2010 Dodge Caliber

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15 reviews
Available Price Range $4,455-$11,259 Trims5 Combined MPG 25-27 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2010 Dodge Caliber

Our Take

The Caliber, a five-seat, four-door hatchback, competes in a class that includes the Saturn Astra, Toyota Matrix and Volkswagen Rabbit. The Caliber comes in SE, SXT and R/T trim levels. The 2010 Do... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Marginal score in IIHS side-impact crash test
  • Rear visibility

Notable Features

  • Choice of four-cylinder engines
  • Manual or CVT
  • SRT4 dropped
  • 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine dropped


Our Expert Reviews

When I received word that I'd be test-driving a 2010 Dodge Caliber, I didn't get excited about it. The Caliber is like vanilla ice cream. It's good, and I like it and buy it regularly. However, I don't get excited over vanilla ice cream. Would spending a week in the Caliber change my initial lack of enthusiasm about this car? Yes and no.For 2010, the Caliber has a new interi... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

3.8 out of 5

Based on 15 reviews


by CovingtonGa from Covington, GA on May 1, 2010

I shopped for about three months for a vehicle that was economical and met a certain specific criteria along with the sense of feeling proud to drive as a middle aged male. I do get a lot of unsolicit... Read Full Review

5 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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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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