Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,664 - $12,304
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®
$4,664 - $12,304
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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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

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2009 Dodge Caliber Owner Reviews

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Why I love my dodge caliber!

2009 Dodge Caliber SXT

The dodge caliber is such a versatile size with four doors and a hatchback. With the full back seat in place, it seats five. The back seat can be put flat and then it is open all the way back to the hatch back door giving lots of room for big box store shopping, taking boxes to storage or hitting all the garage sales! You also have the option of just putting the 1/3 side of the back seat or the 2/3 side of the back seat down and still have back seat seating or put the car seat in back while carrying a long piece of lumber or other long item. This vehicle handles well and makes u-turns easily! It fits in compact spaces easily yet it never feels too small. Even with the full back seat in place, there is room for 5 full grocery paper bags in the storage area. I really enjoyed the flexibility of this model. The seat height is just perfect, I do not need to step up into it or bend down to sit. It is very dependable, just routine maintenance. I would buy this again!

- Denise B

Cool features, fun and reliable!

2009 Dodge Caliber

My car gets great gas mileage. It has cool features such as a built in cooler that holds 4 bottles, tailgating speakers, satellite radio, and 6 disc CD player. The back seats last down easily allowing me to haul small furniture. There is a transmission overheat issue that can arise in these cars but I have learned out can be prevented by driving easy. By that I mean don't "gun it" or quickly accelerate and be consistent with speed. I have had to replace the alternator twice as well. Other than that it has been reliable and fun. I have saved a lot of gas money with this car and taken many trips. If I could do it over I would purchase it again.

- Amber H

Great design in style and size, but extremely poor built of engine.

2009 Dodge Caliber

Overall, I love the size of the car and the hatch back feature. I used this car during the second half of college and it was very helpful when I moved every year. The back seats fold down and create lots of space. However, similar to my past experience with other Dodge vehicles, they fall apart quickly. Within the first year, my alternator failed and now I am having problems with multiple sensors going off such as tire pressure and brake. I have had multiple mechanics look at it, and no one ever find anything wrong with the brakes. It is preventing me from passing a vehicle inspection to get a new license plate in North Carolina.

- Katherine L

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$4,664 - $6,807
$8,983 - $12,304

Horsepower

Horsepower
148 - 158 hp
285 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L DOHC dual VVT 16
2.0L DOHC DUAL VVT 16
2.4L DOHC 16
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Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.8 in.
41.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40 in.
40 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

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

AC

AC
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
Not Available
225

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.7 in.
103.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.5 ft.
39.6 ft.

Length

Length
173.8 in.
173.8 in.

Width

Width
68.8 in.
68.8 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2847 - 2945 lbs.
3050 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
148 - 158 hp
285 hp

Torque

Torque
125 - 141 ft. lbs.
265 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 lbs.
lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.6 gal.
13.6 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 - 27 mpg
23 mpg

City

City
23 - 24 mpg
19 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 - 30 mpg
27 mpg

Transmission

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Optional

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

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