2008 Dodge Caliber Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,112 - $10,481
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
148-285
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,112 - $10,481
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
148-285
Seats
5

Ranks #21 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Dodge Caliber If...

You'll like the 2008 Dodge Caliber SRT4 if you live to race down quarter-mile drag strips or just want to look like you do. Performance junkies will find a lot to like about the SRT4 while still enjoying the practicality of a four-door hatchback.

Dodge Caliber Models & Trims

SE $4,112 - $6,099*
Horsepower: 148 hp - 158 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0, 17 x 6.5 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SXT $4,507 - $6,470*
Horsepower: 148 hp - 158 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
R/T $4,804 - $7,171*
Horsepower: 172 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SRT4 $7,380 - $10,481*
Horsepower: 285 hp
Engine Type: Turbo Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 19 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

3.84

101 Reviews

28% 38% 28% 5% 2%

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

Dodge Caliber: a very reliable first car.

My 2008 Dodge Caliber is a very reliable vehicle. It has been in the family for 10 years, starting as our only family car and now it is mine personally. I cannot complain with this vehicle. The upkeep is relatively easy and no major repairs or modifications have had to be made, aside from regular maintenance. It is not the most spacious car, but it is perfect for me to go about my everyday life. Also, the hatchback style makes it stand out slightly, though not too much, from most other common sedans. This is a very dependable car that I will continue to use until it will drive no more.

- A Jordan M

Reliable car, good mileage, comfortable.

The caliber was one of Dodge's first modern offerings in Europe and in Asian markets such as japan and Singapore, as it established new distribution channels there. It was also introduced in china in 2008 as Dodge's second modern vehicle offering in that market. Dodge vehicles were last officially sold in china during the world war ii era. The introduction of the caliber had marked the return of the Dodge brand to Australia since the early 1970s.

- Christian S

Do not waste money on gas.

This is the best vehicle for an old person or even a young one is small car and really good on gas. With $30 dollars the gas tank is full. Of course all depends in the price of the gas but is no more than that. I do not recommend this car if you have a baby because between the stroller and the car seat you will not have any more space. But like I said if you are driving long distance for work this is the best car on gas.

- Pao V

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,112 - $6,099
$4,507 - $6,470

Horsepower

Horsepower
148 - 158 hp
148 - 158 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L DOHC dual VVT 16
2.0L DOHC DUAL VVT 16
1.8L 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

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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
Not Available
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

AC

AC
Optional
Not Available

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/60R17
P215/60R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.7 in.
103.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.5 ft.
35.5 ft.

Length

Length
173.8 in.
173.8 in.

Width

Width
68.8 in.
68.8 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2879 - 2977 .lbs
2972 - 3070 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
158 hp
158 hp

Torque

Torque
141 ft. lbs.
141 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.6 gal.
13.6 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 mpg
26 mpg

City

City
24 mpg
24 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 mpg
28 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Not Available
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Not Available
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Not Available
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*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