2008 Dodge Caliber Values

Select a 2008 Dodge Caliber trim level

2008 model year changes

Now in its second year of production, Dodge's 2008 Caliber retains its low price and high mpg reputation, but also adds the oomph of the company's performance division with a new $22,435 SRT4 model, which features a 285-horsepower turbocharged 2.4L inline four and aggressive styling. The base model becomes the SE, and the SXT and R/T models get some additional standard features for 2008.

Competitive comparison

Economy pricing with personality; lots of gadgets for less money; AWD and CVT availability; potent performance with SRT4 version; excellent limited lifetime powertrain warranty.

Special features for 2008

The 2008 Dodge Caliber SE comes standard with a slew of air bags and a smattering of gadgets. Its $14,000 price point places it squarely in the middle of the entry-level market it's targeting, but with more style and available options than many of its rivals. Buyers who opt for higher horsepower, more speakers, and all-wheel drive can still spend less than $23,000.


The 2008 Dodge Caliber – available in SE, RXT and R/T trim levels – is a five door, five passenger Hatchback/Station Wagon combo, featuring the styling of a Wagon and a Sport Utility Vehicle wrapped into one. The Caliber is designed with economy and sportiness in mind, equipped with a 148 horsepower 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine (or a 158 horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder as an option). The top of the line R/T features a 172 horsepower 2.4-liter. Buyers have the choice between a standard 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 2-speed CVT transmission.