Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,621 - $21,280
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
158-172
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,621 - $21,280
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
158-172
Seats
5

Dodge Caliber Ranked #10 by Owners

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

Editor's Overview

The experiment that is the Dodge Caliber is on a farewell tour in 2012. Introduced as a more versatile replacement to the Dodge Neon compact sedan, the five-door Caliber is in turn being...

Dodge Caliber Models & Trims

Owner Reviews

4.29

45 Reviews

42% 47% 9% 2% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

2012 dodge caliber, light red, beautiful finish.

Around the 72,000 mile mark it ran into a gas cap issue involving sensors. Check engine light likes popping on and off in an occasional manner. No visible leaks at all. It is a very reliable car, okay on gas, runs smoothly - but has a noisy engine when you are speeding up or slowing down. If you do not mind a bit of road noise, there's nothing to be concerned about. It is the perfect size.

- Marissa T

A very convenient car, really love it.

We have not had any problems with our car. It had ran perfect.ly fine and has continued to have the same quality as the day we first got it. You just have to remember to keep up your oil changes and get everything checked when driving an older car. It is the perfect. Size for us and we love it. Two people are learning how to drive on it now. It is easy to drive and manage.

- Kayla D

Do not be fooled it looks good but runs bad.

The Dodge caliber is not a woman's car. It feels like it should be a man's work car. It is noisy inside and drives rough. It uses a lot of gas and the brake wear out really fast. I would not recommend it for anyone wanting an economical vehicle. It thought that it would be good because of the size of the car.

- Sherry W

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,621 - $7,698
$8,512 - $11,109

Horsepower

Horsepower
158 hp
158 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC dual VVT 16
2.0L DOHC dual VVT 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Optional
Not Available

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.8 in.
41.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.8 in.
39.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.7 in.
35.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.9 in.
38.9 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Not Available

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.7 in.
103.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.6 ft.
37.2 ft.

Length

Length
173.8 in.
173.8 in.

Width

Width
68.8 in.
68.8 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2940 .lbs
3012 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
158 hp
158 hp

Torque

Torque
141 ft. lbs.
141 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 .lbs
100 - 150 .lbs

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.6 gal.
13.6 gal.

Combined

Combined
12 - 16 mpg
24 - 30 mpg

City

City
24 mpg
23 - 24 mpg

Highway

Highway
32 mpg
27 - 32 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Not Available
Optional

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
Not Available
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Not Available
Optional

Assistance

Air Bags

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Not Available
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings