2008 Dodge Caliber  -  $15,545


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $15,545
Base Invoice: $14,658
Destination Charge: $580
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr HB SE FWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 24 | Hwy: 29
Body Style: 4dr HB SE FWD
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 1.8L DOHC dual VVT 16-valve I4 engine

Pros

Economy pricing with personality; lots of gadgets for less money; AWD and CVT availability; potent performance with SRT4 version; excellent limited lifetime powertrain warranty.


Model Highlights

Dodge's Caliber crossover vehicle is available in several trims for 2008, all of which include standard front and side curtain air bags, plus an auxiliary input jack and flat-folding rear seats for extra cargo space.

The standard 148-horsepower 1.8L four-cylinder engine for the SE and SXT Calibers achieves 24 mpg city and 29 mpg highway, which should make the economy-minded happy. A 2.0L engine is optional on these styles, and boosts power to 158 horsepower. The R/T comes with a 2.4L inline four-cylinder, and is available in either front- or all-wheel drive. It also gets flashy exterior treatment, with 18-inch aluminum wheels, more brightwork, and front fog lights. A five-speed manual transmission is standard on the SE, SXT and R/T in front-wheel drive, while a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is standard on the R/T AWD and optional on SE, SXT, and R/T FWD models. The new SRT4, with a 285 horsepower turbocharged inline four-cylinder, puts its power to the front wheels through a six-speed Getrag manual gearbox. It rides on standard 19-inch wheels.

Power windows, locks, mirrors, and keyless remote are options for the Caliber SE and standard on the SXT, R/T, and SRT4. Audio upgrades include the Boston Acoustics nine-speaker system with two articulating speakers in the liftgate, an in-dash six-disc CD and MP3 player, and DVD-based navigation. The Chill Zone, an option on the SE but standard elsewhere, is an innovative four-bottle beverage chiller inside the glovebox.

All models but the SE have an air filtration system, leather interior package, and removable flashlight/lamp mounted in the rear headliner. The R/T gets standard performance steering and sport suspension, while the SXT has touring suspension and the SRT4 gets a highly tuned performance setup. Additionally, the SRT4 comes with electronic stability control and electric brake assist. Both the R/T and SRT4 come with standard four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes. Standard equipment and options for the R/T FWD and AWD editions are identical except for the number of wheels getting power, the CVT transaxle in the AWD model, and red seat inserts.

All 2008 Dodge Calibers come standard with advanced multistage front air bags, as well as supplemental side curtain air bags front and rear.


Model News

Now in its second year of production, Dodge's 2008 Caliber retains its low price and high mpg reputation, but also adds the oomph of the company's performance division with a new $22,435 SRT4 model, which features a 285-horsepower turbocharged 2.4L inline four and aggressive styling. The base model becomes the SE, and the SXT and R/T models get some additional standard features for 2008.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Dodge Caliber SE comes standard with a slew of air bags and a smattering of gadgets. Its $14,000 price point places it squarely in the middle of the entry-level market it's targeting, but with more style and available options than many of its rivals. Buyers who opt for higher horsepower, more speakers, and all-wheel drive can still spend less than $23,000.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 MPG

Cruising Range - City
326.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
394.40 mi

Engine Order Code
EBA

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
1.8L/110

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 5200

Trans Order Code
DD7

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.2 qts

EPA Classification
Mid-size

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
95.2 ft³

Front Head Room
39.8 in

Front Leg Room
41.8 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.2 in

Front Hip Room
52.2 in

Second Head Room
38.9 in

Second Leg Room
35.7 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.4 in

Second Hip Room
49.6 in

Wheelbase
103.7 in

Length, Overall
173.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
68.8 in

Height, Overall
60.4 in

Track Width, Front
59.8 in

Track Width, Rear
59.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
7.7 in

Liftover Height
27.6 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
18.5 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
48.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2879 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Front Tire Order Code
TPB

Rear Tire Order Code
TPB

Spare Tire Order Code
TBC

Front Tire Size
P205/70R15

Rear Tire Size
P205/70R15

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
15 x 6.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x 6.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.88

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.5 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.8 x 1.0 in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
9.0 x 1.38 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.6 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
Unlimited

Drivetrain Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Years
2

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

Emissions Miles/km
24,000

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

1.8L DOHC dual VVT 16-valve I4 engine

5-speed manual transmission

Front wheel drive

525 CCA maintenance-free battery

120-amp alternator

Independent suspension

P205/70R15 all-season BSW tires

15" x 6.0" steel wheels w/wheel covers

Compact spare tire

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes

Rear spoiler

Body-color grille

Body-color fascias

Solar control glass

Variable-intermittent windshield wipers

Rear window wiper/washer

Liftgate door w/fixed glass

Body-color liftgate applique

Cloth low-back front bucket seats

Rear 60/40 folding bench seat

Sliding armrest

Full-length floor console

Floor carpeting

Tilt steering column

Electroluminescent instrumentation w/satin silver bezel, 120 MPH speedometer

Tire pressure monitor warning lamp

Outside temp display in odometer

Pwr accessory delay

Sentry Key theft deterrent system

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (4) speakers

Fixed mast antenna

Rear seat heat ducts

Rear window defroster

Illuminated cupholders

Auxiliary 12V pwr outlet

Sliding sunvisors w/mirrors

Illumination-inc: front dome, cargo compartment

Bright interior accents

Satin silver shift knob bezel

Cargo compartment carpeting

Fold-flat load floor storage

Driver & front passenger "Next Generation" multi-stage airbags -inc: front passenger airbag occupancy sensor

Supplemental front/rear side-curtain airbags

Child protection rear door locks

Single low note horn

 
NATIONAL REGION
$0

 
CALIFORNIA REGION
$0

 
FLORIDA REGION
$0

 
NORTHEAST REGION
$0

 
SOUTHEAST/SOUTHWEST REGION
$0

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
50-STATES EMISSIONS
$0

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
EMISSION CONTROL WAIVER
$0

 
BORDER STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
1.8L DOHC DUAL VVT 16-VALVE I4 ENGINE
$0

 
2.0L DOHC DUAL VVT 16-VALVE I4 ENGINE
$150

 
5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
$0

 
CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSAXLE II
$1,000

 
23A SE CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
24A SE CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
P205/70R15 ALL-SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

 
P215/60R17 ALL-SEASON TOURING TIRES
$0

 
CLOTH LOW-BACK FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST PAINT
$150

 
AIR CONDITIONING BYPASS
$0

 
AIR CONDITIONING W/CHILL ZONE STORAGE
$1,050

 
15" X 6.0" STEEL WHEELS
$0

 
17" X 6.5" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP
$1,110

 
SE PLUS GROUP
$1,695

 
SE PLUS GROUP SAVINGS
$-900

 
SMOKERS GROUP
$30

 
AM/FM/MP3 STEREO W/6-DISC IN-DASH CD CHANGER
$320

 
ANTI-LOCK FRONT DISC/REAR DRUM BRAKES
$400

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$35

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$195

 
SUPPLEMENTAL FRONT SEAT SIDE AIRBAGS
$250

 
MOPAR BRIGHT GROUP
$0

 
MOPAR PROTECTION GROUP
$0

 
MOPAR REAR SEAT VIDEO SYSTEM
$0

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