2007 Dodge Caliber vs. 2006 Dodge Dakota

To start off, 2007 Dodge Caliber is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Dodge Dakota. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Dodge Dakota would be higher. At 3,700 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Dodge Dakota is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Dodge Dakota (211 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 63 more horse power than 2007 Dodge Caliber. (148 HP @ 6500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Dodge Dakota should accelerate faster than 2007 Dodge Caliber. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Dodge Dakota weights approximately 365 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 2006 Dodge Dakota 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, 2006 Dodge Dakota 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, 2006 Dodge Dakota (319 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 149 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Dodge Caliber. (170 Nm @ 5200 RPM). This means 2006 Dodge Dakota will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Dodge Caliber.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Dodge Caliber 2006 Dodge Dakota
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Caliber Dakota
Year Released 2007 2006
Body Type Hatchback Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1798 cc 3700 cc
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 211 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 170 Nm 319 Nm
Torque RPM 5200 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 9.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1385 kg 1750 kg
Vehicle Length 4420 mm 5560 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1890 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1750 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 3340 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7.3 L/100km 13.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 83 L


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