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.
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.
At cruising speed, the Dodge Caliber SUV Crossover offers a smooth, comfortable ride.
Included features are more impressive than those offered by competing crossovers.
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.
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.
The CVT transmission suffers from design flaws that make the cabin noisy.
Safety performance doesn't impress, with just average ratings on overall and side crash tests.