In comparing the Dodge Caliber's and the Jeep Patriot's specifications and ratings, the Dodge Caliber has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Jeep Patriot has the advantage in the area of interior volume. The Dodge Caliber and Jeep Patriot have the same base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Dodge Caliber's and the Jeep Patriot's specifications and ratings, the Dodge Caliber is a better car than the Jeep Patriot.
Dodge Caliber vs. Jeep Patriot Pricing
A used 2012 Dodge Caliber ranges from $4,200 to $11,188 while a used 2012 Jeep Patriot is priced between $4,887 to $13,993.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the base engine of both the Dodge Caliber and the Jeep Patriot makes 158 horsepower. The Caliber is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 435 miles. The Patriot is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 394 miles. This gives the Dodge Caliber the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Jeep Patriot. Both models use gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Jeep Patriot has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Dodge Caliber has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room and front leg room.