Dodge Caliber 2006 vs Ford Focus 2005

Dodge Caliber
2006 - 2011
Ford Focus
2005 - 2008
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.0 Diesel1.6 Diesel
Camshaft drive: Timing beltTiming chain and belt


Power: 140 HP90 HP
Torque: 310 NM215 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 11 seconds12.9 seconds
Dodge Caliber is more dynamic to drive.
Dodge Caliber engine produces 50 HP more power than Ford Focus, whereas torque is 95 NM more than Ford Focus. Thanks to more power Dodge Caliber reaches 100 km/h speed 1.9 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 6.14.7
Real fuel consumption: 6.9 l/100km5.5 l/100km
The Ford Focus is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Dodge Caliber consumes 1.4 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Ford Focus, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Dodge Caliber could require 210 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Dodge Caliber consumes 1.4 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Ford Focus.
Fuel tank capacity: 51 litres53 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 830 km in combined cycle1120 km in combined cycle
1000 km on highway1320 km on highway
730 km with real consumption960 km with real consumption
Ford Focus gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Average engine lifespan: 390'000 km300'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used, but under equal conditions the average life of a Dodge Caliber engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 5 years5 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 2 other car models, including Jeep Patriot, Dodge JourneyUsed only for this car
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Dodge Caliber might be a better choice in this respect.


Length: 4.42 m4.47 m
Width: 1.80 m1.84 m
Height: 1.54 m1.45 m
Dodge Caliber is smaller, but higher.
Dodge Caliber is 5 cm shorter than the Ford Focus, 4 cm narrower, while the height of Dodge Caliber is 9 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 524 litres482 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1360 litres1525 litres
Even though the car is shorter, Dodge Caliber has 42 litres more trunk space than the Ford Focus. The Ford Focus may have more interior space, so the cabin could be more spacious and more comfortable for the driver and passengers. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Ford Focus (by 165 litres).
Turning diameter: 11 meters10.4 meters
The turning circle of the Dodge Caliber is 0.6 metres more than that of the Ford Focus, which means Dodge Caliber can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`000no data
Safety: no data
Quality: no data
Average price (€): 28001200
Pros and Cons: Dodge Caliber has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • roomier boot
Ford Focus has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • better manoeuvrability
  • lower price
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