2007 Dodge Caliber vs. 2004 Dodge Caravan

To start off, 2007 Dodge Caliber is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Dodge Caravan. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Dodge Caravan would be higher. At 3,309 cc (6 cylinders), 2004 Dodge Caravan is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Dodge Caravan (180 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 32 more horse power than 2007 Dodge Caliber. (148 HP @ 6500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Dodge Caravan should accelerate faster than 2007 Dodge Caliber. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Dodge Caravan weights approximately 356 kg more than 2007 Dodge Caliber. 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, 2004 Dodge Caravan (285 Nm) has 115 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Dodge Caliber. (170 Nm). This means 2004 Dodge Caravan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Dodge Caliber.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Dodge Caliber 2004 Dodge Caravan
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Caliber Caravan
Year Released 2007 2004
Body Type Hatchback Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1798 cc 3309 cc
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 170 Nm 285 Nm
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 93 mm
Engine Stroke Size 77 mm 81 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 9.3:1
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1385 kg 1741 kg
Vehicle Length 4420 mm 5100 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 2000 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1760 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 3040 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 76 L


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