dodge Caliber
2010 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door HB Express
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Caliber 4-Door HB Express 23 31 $16,484 $16,880
Caliber 4-Door HB Heat 23 31 $17,520 $17,995
Caliber 4-Door HB Mainstreet 23 27 $17,581 $18,060
Caliber 4-Door HB Rush 23 29 $19,380 $19,995
Caliber 4-Door HB Uptown 23 29 $19,380 $19,995
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,028 $17,105
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,586 $18,775
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,014 $22,445
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $18,721 $19,985
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,387 $15,345
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,236 $16,255
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,793 $17,925
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,268 $21,645
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 21 29 $17,975 $19,185
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,480 $22,945
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,187 $20,485
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 25 $21,851 $23,340
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,734 $22,145
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Sport 21 29 $18,441 $19,685
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,484
$16,028
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,880
$17,105
Monthly Payment Estimate
$281 / month
$285 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Dodge Caliber has room to spare for adults-but it's short on refinement, value, and safety equipment. Overall the 2010 MazdaSpeed3 delivers pulse-quickening thrills for the back roads—or weekend track forays—all on a tight budget, without sacrificing too much practicality for everyday commuting.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
49.6 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.2 94.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 36.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
173.8 180.7
Height, Overall (in)
60.4 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
27.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.8 69.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
47.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
18.4 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 0.85 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.6 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 35.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.6 17.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.88 2.94
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TPB NA
Front Tire Size
P205/70R15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
TPB NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R15 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 2928
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
141 @ 5000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
ECN NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6400 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.62
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.29
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.41
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 1.93
Trans Order Code
DD7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.93
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Caliber Mazda Mazda3
Body Style
Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 6.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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