Product Reviews

Welcome to Consumer Reports.

We’re so glad to have you as a member. You now have access to benefits that can help you choose right, be safe and stay informed.

Dodge Caliber

Change Vehicle
Change Vehicle
2007-2012
2007 Redesign Year
Dodge Caliber 2012
This small four-door hatchback with a raised seating position similar to a small SUV's replaced the Dodge Neon. The engine is noisy, and fit and finish are sub par. Ride quality is sound but unexceptional and handling is lackluster, though ultimately secure. The continuously variable transmission works well, but both the 2.0-liter SXT and 2.4-liter AWD R/T we tested lacked punch. Fuel economy wasn't impressive either. The AWD model was dropped after 2008. A quick, but crude, 285-hp SRT4 was available through 2009. The final year for the Caliber was 2012.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2012 $4,150 - $6,025 $1,825 - $3,525
2011 $3,900 - $5,800 $1,600 - $3,275
2010 $4,100 - $5,425 $1,755 - $2,910
2009 $4,075 - $7,375 $1,705 - $4,710
2008 $3,950 - $6,200 $1,605 - $3,605
2007 $3,550 - $3,850 $1,275 - $1,525
2007-2012
2007 Redesign Year
Dodge Caliber 2012
This small four-door hatchback with a raised seating position similar to a small SUV's replaced the Dodge Neon. The engine is noisy, and fit and finish are sub par. Ride quality is sound but unexceptional and handling is lackluster, though ultimately secure. The continuously variable transmission works well, but both the 2.0-liter SXT and 2.4-liter AWD R/T we tested lacked punch. Fuel economy wasn't impressive either. The AWD model was dropped after 2008. A quick, but crude, 285-hp SRT4 was available through 2009. The final year for the Caliber was 2012.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2012 $4,150 - $6,025 $1,825 - $3,525
2011 $3,900 - $5,800 $1,600 - $3,275
2010 $4,100 - $5,425 $1,755 - $2,910
2009 $4,075 - $7,375 $1,705 - $4,710
2008 $3,950 - $6,200 $1,605 - $3,605
2007 $3,550 - $3,850 $1,275 - $1,525