Dodge Caliber 2006 vs Volkswagen Golf 1999

Dodge Caliber
2006 - 2011
Volkswagen Golf
1999 - 2006
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.0 Diesel1.9 Diesel


Power: 140 HP68 HP
Torque: 310 NM133 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 11 seconds18.5 seconds
Dodge Caliber is more dynamic to drive.
Dodge Caliber engine produces 72 HP more power than Volkswagen Golf, whereas torque is 177 NM more than Volkswagen Golf. Thanks to more power Dodge Caliber reaches 100 km/h speed 7.5 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 6.15.2
Real fuel consumption: 6.9 l/100km5.3 l/100km
The Volkswagen Golf is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Dodge Caliber consumes 0.9 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Golf, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Dodge Caliber could require 135 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Dodge Caliber consumes 1.6 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Golf.
Fuel tank capacity: 51 litres55 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 830 km in combined cycle1050 km in combined cycle
1000 km on highway1270 km on highway
730 km with real consumption1030 km with real consumption
Volkswagen Golf gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Length: 4.42 m4.40 m
Width: 1.80 m1.74 m
Height: 1.54 m1.47 m
Dodge Caliber is larger.
Dodge Caliber is 2 cm longer than the Volkswagen Golf, 6 cm wider, while the height of Dodge Caliber is 7 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 524 litres460 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1360 litres1470 litres
Dodge Caliber has 64 litres more trunk space than the Volkswagen Golf. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Volkswagen Golf (by 110 litres).
Turning diameter: 11 meters10.9 meters
The turning circle of the Dodge Caliber is 0.1 metres more than that of the Volkswagen Golf.
Gross weight (kg): 2`0001`815
Quality: no data
Average price (€): 28001400
Pros and Cons: Dodge Caliber has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • roomier boot
Volkswagen Golf has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • higher safety
  • lower price
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