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2009 Dodge Caliber 2009 Scion xD 2009 Honda Fit
     
4dr HB SE
  • 4dr HB SE
  • 4dr HB SXT
  • 4dr HB R/T
  • 4dr HB SRT4
5dr HB Man (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Man (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Man (GS)
  • 5dr HB Man (SE)
  • 5dr HB Auto (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Auto (GS)
  • 5dr HB Auto (SE)
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Manual Sport with Navigation
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation

Prices

MSRP $16,460 $14,650 $14,750
Invoice $15,498 $13,917 $14,236
Avg. Paid $8,292 $9,094 $9,035

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.9 8.0 8.9
Critics' Rating 6.4 8.3 9.8
Performance 6.4 7.1 8.3
Interior 6.9 7.6 9.1
Operating Cost 7.9 8.2 8.3
Safety 8.6 8.5 9.3
Reliability 3.0 4.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Heaps of cargo space
  • Roomy front and rear seats
  • Innovative cabin and cargo features
  • Numerous standard features
  • Stand-out exterior styling
  • Good small-space maneuverability
  • Fun to drive
  • Plenty of passenger space
  • Large, versatile cargo hold
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Below-average safety and reliability scores
  • Uninspiring acceleration from all engines
  • Few standard safety features
  • Limited cargo capacity with rear seats in use
  • Cramped interior
  • Competitors have standard electronic stability control

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 1.5L/91.4
MPG 24 City / 30 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback 4 Door Wagon 5 Door Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.7 96.9 98.4
Length, Overall (in) 173.8 154.7 161.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.8 67.9 66.7
Height, Overall (in) 60.4 60.0 60.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2847 2625 2489

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Optional Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Optional Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Rear Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 95.2 84.5 90.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.9 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 40.3 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 51.9 52.7
Front Hip Room (in) 52.2 51.1 51.5
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 37.6 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.7 33.9 34.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 50.7 51.3
Second Hip Room (in) 49.6 50.1 51.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 48.0 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.5

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
Equalizer Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Optional Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Optional Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Optional Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Optional
Daytime Running Lights Optional Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.8L/110 1.8L/110 1.5L/91.4
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 148 @ 6500 128 @ 6000 117 @ 6600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 125 @ 5200 125 @ 4400 106 @ 4800
Transmission Manual Manual w/OD Manual
Turning diameter 35.5 37.1 34.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 33 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.6 11.1 10.6

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Macpherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Torsion Beam Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Automatic Optional
Continuously Variable Trans Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard