2007 Dodge Caliber vs. 2005 Dodge Ram

To start off, 2007 Dodge Caliber is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Dodge Ram. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Dodge Ram would be higher. At 4,702 cc (8 cylinders), 2005 Dodge Ram is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Dodge Ram (235 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 87 more horse power than 2007 Dodge Caliber. (148 HP @ 6500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Dodge Ram should accelerate faster than 2007 Dodge Caliber. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Dodge Ram weights approximately 1132 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.

Because 2005 Dodge Ram is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2007 Dodge Caliber. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Dodge Ram will offer significantly more control. 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, 2005 Dodge Ram (407 Nm) has 237 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Dodge Caliber. (170 Nm). This means 2005 Dodge Ram will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Dodge Caliber.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Dodge Caliber 2005 Dodge Ram
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Caliber Ram
Year Released 2007 2005
Body Type Hatchback Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1798 cc 4702 cc
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 235 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 170 Nm 407 Nm
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 93 mm
Engine Stroke Size 77 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 9.0:1
Drive Type Front 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 6 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1385 kg 2517 kg
Vehicle Length 4420 mm 6350 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 2030 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1930 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 4080 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7.3 L/100km 15.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 132 L


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