2007 Dodge Caliber vs. 2009 Dodge Avenger

To start off, 2009 Dodge Avenger is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 Dodge Caliber. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Dodge Caliber would be higher. At 2,399 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Dodge Avenger is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Dodge Avenger (171 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 23 more horse power than 2007 Dodge Caliber. (148 HP @ 6500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Dodge Avenger should accelerate faster than 2007 Dodge Caliber.

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, 2007 Dodge Caliber (170 Nm @ 5200 RPM) has 4 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Dodge Avenger. (166 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2007 Dodge Caliber will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Dodge Avenger. 2009 Dodge Avenger has automatic transmission and 2007 Dodge Caliber has manual transmission. 2007 Dodge Caliber will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Dodge Avenger will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Dodge Caliber 2009 Dodge Avenger
Make Dodge Dodge
Model Caliber Avenger
Year Released 2007 2009
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1798 cc 2399 cc
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 171 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 170 Nm 166 Nm
Torque RPM 5200 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4420 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2770 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7.3 L/100km 9.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 64 L