2011 Dodge Caliber

  • 2011 Dodge Caliber Express Wagon
    • MAX MPG
      27
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      158/141
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $17,380
  • 2011 Dodge Caliber Heat Wagon
    • MAX MPG
      27
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      158/141
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $18,585
  • 2011 Dodge Caliber Mainstreet Wagon
    • MAX MPG
      27
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      158/141
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $18,620
  • 2011 Dodge Caliber Rush Wagon
    • MAX MPG
      27
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      172/165
    • ENGINE
      2.4L I4
    • MSRP
      $20,585
  • 2011 Dodge Caliber Uptown Wagon
    • MAX MPG
      27
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      158/141
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $20,585
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2011 Dodge Caliber Review

Fuel-efficient ride.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 2011 Dodge Caliber is a vehicle with presence, and it performs with as much style as its looks portray. For its overall appearance, the 2011 Dodge Caliber falls between a crossover Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) and a hatchback.

The Range

Body Styles: compact four-door hatchback
Engines: 2.0-liter four-cylinder; 2.4-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission (CVT), manually controlled CVT
Models: Caliber Express Wagon, Caliber Heat Wagon, Caliber Mainstreet Wagon, Caliber Rush Wagon, Caliber Uptown Wagon

What's New

The 2011 Dodge Caliber is a more stable vehicle than its predecessor. It comes with standard stability control for all the trims. On the comfort front, the vehicle now comes fitted with a built-in cooler for beverages and dual flip down speakers. There are more color options on this version, and the vehicle comes fitted with great functionality for radio and music lovers.

Exterior

The 2011 Dodge Caliber is a four-door hatchback with remote power door locks and power mirrors. It sports a severe-striped mesh front fender with large, squared off halogen lamps that give it a no-nonsense look. It sits firmly on the ground with 7.7 inches of ground clearance, 173.8 inches long, 68.8 inches wide, 60.4 inches tall, and sitting on a 103.7-inch wheel base.

Interior

The 2011 Dodge Caliber has comfort additions in its interior, including cup holders for both driver and passenger in the front and for passengers in the rear. It comes with a leather-wrapped steering wheel with built in audio controls. Leather upholstery is optional. The 2011 Dodge Caliber also has heated seats and all trims have 60/40 split folding rear seats. With all seats in place, the car boasts 18.4 cubic feet cargo space, and a maximum cargo capacity of 47.4 cubic feet.

The Caliber’s interior lighting is quite friendly. A light in the cargo compartment giving ample lighting. The vehicle also features a Sirius® Satellite Radio, CD and MP3 playback, and auxiliary audio and MP3 input.

Performance & Handling

The 2011 Dodge Caliber Wagon comes with a two-liter, four-cylinder engine with 16 valves, and 158-hp running at 6400 rpm engine. The 2011 Dodge Caliber Rush Wagon has a 2.4-liter, 172-hp, four-cylinder engine. It's equipped with a front-wheel drive with a five-speed manual transmission. The MacPherson strut front suspension makes the Dodge Wagon a fairly stable vehicle on the road, especially since it is coupled with multi-link rear suspension technology. It also sports a front and rear stabilizer bar.

Safety

The 2011 Dodge Caliber, like most Dodge vehicles, is built with special attention given to the safety of the passengers in the event of a crash. There are air bags for the front and rear seat occupants.

The adjustable headrests ensure that the passenger and driver are protected from whiplash in the event of an accident. The 2011 Dodge Caliber is also fitted with a height adjustable steering wheel. The 2011 Dodge Caliber engine immobilizer goes to work when the vehicle senses the need to stop, and the driver is not in control.

For your child’s safety, the rear doors are fitted with child-lock safety feature. The Caliber also comes with a low pressure tire gauge that ensures you never drive on a flat.

EPA Fuel Economy

Caliber: 24/32 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Sirius® Satellite Radio
  • CD and MP3 playback in stereo
  • Auxiliary audio input and MP3 input

You Won't Like

  • Sluggish performance

Sum Up

Fuel-efficient ride.

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