2012 Dodge Caliber Consumer Reviews

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2012 Dodge Caliber
4.3
Average based on 17 reviews
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My new Caliber

by from Pueblo, CO on February 12, 2012

I am very happy with my car. I can not say what the reliability is as of yet, but I will give it the benefit of the doubt. I liked the fact that this car is small, but not small enough to give up comf...
I am very happy with my car. I can not say what the reliability is as of yet, but I will give it the benefit of the doubt. I liked the fact that this car is small, but not small enough to give up comfort. I can manuver in and out of parking lots without issues. I have two kids, and one in a car seat and they love this car. I love having a hatchback in a family car that offers room for a variety of baggage. I average 25 miles a gal in the city. I wish I had looked into more upgrade features, though.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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great car

by from on February 4, 2012

its a great car, very comfy looks small but roomy inside! it drives very smooth. and has plenty of storage room.
its a great car, very comfy looks small but roomy inside! it drives very smooth. and has plenty of storage room.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Best way to save money

by from Auburn Hills, MI on July 24, 2012

Michigan - The best way to save for a car you will keep for years is to buy one of the last models on the lot. I bought a top of the line Dodge Caliber and after financing (60months)still paid well be...
Michigan - The best way to save for a car you will keep for years is to buy one of the last models on the lot. I bought a top of the line Dodge Caliber and after financing (60months)still paid well below sticker. The Caliber itself is proven reliability with low cost repair bill for the long term; also, the upgrades in 17 inch wheels and traction control will help in the snow; however, the car is heavy and the 4 cyclinder doesn't even the performance of my previous small cars (PT Cruiser, ZX3 Focus)
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Sad to see it go...

by from Newark, OH on January 17, 2013

I love the Caliber. I bought a 2007 for my wife last year. It had 75k miles on it. We had no issues with it. Normal routine maintenance like oil change and tire rotation. Ran peppy and sporty look. De...
I love the Caliber. I bought a 2007 for my wife last year. It had 75k miles on it. We had no issues with it. Normal routine maintenance like oil change and tire rotation. Ran peppy and sporty look. Decided to sell my Dakota and buy a 2012 for myself. No regrets. The 3 stars on interior is from my own adjustment to getting in and out of a vehicle that sits lower to the ground. Not really the cars fault. Sadly this is the last year for the Caliber as Dodge is discontinuing it, I believe in order to promote sales of the new Dart. Hopefully they will bring it back in a couple of years.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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2012 Dodge Caliber

by from Knoxville, TN on August 8, 2013

We have been very pleased with this car. We were a little apprehensive after reading reviews about performance, noise, etc., but after purchasing and driving for over a month, including a long road tr...
We have been very pleased with this car. We were a little apprehensive after reading reviews about performance, noise, etc., but after purchasing and driving for over a month, including a long road trip, we are very satisfied with our purchase. Highway mileage is consistently over 30 mpg. Performance is equal or greater than any other 4 cylinder vehicle we have owned. Very roomy, comfortable interior. The only disappointment is that the bluetooth is not compatible with our cell provider. It would seem that Dodge messed up here and it would be nice to have this feature.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Very Good Car

by from Warner Robins, GA on April 2, 2012

I like the styling. Why do they call it a hatchback. Do they call all other SUV's hatchbacks? In my opinion it is just a small type SUV. Looks is great. However, the interior styling and material leav...
I like the styling. Why do they call it a hatchback. Do they call all other SUV's hatchbacks? In my opinion it is just a small type SUV. Looks is great. However, the interior styling and material leaves a lot to be desired. Dodge should not be so cheap and put quality material in a vehicle priced as high as this one. Overall I am very satisfied with the Caliber. Suggest they start putting the model on the rear tailgate such as SXT, etc. Also should replace the long whip antennae with the small rubber type antennae. Gas mileage is not coming out as advertised. Lucky to get 20 mpg in town. Have not been on Interstate yet. I am satisfied with the vehicle overall.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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love my 2012 dodge caliber

by from North Carolina on May 24, 2016

My 2012 caliber is the first dodge I have ever owned. It is a 4cy. It takes a little time for the speed to get up but once its up, it goes pretty good. I get good gas milage. Love the sporty look. ...
My 2012 caliber is the first dodge I have ever owned. It is a 4cy. It takes a little time for the speed to get up but once its up, it goes pretty good. I get good gas milage. Love the sporty look. The ONLY CONS I have found with my car is that I wish it had radio controls on the steering wheel.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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Like the Car

by from Toroonto, ON on January 8, 2013

I have read a lot of negative reviews about the Caliber, but I love the car. Recently bought this car used, and everyone seems to like the way the car looks. I am happy with the car.
I have read a lot of negative reviews about the Caliber, but I love the car. Recently bought this car used, and everyone seems to like the way the car looks. I am happy with the car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Love my new Caliber

by from Strasburg, Va on June 7, 2012

Really like the design. Interior is nice, seems made well. The transmission is super smooth. Only thing it's lacking is better has millage. It's a 12 gallon tank and I only get 280 miles. That's rough...
Really like the design. Interior is nice, seems made well. The transmission is super smooth. Only thing it's lacking is better has millage. It's a 12 gallon tank and I only get 280 miles. That's roughly 24mpg. Not that it's awful but I was going to get a little better. I have put one thousand miles on my brand new cart in 6.days. Im a commuter.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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by from Central Illinois on April 2, 2012

Great looks from the outside, however while driving at night you sit very low to the ground and large vehicles can cause uneasy driving. Headlights directly in rear view. Not much performance but fuel...
Great looks from the outside, however while driving at night you sit very low to the ground and large vehicles can cause uneasy driving. Headlights directly in rear view. Not much performance but fuel savings was the trade off.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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