2007 Dodge Caliber vs. 1999 Volkswagen Bora

To start off, 2007 Dodge Caliber is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Volkswagen Bora. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Volkswagen Bora would be higher. At 1,984 cc (4 cylinders), 1999 Volkswagen Bora is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Dodge Caliber (148 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 34 more horse power than 1999 Volkswagen Bora. (114 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Dodge Caliber should accelerate faster than 1999 Volkswagen Bora. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Dodge Caliber weights approximately 130 kg more than 1999 Volkswagen Bora. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, both vehicles can yield 170 Nm of torque. So under normal driving conditions, the ability to climb up hills and pull heavy equipment should be relatively similar for both vehicles.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Dodge Caliber 1999 Volkswagen Bora
Make Dodge Volkswagen
Model Caliber Bora
Year Released 2007 1999
Body Type Hatchback Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1798 cc 1984 cc
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 114 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 170 Nm 170 Nm
Torque RPM 5200 RPM 2400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 77 mm 92.8 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1385 kg 1255 kg
Vehicle Length 4420 mm 4420 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 55 L


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