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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

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2005 Dodge Neon
SE Sedan FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$14,395
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2012 Dodge Caliber
SE FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$17,380

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2005 Dodge Neon
SE Sedan FWD

Over the years, the Dodge Neon has seen some of its lead in speed, style, roominess, and agility wane as Honda, Toyota, and Ford have built more competitive subcompacts that last longe...

2012 Dodge Caliber
SE FWD
Eric Tallberg Review:

In value and basic hauling needs, the 2012 Dodge Caliber lineup is sur...

The Good: A practical and feature-rich cabin, standard cooled beverage compartme...

The Bad: Lazy acceleration, a noisy and inefficient continuously variable trans...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2005 Dodge Neon
SE Sedan FWD
20
Shamiracle writes:
Great little car, good value
335
jhadjison 2005 Dodge Neon SE Sedan FWDReview:

Great Gas Mileage — Yes I like they look of the car, but I did not buy it for the look. It is a good second car for me. ...

Primary Use: Family transportation

215
Brian 2005 Dodge Neon SE Sedan FWDReview:

Last Year Of The Neon — The dodge Neon's where nice basic cars that had trim models that even made some of the them look coo...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2012 Dodge Caliber
SE FWD
15
Guru99G4GX writes:
7/10
Family Car Ranked 2008 Jaguar X-TYPE 3.0L Sedan AWD worse.
"it has amazing handling"
Would Buy Ranked 2008 Jaguar X-TYPE 3.0L Sedan AWD better.
"it has awesome top speed and acceleration"
Dante writes:
Great. Needs more power.
10
Doug writes:
My 5-speed manual was a pleasant surprise to me from the moment I gave it a test drive. My only persistent dis...
Power Ranked 2012 Jeep Compass Latitude 4WD worse.
"Caliber felt like a lighter vehicle that was easier for the small 4-cylinder engine to handle."
Family Car Ranked 2012 Jeep Compass Latitude 4WD worse.
"Overall, my Caliber was a very honest, very reliable, very economical, and very unpretentious vehicle. It never left me wishing I had FWD under regular driving conditions and, on the few occasions I drove it on unpaved roads or other mild off-road conditions it performed capably. Even though it was the base model it met every need I had for a durable, comfortable, economical daily driver."

Specs

2005 Dodge Neon
SE Sedan FWD
2012 Dodge Caliber
SE FWD
Powertrain 5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
25 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
32 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 12 gal 13.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
132 hp @ 5,600 RPM
132 hp @ 5,600 RPM
158 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
130 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM
130 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM
141 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.3:1
9.3:1
10.5:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.44 in x 3.27 in
3.44 in x 3.27 in
3.39 in x 3.39 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Optional Optional
Curtain Airbags -- Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 4 stars --
Front Passenger 4 stars --
Side Driver 3 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 3 stars --
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars --
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 3 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 3 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 1 stars
Rollover -- 2 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Optional Optional
CD Player Optional Optional
CD Changer Optional --
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Optional Optional
Power Door Locks -- Optional
Driver Power Seats -- Optional
Passenger Power Seats Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.2 in 41.8 in
Back Legroom 34.8 in 35.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.1 cu ft 18.4 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 174.4 in 173.8 in
Width 67.4 in 68.8 in
Height 56 in 60.4 in
Wheelbase 105 in 103.7 in

Available Options

2005 Dodge Neon
SE Sedan FWD
2012 Dodge Caliber
SE FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Bright Silver Metallic
  • Bright White Clearcoat
  • Redline 2-Coat Pearl
  • Tungsten Metallic

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