Used Dodge Caliber (2006 - 2009) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 21 Feb 2011
2.5
The Caliber is a tough-looking hatchback that certainly stands out. It's described as a 'crossover' which means it supposedly combines the practicality and styling of an off-roader with the road-holding of a family hatch.

Dodge Caliber (06-09)
Bold styling, practical touches, decent boot, VW-sourced diesel engine
Cheap and naff looking interior, poor handling, lacks refinement

New price range:

£12,335 - £16,845

Used price range:

£547 - £2,080

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

2.5 out of 5

The Caliber is a tough-looking hatchback that certainly stands out. It's described as a 'crossover' which means it supposedly combines the practicality and styling of an off-roader with the road-holding of a family hatch. In reality this doesn't quite work. Although the Caliber is spacious and reasonably well-equipped, the interior has a distinctly budget look, it's poor to drive and doesn't feel especially well built.

The one strong point is the diesel engine - although this is actually sourced from Volkswagen -aside from that there's little else to recommend the Dodge.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

2.5 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

2.5 out of 5

Comfort

2.5 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

2 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

2.5 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

1.5 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Decent amount of room inside with a big boot. Lots of space in glove boxes, and has a fridge.  

4 out of 5

Ryan Bradford ,   19 Nov 2015    ... read more

 The large boot and easy to fold seats is a very big plus on this vehicle. But even with the seats in place the boot is big enough for 4 medium suit cases. Head room in the back is fantastic for even...  

3 out of 5

Thomas Skevington ,   25 Mar 2014    ... read more

 Excellent driving position, & very good small turning circle  

5 out of 5

Gerald Bearman ,   27 Feb 2010    ... read more

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