The 2009 Dodge Caliber combines five-star safety ratings, value, bold styling and many clever interior innovations in one of the world’s most competitive segments. Dodge Caliber appeals to up-and-coming buyers around the world who want a compact car that stands out from the crowd and gives them the flexibility to do more in terms of seating friends and storing gear. Caliber gives them Dodge attitude packaged with the versatility of a sport-utility vehicle (SUV) and the affordability and fuel efficiency of a compact car.
Three World Engine offerings (1.8-, 2.0- and 2.4-liter) provide class-leading horsepower (148, 158 and 172, respectively), as well as excellent fuel efficiency. For 2009, Dodge Caliber is available in a front-wheel-drive configuration on the SE, SXT and R/T models.
The 2009 Dodge Caliber earned the U.S. government’s highest five-star frontal crash test rating for both the driver and front passenger, thanks to the vehicle’s solid, high-strength steel structure and more than 25 advanced safety and security features, including standard advanced multi-stage driver and front passenger air bags, standard side-curtain air bags and a standard driver’s side inflatable knee blocker. In addition, 40 percent of Dodge Caliber’s body structure, when measured by body mass, is constructed of high-strength, ultra-high-strength and hot-stamped steel, which reduce weight and provide excellent impact performance.
In addition to its bold design, five-star crash rating and fuel-efficient powertrain options, the 2009 Dodge Caliber is chock full of interior features rarely found on entry-level compact vehicles. An available MusicGate PowerTM Sound Group, which includes two articulating speakers packaged in the liftgate that swing down to face rearward for tailgating and other activities, is now standard on SXT Sport & R/T models.
New for 2009, uconnect tunes and uconnect gps are now available. uconnect tunes includes a 30-gigabyte hard drive for storing as many as 6,700 compressed MP3, AAC or WMA format songs and JPEG photos onto the hard drive. In addition, movies can be displayed on the screen for entertaining passengers when the vehicle is in Park. uconnect gps combines the features of uconnect phone and uconnect tunes with navigation and real-time traffic. The system includes an integrated voice recognition system and touch screen for easy operation.
An Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) is now standard on the SXT model.
To reduce noise, the 2009 Dodge Caliber’s engine compartment and interior floor have added insulation, and tuning improvements have been made to the engine exhaust for a quieter ride.