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Old 01-23-2019, 11:58 AM   #520 (permalink)
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Dodge Caliber..... Hyundai Elantra
What makes you convinced the mpg differences you saw between a Cross-Over and a Sedan were exclusively the results of aerodynamics?

https://www.motortrend.com/cars/dodge/caliber/2008/


https://www.mikeerdmannissan.com/use...DH4AE8DH269531


Dodge Caliber: crossover-like compact cars, 2007-2012
https://www.allpar.com/cars/dodge/caliber.html
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Drag Coefficient 0.375 (original Neon: 0.34)
2013 Hyundai Elantra: You’ve come a long way, baby
https://www.mtdemocrat.com/roadbeat/...long-way-baby/
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The window lines are well done, making the Elantra look low, long and sleek. Coefficient of drag is a very wind cheating 0.28.
The Elantra looks more aerodynamic than the Neon based Caliber, and the numbers bear this out. In addition, the Caliber has higher drag than the Neon of which it is based on.

I'd be more inclined to declare the Dodge Caliber "unaerodynamic" if it's numbers were appreciably higher than it's contemporary competition or even compared to the Neon. Comparing it to the Elantra is a bit of a stretch, but I can see the point if one were promoting cars over cross-overs.

To my eyes without putting the Caliber to the aero-template, good roof-line, too high of ground clearance, and wheels flares are drag queens. I like the rear spoiler for clean air detachment though.
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