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2009 Dodge Caliber

2009 Toyota Matrix

  2009 Dodge Caliber SE 2009 Toyota Matrix
MSRP
$16,460
$16,290
Invoice $15,498 $15,229
MPG
City/Highway
19/30 20/32
Rating
7.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The Caliber has a very practical layout and truly innovative features to get excited about, but it's lacking in driving enjoyment or refinement—even compared to its low-priced competition. Read Full Review Can't make up your mind between coupe, sedan, or SUV? The versatile, economical, and safe 2009 Toyota Matrix might be the solution. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Roomy interior with impressive flexibility
  • Good seats
  • Awesome, innovative options

Dislikes:

  • Tepid acceleration in SE and SXT
  • Engine noise with CVT automatic
  • Subpar interior materials
  • Sharp edges of center stack

Likes:

  • Smooth ride for a small car
  • Good fuel economy with 1.8-liter engine
  • Interior space

Dislikes:

  • Rearward visibility can be difficult
  • Cargo area is rather small with backseats up
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