Dodge Caliber

2009 Dodge Caliber

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  • (4.0) 26 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,191$10,823
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 23-27
  • Engine: 172-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 2-speed CVT w/OD and auto-manual
2009 Dodge Caliber

Our Take on the 2009 Dodge Caliber

The Caliber, a five-seat, four-door hatchback, competes in a class that includes the Saturn Astra, Toyota Matrix and Volkswagen Rabbit. The Caliber has a high-performance SRT4 model, as well as SE, SXT and R/T trim levels.The 2009 Dodge Caliber has eliminated its all-wheel-drive option and added ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Marginal score in IIHS side-impact crash test
  • Cabin quality
  • Steering feel (SRT4)
  • Rear visibility

Notable Features

  • Choice of four-cylinders
  • Manual or CVT
  • Turbo engine (SRT4)
  • All-wheel drive no longer available

2009 Dodge Caliber Reviews Expert Reviews

The Dodge Caliber is part SUV, part station wagon and, in Dodge's words, part baby Magnum.Dodge refers to the Caliber as a sport tourer rather than a crossover utility vehicle, which is a more accurate description. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional.Power comes from a family of aluminum four-cylinder engines developed jointly by DaimlerChrysler, Hyundai and Mitsu... Read full review for the 2009 Dodge Caliber

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The Dodge that no one Knows

by Life Long Car Enthusiast from Baltimore MD on September 5, 2009

I have the SRT4 version of this car.. This car is in the same class as the MazdaSpeed3, the Cobolt SS, Civic Si and such, I researched them all for months before coming to the conclusion that you get ... Read Full Review

4 Trim Levels Available

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Our 2009 Dodge Caliber trim comparison will help you decide.

2009 Dodge Caliber Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2009 Dodge Caliber.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Warranty Coverage



Roadside Assistance Coverage


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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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