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2007 Dodge Caliber

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The Chrysler Group is letting out some more details about the 2007 Dodge Caliber its plans to have ready for showrooms by the middle of 2006.

Eric Ridenour, the Chrysler Group’s executive vice president of product development and chief operating officer-designate, said the new Caliber will feature a continuously-variable transmission and all-wheel drive, as well as the new four-cylinder global engine that was designed jointly by Chrysler, Mitsubishi, and Hyundai. Tests aren’t anywhere near complete yet but the combination of the CVT and new engine should raise fuel economy by 8-10 percent over the fuel economy of the Neon, the Chrysler group’s current offering in the small-car segment.

The Caliber will come only in a two-box bodystyle that borrows design elements from sport-utility vehicles, the larger Dodge Magnum, and the hatchbacks of the 1970s and 1980s. Chrysler has no plans for a three-box sedan model, Ridenour said during a briefing on the powertrain for the next-generation small cars.

 

“The idea is for something a little more aggressive in the marketplace with those proportions,” he said. “It’s very, very impressive the way it has stood out at auto shows. That’s what we’re trying to do with our cars. We make sure they catch your eye,” he said.

ECT, AWD, and CVT

 

The all-wheel-drive unit slated for the Caliber will be the first with an electronic control split for front and rear torque. Under normal condition, the split is biased towards the front wheels for better on road handling and shifts to the rear wheels as needed, Ridenour said. “It’s an all-electronic system, so that way you get good fuel economy,” he added.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
2011 Dodge Caliber 4-Door HB Express

I will never recommend this car

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I bought it brand new in 2011.but 3 years later it started giving me issues.from clutch problems to electric issues etc.I'm only driving it to work.less than 100000 km but as sick as an old old car.i'm so... + More »
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Sunday, March 22, 2015
For 2011 Dodge Caliber

Spacious for a large family

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Had it for only 4 years but giving me so many problems.noise on the road,gearbox issues, clutches etc...
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Saturday, August 15, 2015
2008 Dodge Caliber 4-Door HB SXT FWD

Good car - Until you hit 60,000 km

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I bought a used 2008 Dodge Caliber about 4 years ago. When I bought it, I loved it. It was the perfect car for me. The Caliber has a good amount of space and its a good little car if you're not looking into... + More »
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