2007 Dodge Caliber vs. 2005 Dodge Viper

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 Viper. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Dodge Viper would be higher. At 8,277 cc (10 cylinders), 2005 Dodge Viper is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Dodge Viper (493 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 345 more horse power than 2007 Dodge Caliber. (148 HP @ 6500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Dodge Viper should accelerate faster than 2007 Dodge Caliber. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Dodge Viper weights approximately 151 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 Viper is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2005 Dodge Viper. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Dodge Caliber, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 Viper (712 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 542 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Dodge Caliber. (170 Nm @ 5200 RPM). This means 2005 Dodge Viper 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 Viper
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Caliber Viper
Year Released 2007 2005
Body Type Hatchback Roadster
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1798 cc 8277 cc
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 493 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 170 Nm 712 Nm
Torque RPM 5200 RPM 4200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 102.4 mm
Engine Stroke Size 77 mm 100.6 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1385 kg 1536 kg
Vehicle Length 4420 mm 4470 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1950 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1220 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7.3 L/100km 15.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 70 L


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