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2012 Dodge Caliber Hatchback

Price Range: $17,380 - $21,280 | 22 MPG City - 27 MPG Highway

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2012 Dodge Caliber Hatchback

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Dodge Caliber Hatchback

The 2012 Dodge Caliber is squarely in the small car category, offered as a 5-door hatchback. With bold styling and a new trim lineup, the Caliber combines a sporty coupe-like profile with the functionality of a larger wagon or small SUV, the fuel economy of a small car, the Caliber appeals to buyers who might consider the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla or Chevrolet Cruze.

What's new for 2012?

The Caliber's lineup has been revised again and the trims are now known as SE, SXT and SXT Plus, but the relative equipment remains similar to 2011, but with a few changes. Mango Tango Pearl paint is no longer available, and Redline has been added. The SXT, or the 'Heat' as it was once known, no longer offers a manual transmission and now comes with 17-inch wheels as standard equipment and the SXT Plus gets 18-inch wheels.

Model Strengths

  • Flexible 5-door configuration
  • advanced technology features
  • good performance
  • fuel efficiency

Model Review

The 2012 Dodge Caliber hatchback comes with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that makes 158 horsepower. It's connected to either a 5-speed manual gearbox or an optional continuously-variable transmission (CVT).

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Opt

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Opt

Security

Anti-theft System Std
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4dr HB SXT

Engine

Engine Type 2.0L Gas I4
Horsepower 158 @ 6400 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 141 @ 5000 RPM
Optional Engines ,

Fuel

Fuel Capacity 13.6 gal
Fuel Economy 23 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 367.2 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD

Wheels

Rims 17 x 6.5 in.
Tires P215/60R17
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 39.8 in. / 41.8 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 38.9 in. / 35.7 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 103.7 in.
Curb Weight 3012 lb.
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2012 Dodge Caliber Hatchback

4dr HB SXT

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional
Front Bucket Seats Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Sunroof Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Satellite Radio Standard

Exterior

Rear Spoiler Standard