The first prototype of the future Dodge Caliber was shown at the auto show in Geneva in 2005 and in 2006 began its full-scale production. During the development of the car experts have tried to make it the most versatile and meets the expectations of European customers – a small hatchback with a considerable ground clearance and all-wheel drive performance opportunity could easily compete with both classical hatchbacks and crossovers popular.
Models & Prices Dodge Caliber.
|2.0 L SXT P1||$21,100||2.0 petrol (156 hp)||CVT||front|
The Dodge Caliber is based on a common platform with the Mitsubishi Lancer and Dodge/Chrysler Neon. Overall length of the car is 4415 mm, width – 1800 mm, height – 1535 mm. Minimum ground clearance is 203 mm, the wheelbase – 1635 mm, the angles of entry/exit – 18 and 25 degrees, respectively. The luggage compartment Caliber, depending on the position of the rear seats and the measurement method may vary from 296 to 1013 liters. Against the background of European and Asian rivals, outwardly Dodge Caliber certainly looks original and unique. Forms headlamps, false radiator grille and bonnet large and coarse. Rising side windows and sloping roof line to limit the height of the rear windows, making hatchback seems more massive than it is, really. The front and rear overhangs, long enough for a car with such a large clearance (or potentially terrain), which negates this advantage. The lack of elegance in the form of a car does not make him or imposing heavy – the front and the rear hatch looks powerful, and dynamic profile and did even in statics. “Not spared the ax” and salon Dodge Caliber. Rough and flat “chopped” shapes someone will seem original and fresh, from the competition, and someone may well recall a budget clearance cars, such as the Dacia Logan. Door cards feature an even more diverse and intricate than the center console and instrument panel. Rectangles airflow vents and body recorder, following scales of devices, climate controls and speakers so trapezoid steering wheel – here, perhaps, and all forms – of a cowboy, but not in European unpretentious. The motor has 16 valves and is equipped with sequential electronic fuel injection. The power unit complies with the environmental requirements of Euro-4. The standard version of the car transmission – stepless variator transmitting time on the front axle. The list of standard equipment Dodge Caliber in a single package includes 17-inch alloy wheels, climate control, active front head restraints, on-board information center, pillows and curtain airbags, immobilizer, cruise control, multifunction steering wheel buttons control the radio and the elements of the skin interior trim. In addition, in the base car has a sound system, adjustable steering column tilt, full-time alarm system, emergency brake assist, electronic system of exchange rate stability, ABS, fog lights, central locking, and others. The cost of the Dodge Caliber starts at $21,100. Packages may include optional equipment heated seats, control system air pressure in the tires, electric sunroof, 18-inch alloy wheels, audio system premium leather trim, and others. Due to the fact that potential buyers may see the Dodge Caliber and the car all terrain and capacity, and as a normal classic hatchback, among its competitors and classmates may be noted Nissan Qashqai, Volkswagen Tiguan, Skoda Yeti, SsangYong Korando, Peugeot 3008, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus and Opel Astra.