The Dodge Caliber is produced by the Dodge brand owned by Chrysler. This compact car has some unique features and an appealing appearance. It has, however, been criticized for its overall performance. The Caliber has an unusual and distinctive design, which is characteristic of most Dodge products. This car has had some international appeal and is sold in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Australia.
The Caliber has a 13.6 gallon fuel tank and is rated 23 to 24 mpg city and 27 to 32 mpg highway, depending on the trim level. This vehicle has a four-door design and can seat five people. Depending on the trim level, the Dodge Caliber has either a 2.0-liter or 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and is capable of producing either 158 or 172 horsepower. The maximum towing capacity is 1500 pounds. The Dodge Caliber is currently assembled in Belvidere, Illinois and Carabobo, Venezuela.
The Dodge Caliber was originally designed to be a replacement for the Dodge Neon, although it has a very different design. This car was introduced to the public at the 2006 North American International Auto Show. It quickly became known as one of Dodge's most affordable cars. During this first generation, the Caliber has had some minor design changes, while gradually adding more features. Although the 2011 Caliber is still part of the first generation, a second-generation Dodge Caliber is expected to appear in 2013.
The Dodge Caliber is a front-wheel drive vehicle with either a five-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic transmission. There are five trim levels for the 2011 Caliber; the Express, Heat, Mainstreet, Uptown, and Rush. The Caliber Express is the entry-level model, and it comes equipped with heated exterior mirrors, keyless entry, as well as other features. The prices on the mid-range Heat and Mainstreet trims are similar with the Mainstreet costing just a little more. The high-end Rush and Uptown cost the same. A buyer's main choice when choosing between the trims is preferred transmission. The Express, Heat, and Rush have manual transmission, while the Mainstreet and Uptown have variable automatic.
This car has achieved some recognition. In 2007, it was a contender for Motor Trend's Car of the Year" award. IntelliChoice named the 2010 Dodge Caliber Mainstreet the "Best Overall Value" winner. This Dodge product fuel-efficiency and eye-catching design have won it popularity.
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