Compare 2011 Dodge Caliber vs 2011 Volkswagen Golf

2011 Dodge Caliber
2011 Volkswagen Golf
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4-Door HB Express
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Express 24 32 $16,949 $17,380
4-Door HB Heat 24 32 $18,069 $18,585
4-Door HB Mainstreet 23 27 $18,101 $18,620
4-Door HB Rush 23 29 $19,929 $20,585
4-Door HB Uptown 23 27 $19,929 $20,585
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2-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 23 33 $17,275 $17,995
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 23 33 $17,275 $17,995
2-Door HB Automatic 24 31 $18,331 $19,095
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV 24 31 $18,331 $19,095
4-Door HB Automatic 24 31 $18,965 $19,755
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 24 31 $18,965 $19,755
2-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $22,297 $23,225
4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $22,930 $23,885
2-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $23,353 $24,325
4-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $23,986 $24,985
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,949
$17,275
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,380
$17,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$290 / month
$300 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Volkswagen Golf has an upscale feel that's a notch above competitors; the TDI diesel gets exceptional, hybrid-like fuel economy.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
49.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 93.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
60.4 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
27.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.8 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
173.8 165.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
18.4 15.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
47.4 46.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.2 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 0.9 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 11.3 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.6 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 35.8 ft
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
TPB NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R15 195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
TPB NA
Front Tire Size
P205/70R15 195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2940 2968
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6400 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I5
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
141 @ 5000 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
ECN NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5L/151
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 33
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 2.12
Trans Order Code
DD7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.87
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.27
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback 2 Door HB
Vehicle Name
Dodge Caliber Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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