Compare 2010 Ford Focus vs 2008 Dodge Caliber

2010 Ford Focus
2008 Dodge Caliber
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2-Door Coupe SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 2-Door Coupe SE 24 35 $16,025 $17,170
Focus 2-Door Coupe SES 24 35 $17,489 $18,780
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 24 35 $15,387 $16,290
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $16,025 $17,170
Focus 4-Door Sedan SEL 24 35 $17,489 $18,780
Focus 4-Door Sedan SES 24 35 $17,489 $18,780
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,025
$19,943
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,170
$21,410
Monthly Payment Estimate
$286 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you've got around $15,000 to spend, the 2010 Ford Focus is a great choice, especially if you are prioritizing safety or comfort. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
50.4 52.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 35.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
48.3 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.3 95.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
175.0 173.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.6 60.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
102.9 103.7
Liftover Height (in)
29.6 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 68.8
Track Width, Front (in)
58.6 59.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 48.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 18.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.3 x 1.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.5 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 13.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 37.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Performance
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.76
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 16.6
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/50R16 P215/55R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - TT1
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - TBC
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R16 P215/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - TT1
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2638 3312
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 18 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 18 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 120
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6000 172 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4250 165 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
99N ED3
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 24
Transmission
Trans Type
5 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.73 1.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 NA
Trans Order Code
- TBD - DAV
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 2.35 - 0.39
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Dodge Caliber
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent SLA Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 -

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