2007 Dodge Caliber vs. 2012 Mercedes-Benz C

To start off, 2012 Mercedes-Benz C is newer by 5 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 1,798 cc, 2007 Dodge Caliber is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Mercedes-Benz C (156 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 8 more horse power than 2007 Dodge Caliber. (148 HP @ 6500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Mercedes-Benz C should accelerate faster than 2007 Dodge Caliber.

Because 2012 Mercedes-Benz C 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 2012 Mercedes-Benz C. 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, 2012 Mercedes-Benz C (250 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 80 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Dodge Caliber. (170 Nm @ 5200 RPM). This means 2012 Mercedes-Benz C will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Dodge Caliber. 2012 Mercedes-Benz C 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. 2012 Mercedes-Benz C will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Dodge Caliber 2012 Mercedes-Benz C
Make Dodge Mercedes-Benz
Model Caliber C
Year Released 2007 2012
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1798 cc 1796 cc
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 156 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 170 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 5200 RPM 1600 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 184 km/hour 217 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11.9 seconds 9.2 seconds
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual 7-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4420 mm 4606 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1459 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2760 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 66 L


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