The 2009 Dodge Caliber is a 4-door, 5-passenger hatchback with lots of options, plenty of fun and excellent gas mileage. For 2009 there are expanded color options, additional engine compartment and interior insulation for a quieter ride and optional Uconnect tunes and GPS. The SXT now has ABS standard and the SXT Sport gets the MusicGate Power sound group standard. The SRT4 gains standard satellite radio, Uconnect tunes, a vehicle information center and an optional leather-trimmed seat package. The base model Dodge Avenger receives the 1.8L 4-cylinder engine and a 5-speed manual transmission. This combination helps the 2009 Dodge Avenger to 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Front and side airbags are standard on all trims. The real gem in the lineup is the SRT4 trim, which has a 2.4L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine and a Getrag 6-speed manual transmission. This combination produces 285 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. This is impressive, but even more impressive is the 27 mpg on the highway this achieves.