Used 2012 Dodge Caliber SUV Crossover Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons of the 2012 Dodge Caliber SUV Crossover

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 Pros The Dodge Caliber SUV Crossover has an attractive minimum invoice price, just $16,944, bringing new buyers into this class from the compact car market.

 Pros Fuel efficiency is satisfactory for a car of this size, if you opt for the base 2.0 liter I-4 engine with manual. You can expect 24 miles per gallon in the city, and 32 on the highway.

 Pros At cruising speed, the Dodge Caliber SUV Crossover offers a smooth, comfortable ride.

 Pros Included features are more impressive than those offered by competing crossovers.

 Cons The Dodge Caliber SUV Crossover is significantly heavier than the competition at 3,012 pounds, which means acceleration suffers. Go to 0-60 in 8.2 seconds - more slowly than others crossovers.

 Cons If you don't want a manual transmission, your automatic option is the CVT (continuously variable transmission). This version reduces gas mileage to a paltry 23 mpg city and 27 highway.

 Cons The CVT transmission suffers from design flaws that make the cabin noisy.

 Cons Safety performance doesn't impress, with just average ratings on overall and side crash tests.