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Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Small SUV

The Italian carmaker DR introduced the DR5 SUV at the 2006 Bologna Motor Show, and sales started in the following year.

When the Chinese carmaker Cherry introduced the Tiggo SUV on the market, the car's look resembled the Toyota Rav4 and Honda CR-V as well. But it was too far from the carmaker's area of interest, Europe. Then, the Italian company DR cut a deal with the Chinese company. The cars were sent to Italy as complete knocked-down kits (CKD). They were assembled there under a different badge: DR. Thus, the DR5 came on the Italian shores and, from there, on the European roads.

Its headlights were very similar to those installed on the 2004 Honda CR-V. A reversed trapezoidal grille was cut into the front, wrapped-around bumper. The car sported a pair of rectangular fog lights installed in a set of angled scoops on the lower outer sides. From its sides, the DR5 resembled the Toyota Rav4 with its arched window line towards the D-pillar. At the back, a side-hinged door opened the way to a small trunk.

Inside, the DR installed a dashboard produced by its Chinese partner but with a mix of design languages that couldn't match. A silver line crossed the front side of the panel and raised above the center stack. Surprisingly though, there was enough room in the back for three adults, but that came with the compromise of a smaller trunk. The luggage area barely matched some of the European compact hatchbacks from those times.

Under the hood, DR initially tried to offer the vehicle with Fiat-sourced turbo-diesel engines, with an option for a Cherry-sourced inline-four gasoline powerplant. In the end, Fiat bailed out and didn't offer its engines to DR.

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DR MOTOR dr5 2007 - 2020
  4 gasoline engines
  • 1.6 5MT (118 HP)
  • 1.8 5MT (132 HP)
  • 2.0 4AT (139 HP)
  • 2.0 4x4 4AT (139 HP)

DR MOTOR dr5 1.6 5MT (118 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6 5MT (118 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1579 cm3
Power
87 KW @ 6100 RPM
118 HP @ 6100 RPM
117 BHP @ 6100 RPM
Torque
107 lb-ft @ 4250 RPM
145 Nm @ 4250 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
109 mph (175 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
13.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5 speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
215/65 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
168.7 in (4285 mm)
Width
70.3 in (1786 mm)
Height
66.9 in (1699 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.8/59.1 in (1,519/1,501 mm)
Wheelbase
98.8 in (2510 mm)
Cargo Volume
12.7 cuFT (360 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2899 lbs (1315 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4365 lbs (1980 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
25.6 mpg US (9.2 L/100Km)
Highway
40.6 mpg US (5.8 L/100Km)
Combined
33.1 mpg US (7.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
163 g/km

DR MOTOR dr5 1.8 5MT (132 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8 5MT (132 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1845 cm3
Power
97 KW @ 5250 RPM
132 HP @ 5250 RPM
130 BHP @ 5250 RPM
Torque
126 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
171 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
115 mph (185 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5 speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
215/65 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
168.7 in (4285 mm)
Width
70.3 in (1786 mm)
Height
66.9 in (1699 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.8/59.1 in (1,519/1,501 mm)
Wheelbase
98.8 in (2510 mm)
Cargo Volume
12.7 cuFT (360 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2899 lbs (1315 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4365 lbs (1980 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
23.3 mpg US (10.1 L/100Km)
Highway
38.6 mpg US (6.1 L/100Km)
Combined
30.9 mpg US (7.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
175 g/km

DR MOTOR dr5 2.0 4AT (139 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0 4AT (139 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1971 cm3
Power
102 KW @ 6000 RPM
139 HP @ 6000 RPM
137 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
135 lb-ft @ 4250 RPM
183 Nm @ 4250 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
119 mph (192 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4 speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
215/65 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
168.7 in (4285 mm)
Width
70.3 in (1786 mm)
Height
66.9 in (1699 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.8/59.1 in (1,519/1,501 mm)
Wheelbase
98.8 in (2510 mm)
Cargo Volume
12.7 cuFT (360 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2965 lbs (1345 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4365 lbs (1980 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
20.6 mpg US (11.4 L/100Km)
Highway
36.8 mpg US (6.4 L/100Km)
Combined
28.7 mpg US (8.2 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
191 g/km

DR MOTOR dr5 2.0 4x4 4AT (139 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0 4x4 4AT (139 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1971 cm3
Power
102 KW @ 6000 RPM
139 HP @ 6000 RPM
137 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
135 lb-ft @ 4250 RPM
183 Nm @ 4250 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
118 mph (190 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5 speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
215/65 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
168.7 in (4285 mm)
Width
70.3 in (1786 mm)
Height
66.9 in (1699 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.8/59.1 in (1,519/1,501 mm)
Wheelbase
98.8 in (2510 mm)
Cargo Volume
12.7 cuFT (360 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3075 lbs (1395 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4365 lbs (1980 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
22.2 mpg US (10.6 L/100Km)
Highway
35.1 mpg US (6.7 L/100Km)
Combined
29 mpg US (8.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
188 g/km
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