The Volkswagen Golf, new for 2010, offers three- and five-door versatility, an interior whose quality belies a base price below $17,000, and solid European handling-not to mention a clean-diesel option rated at 42 mpg highway.
Starting at just $13,300, the funky Kia Soul, also new for 2010, is a great value for money, with tons of standard features, excellent safety equipment, and a spacious interior.
The sporty Mazda3, new for 2009, offers the handling and performance credentials the Caliber only pretends to have.
And the Subaru Impreza, also new in 2009, offers five-door hatchback and four-door sedan models that come standard with all-wheel drive.
Any of these vehicles is likely a more appealing choice than the aging Caliber.
|2010 Dodge CaliberBrowse Used Listings||2010 Kia SoulBrowse Used Listings||2010 Mazda MAZDA3Browse Used Listings||2010 Subaru ImprezaBrowse Used Listings||2010 Volkswagen GolfBrowse Used Listings|
|23 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas Flat 4-Cyl||Gas I5|
|Mid-size||Small Station Wagon||Compact||Sub-Compact||Compact|
|4dr HB Express||5dr Wagon Man||4dr Sedan Man i SV||4dr Man 2.5i||2dr HB Man|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Hatchback||5dr Wgn||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||2 Door HB|
|Manual||Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual||Manual w/OD|