2009 Dodge Caliber  -  $17,090


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $17,090
Base Invoice: $16,128
Destination Charge: $630
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr HB SE
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 27 | City: 24 | Hwy: 30
Body Style: 4dr HB SE
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission (REQ: EBA Engine)
Engine: 1.8L DOHC dual VVT 16-valve I4 engine

Pros

Comfortable interior; smooth ride; innovative, unrivaled features; R/T model's sporty, well balanced feel


Model News

The Dodge Caliber lineup is mostly carried over from 2008, although standard equipment has been increased, option packages have been revised and there have been a few minor appearance changes. The MusicGate Power Sound package is now standard on the SXT Sport, and anti-lock brakes are now standard on the SXT. Floor mats have been made standard on the SXT and R/T, while Sirius Satellite Radio and a reconfigurable trip computer are newly standard on the SRT4.

All-wheel-drive models have been discontinued for 2009, so all Calibers now have front-wheel drive. All Calibers get more sound insulation to keep out engine and exhaust noise.

For all Calibers, new Dodge badging has been added, while SXT models get body-color door handles. Also in the color palette, Light Khaki Metallic and Steel Blue Metallic Clear Coats have been replaced by Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat and Light Sandstone Metallic Clear Coat.


Value Writeup

The Caliber is Dodge's small-car line and is offered only in one body style, as a tall five-door hatchback. Caliber SE models with the five-speed manual transmission are estimated to achieve 30 mpg on the highway. The Caliber is offered at a very competitive price and stands out for its versatile interior and for the wide range of innovative features that are offered, such as the MusicGate tailgate speaker system, Chill Zone beverage storage and rechargeable flashlight. And for those who require more performance, the SRT4 has the hard-edged driving experience of a tuner car.


Model Highlights

The Caliber remains offered only as a five-door hatchback but comes with four different trim levels and four different corresponding engines. The base SE and SXT come with a 148-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine but can be ordered with a 158-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The sportier R/T gets a 172-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. All Calibers are front-wheel-drive. All three are paired with a five-speed manual transmission or optional continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The R/T model and the SXT model with the Sport Package include an AutoStick feature for the available CVT automatic, which simulates six gears for more enthusiastic driving.

The Caliber SRT4 performance model has a completely different character than the other models, with a peaky 285-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission with short-throw shifter. The SRT4 is capable of dashing to 60 mph in around six seconds and to a top speed of 155 mph. With its upgraded brakes it can haul down from 60 mph in less than 125 feet. Along with various more aggressive styling cues and a more raucous exhaust, a reconfigurable "Performance Pages" trip computer is standard on the SRT4.

In SE, SXT or R/T form, the Caliber has good performance compared to other small cars in this class--especially when equipped with the R/T's 2.4-liter engine, which provides a little extra power but doesn't sacrifice much in the way of economy.

Interior features are the Caliber's strength. Base SE Calibers come quite simply equipped, but SXT models load on a wide range of popular features, such as alloy wheels, anti-lock brakes, power windows, air conditioning and cruise control--for a price that's only slightly higher than the SE. SXT models also bring the Chill Zone beverage cooler, a rechargeable flashlight system and AC household-type power outlets. Then R/T models, in addition to sportier cues like fog lamps, a sport suspension, and chrome and blackout trim, add Boston Acoustic speakers and a subwoofer, heated front seats and other extras.

In either SXT or R/T trim, the Caliber can be loaded with options that aren't usually available on a mid-size sedan, let alone a small hatchback. Examples include the MusicGate tailgate speaker system and Chrysler's UConnect connectivity suite. The system has been expanded for 2009 to include UConnect tunes, which utilizes a 30-gigabyte hard-drive system for music, photos, or movies, and UConnect GPS, which combines those features with calling capability, navigation features, and real-time traffic functions. It's all controlled through a voice-command system or touch-screen. Chrysler's UConnect Web internet service is also offered as a dealer-installed accessory.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 MPG

Cruising Range - City
326.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
27 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
408.00 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

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
95.2 ft³

Front Head Room
40.0 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
2847 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
5

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

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

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V528000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 07, 2008

Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

Potential Number of Units Affected
712

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 712 MY 2009 SEBRING, DODGE CALIBER, AVENGER, JOURNEY, JEEP PATRIOT, AND COMPASS VEHICLES. A NEW ADHESIVE USED IN THE POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) MANUFACTURING PROCESS CAN CAUSE THE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD TO BREAK.

Consequence
THIS CAN CAUSE THE ENGINE TO STALL AND CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PCM FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER RECALL NO. H33. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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 (REQ: EBA Engine)

Front wheel drive

525 CCA maintenance-free battery

120-amp alternator

Independent suspension

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes

15" x 6.0" steel wheels

P205/70R15 all-season BSW tires

15" wheel covers

Compact spare tire

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

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: audio input jack

(4) speakers

Fixed mast antenna

Cloth low-back front bucket seats

Rear 60/40 folding bench seat

Sliding armrest

Full-length floor console

Floor carpeting

Front & rear floor mats

Tilt steering column

Electroluminescent instrumentation cluster

Cluster bezel w/bright rings

Satin silver I/P bezel

120-MPH speedometer

Outside temp display in odometer

Pwr accessory delay

Sentry Key theft deterrent system

Rear seat heat ducts

Rear window defroster

Illuminated cupholders

Auxiliary 12V pwr outlet

Sliding sunvisors w/mirrors

Front dome lamp

Cargo compartment lamp

Bright interior accents

Satin silver shift knob bezel

Cargo compartment carpeting

Fold-flat load floor storage

Driver & front passenger multi-stage airbags -inc: front passenger occupant sensor

Supplemental front & rear side-curtain airbags

Tire pressure monitor warning lamp

Child protection rear door locks

Single low note horn

 
NATIONAL REGION
$0

 
CALIFORNIA REGION
$0

 
FLORIDA REGION
$0

 
NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK REGION
$0

 
NORTHEAST REGION
$0

 
NEW MEXICO/TEXAS REGION
$0

 
SOUTHEAST/SOUTHWEST REGION
$0

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
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

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST PAINT
$0

 
BRIGHT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BRILLIANT BLACK PEARL
$0

 
DEEP WATER BLUE PEARL
$225

 
INFERNO RED CRYSTAL PEARL
$225

 
LIGHT SANDSTONE METALLIC
$0

 
STONE WHITE
$0

 
SUNBURST ORANGE PEARL
$0

 
SURF BLUE PEARL
$0

 
DARK SLATE GRAY, CLOTH LOW-BACK FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
PASTEL PEBBLE BEIGE, CLOTH LOW-BACK FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
AIR CONDITIONING BYPASS
$0

 
AIR CONDITIONING W/CHILL ZONE STORAGE
$1,050

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$35

 
AM/FM STEREO W/6-DISC DVD/CD/MP3 PLAYER
$350

 
MOPAR UCONNECT WEB
$0

 
SMOKERS GROUP
$30

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