$3,944 - $6,053
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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SE Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,944 - $6,053
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23-24 City / 27-29 HWY
Horsepower
148-158
Seats
5

SE Features & Specs

Interior Features

  • Cloth low-back front bucket seats
  • Rear 60/40 folding bench seat
  • Sliding armrest
  • Full-length floor console
  • Floor carpeting
  • Tilt steering column
  • Electroluminescent instrumentation w/satin silver bezel, 120 MPH speedometer
  • Tire pressure monitor warning lamp
  • Outside temp display in odometer
  • Pwr accessory delay
  • Sentry Key theft deterrent system
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (4) speakers
  • Fixed mast antenna
  • Rear seat heat ducts
  • Rear window defroster
  • Illuminated cupholders
  • Auxiliary 12V pwr outlet
  • Sliding sunvisors w/mirrors
  • Illumination-inc: front dome, cargo compartment
  • Bright interior accents
  • Satin silver shift knob bezel
  • Cargo compartment carpeting
  • Fold-flat load floor storage

Exterior Features

  • Rear spoiler
  • Body-color grille
  • Body-color fascias
  • Solar control glass
  • Variable-intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear window wiper/washer
  • Liftgate door w/fixed glass
  • Body-color liftgate applique

Safety Features

  • Driver & front passenger "Next Generation" multi-stage airbags -inc: front passenger airbag occupancy sensor
  • Supplemental front/rear side-curtain airbags
  • Child protection rear door locks
  • Single low note horn

Mechanical Features

  • 1.8L DOHC dual VVT 16-valve I4 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • 525 CCA maintenance-free battery
  • 120-amp alternator
  • Independent suspension
  • P205/70R15 all-season BSW tires
  • 15" x 6.0" steel wheels w/wheel covers
  • Compact spare tire
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes

2008 Dodge Caliber Owner Reviews

3.86
135 Reviews
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Reliable car, good gas mileage

2008 Dodge Caliber SE

I have had my car for about 7 and a half years now and it didn't start giving me problems until about two years ago. Last year I had to get a new transmission because my old one broke down, ever since I got a new one I have had issues with the transmission overheating three times now. Overall, I have been very impressed with how well my car has held up. It's getting pretty old so I wasn't very surprised when the transmission went out. The main issue is it overheats in the summer pretty easily. The gas mileage is really great and it really was the perfect car for a 16 year old and then lasted all through college. It's a crossover, so it's small but has plenty of space.

- Bailey F

Reliable car that makes transporting things easy

2008 Dodge Caliber SE

The car has a hatchback, which is very convenient and useful for transporting things. The car has never broken down, and I have had it for several years. The seats are very comfortable, although the fabric holds stains very well and it is very difficult to get them out. There is an aux cord, and the car has an outlet that is compatible with any standard plug. The air conditioner works but never quite gets ice cold.

- Mandy K

2012 Dodge Caliber Review by 2nd Owner

2008 Dodge Caliber SE

I got this vehicle used and have had it for eight years. It has been a reliable and good car with very low maintenance. We have been on a couple of road trips, but it has mostly been used for driving around town in stop and go traffic. It is comfortable to drive. I enjoy the XM radio feature. I do not like the plastic tire pressure sensors that I have recently been having to replace at $50 each.

- Gail A

It has great gas mileage.

2008 Dodge Caliber SE

I love my car, it's not big but yet it's not to tiny. It runs great but what people need to understand is that for a car to run great you got to keep the maintenance up to date or else it's not going to perform well. My car has air conditioner and the windows are manual which is great because it don't get frozen stuck in the winter, it has nice roomy hatchback trunk which comes in handy

- Lindy R

Nice family car, with plenty of room.

2008 Dodge Caliber SE

It is a great car, I have had it for 3 years, it gets good gas mileage, it has plenty of room for a family of 5, it has a nice size trunk space. My model came with a bike rack as well, which I utilize often for hikes, and traveling. I have also used it to pick up pieces of furniture, anywhere from a table, chairs, area rugs, and dressers. Which all fit thanks to the roomy features.

- Elle M

Great starter car for with room for friends or family.

2008 Dodge Caliber SE

Within a few months of buying my vehicle I had to get a new belt and have had issues with my tires and brakes as well. My windows also have a funny tint to them. However it is an awesome car! I have a lot of room for friends to ride with me and a great trunk to store much of my personal/recreational items. My car always looks clean with the Interior and looks sleek on the inside.

- Brittany M

Dodge Caliber - The Middle Of the Pack

2008 Dodge Caliber SE

The car is quite small for me as I am a taller man. The transmission is also not great and acts up a lot. It gets good gas mileage and has a good speaker system though. The sound the engine makes is not great either once you get past 65,000 miles. There is adequate trunk space. The car also does not have very many modern components to it (no Bluetooth or digital panel).

- Tyler B

Good car still running after ten years

2008 Dodge Caliber SE

This car has been good for traveling to and from work. We commute to nearby cities daily. The fuel economy seems to be okay though it could better. It's small so parking is nice especially in smaller spaces. It works as expected and so far have not had major issues even though I bought it used.

- Louis H

Car works excellent so far and I am very happy you have it.

2008 Dodge Caliber SE

Squeaks a lot buys the cars 11 years old so that is probably why. Other then that the vehicles really good no problems so far. Takes me to work and back fine. Gas is only $22 to fill up the tank so that's good. Has a lot of room for family and moving boxes and other stuff that is not furniture.

- Raymond P

2008 Dodge Caliber - good car

2008 Dodge Caliber SE

My car is reliable. It gets point a to point b. It sometimes has trouble with performance in the rain. We have had trouble with engine mounts and the AC. It's comfortable for 5 people. It has a car charger as well as a regular electric plug, standard radio, no included Bluetooth capability.

- Alicia K

Great small family car dodge caliber.

2008 Dodge Caliber SE

My dodge is a 5 speed so I did have to learn how to drive it, luckily it wasn't hard to learn because the car is so comfortable and easy to work with. The only thing I would love is a little bit more leg room in the back seat. Other than more leg room this car is a great small family car.

- Marie A

Don't feel like I'm on the ground

2008 Dodge Caliber SE

4 cylinder engine, for a car that size should have a 6 to move up mountains more and with ease. Not enough cup holders. And middle Back seat would be nice to have foldable armrest/ cup holder. The size is good, and height off the ground is good too. The comfort of the seats are decent.

- Erika B

I like it, has been dependable so far and pretty good on gas as well

2008 Dodge Caliber SE

Drives good, had issues with the starter but it got repaired. Nice car overall. I like that the back seat folds down for moving or easy storage and I love that it has a hatchback. I also like how he gear shift doesn't have a button and it's higher up on the dashboard.

- Kari P

Standard 2008 Dodge Caliber

2008 Dodge Caliber SE

Right now just needs an oil change and tune up. Great on gas. Easy to drive. Handles great. Pretty good on wheels. I have had to fix the intake manifold and get 3 cracks in the transmission repaired. Since then haven't really had any problems with the car.

- Maya F

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