The Dodge Caliber is a front-engine, front-wheel drive five-door compact hatchback manufactured and marketed by Chrysler's Dodge division from model years 2007 to 2012.
== Background and Identification == The Dodge Caliber is a front-engine, front-wheel-drive five-door compact hatchback automobile produced by Chrysler’s Dodge division. The Dodge Caliber was produced between 2006 and 2011 for the 2007 through 2012 model years. The Dodge Caliber replaced the Dodge Neon and Chrysler PT Cruiser. The Dodge Caliber was offered with either a five-speed manual, six-speed manual, or continuously variable transmission (CVT). It was sold with either a 1.8-, 2.0-, or 2.4-liter gasoline engine, a 2.0-liter Turbodiesel, or a 2.4-liter Turbo gasoline engine. The Dodge Caliber received an overall ''Good'' score in frontal crash testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Dodge Caliber came standard with side curtain airbags, and torso side airbags were optional. At the Caliber’s launch in March 2006, three models were available. A fourth model was made available in mid-2006. The base SE model includes a body-colored grille surround, while that of all other models is chromed. The SXT model was sold with the same engine options as the SE but included air conditioning, a tachometer, and an optional trip computer. The SXT Sport Wagon model featured aluminum wheels, color-keyed cloth seat inserts, fog lamps, and color-matched instrument panel trim. The R/T model includes a CVT2 transmission with a programmed ‘AutoStick’ feature that gives six simulated fixed ratios in a clutchless manual mode. The SRT4 model, which was only available through 2009, includes a turbocharged engine. == Technical Specifications == '''Overview:''' * Manufacturer ** DaimlerChrysler (2007) ** Chrysler LLC (2007-2009) ** Chrysler Group LLC (2009-2012) * Production: March 2006 – 23 November 2011 * Model years: 2007–2012 '''Body and chassis:''' * Class: Small car * Body style: 5-door hatchback * Layout: Front-engine, front-wheel-drive / all-wheel drive * Platform: Chrysler PM/MK platform '''Powertrain:''' * Engine: ** 1.8 L ''World'' I4 (gasoline) ** 2.0 L ''World'' I4 (gasoline) ** 2.0 L ''VW'' I4 (TURBO diesel) ** 2.4 L ''World'' I4 (gasoline) ** 2.4 L ''World'' I4 (TURBO gasoline) * Transmission: ** 5-speed ''Magna T355'' manual ** 6-speed ''Aisin BG6'' manual ** 6-speed ''Getrag DMT6'' manual ** CVT ''Jatco JF011E'' automatic '''Dimensions:''' * Wheelbase: 103.7 in (2,635 mm) * Length: 173.8 in (4,415 mm) * Width: 68.8 in (1,748 mm) * Height: 60.4 in (1,534 mm), SRT-4: 59.7 in (1,516 mm) * Curb weight: 3,052 lb (1,384 kg) == Additional Information == * Wikipedia: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_Caliber|Dodge Caliber] * Consumer Reports: [https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/dodge/caliber/|Dodge Caliber] * [https://www.cars.com/research/dodge-caliber/|Dodge Caliber Models, Generations, and Redesigns]