Compare 2011 Suzuki SX4 vs 2011 Dodge Caliber

2011 Suzuki SX4
2011 Dodge Caliber
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4-Door Sedan Manual FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 23 33 $12,958 $13,499
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD LE 23 33 $14,587 $15,195
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Sport S 23 33 $15,723 $16,379
5-Door HB Manual FWD Sportback 22 30 $15,838 $16,499
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD LE Anniversary Edition 23 30 $16,318 $16,999
5-Door HB Manual AWD Crossover 22 30 $16,318 $16,999
5-Door HB Manual FWD Sportback Technology 22 30 $16,318 $16,999
5-Door HB CVT FWD Sportback 23 30 $16,990 $17,699
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD Sport SE 25 32 $17,038 $17,749
5-Door HB Manual AWD Crossover Technology 22 30 $17,422 $18,149
5-Door HB CVT FWD Sportback Technology 23 30 $17,470 $18,199
5-Door HB CVT AWD Crossover Premium 23 29 $17,758 $18,499
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD Sport GTS 25 32 $18,142 $18,899
5-Door HB CVT AWD Crossover Technology 23 29 $18,478 $19,249
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,958
$16,949
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,499
$17,380
Monthly Payment Estimate
$225 / month
$290 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Suzuki SX4 Crossover remains the most affordable all-wheel-drive car, while the other SX4 models are sporty, well-configured, and a strong value.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small station wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 35.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
42.6 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.0 96.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 52.2
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.1 68.8
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 7.7
Length, Overall (in)
177.6 173.8
Height, Overall (in)
60.8 60.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
98.4 103.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 47.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 18.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.5 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 9.0 x 0.9
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.88 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TPB
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TPB
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2833 2940
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
140 @ 4000 141 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA ECN
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 6200 158 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.77
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.41
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.16
Trans Order Code
NA DD7
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 4.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Suzuki SX4 Dodge Caliber
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 6.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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