Thats a pretty good comparison there!! More HP may be make its way to the wheels without AWD too! Cool!Vision67 said:I've driven my daughter's Mazda 3 5-door hatch and it is certainly a worthy competitor to Caliber. The interior seems a bit smaller, the roof is lower, and the legroom is a bit less.
One interesting data point is the weight/power ratio.
Assuming the FWD version of the R/T weighs the same as the SXT,
Mazda 3: weight = 2826, Power = 160 hp; W/P= 17.66
Caliber R/T FWD: weight = 3039; Power = 172 hp; W/P = 17.67
Seems to be a dead heat.