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.Read more Read less
The Dodge Caliber lineup is mostly carried over from 2008, although standard equipment has been increased, option packages have been revised and there have been a few minor appearance changes. The MusicGate Power Sound package is now standard on the SXT Sport, and anti-lock brakes are now standard on the SXT. Floor mats have been made standard on the SXT and R/T, while Sirius Satellite Radio and a reconfigurable trip computer are newly standard on the SRT4. All-wheel-drive models have been discontinued for 2009, so all Calibers now have front-wheel drive. All Calibers get more sound insulation to keep out engine and exhaust noise. For all Calibers, new Dodge badging has been added, while SXT models get body-color door handles. Also in the color palette, Light Khaki Metallic and Steel Blue Metallic Clear Coats have been replaced by Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat and Light Sandstone Metallic Clear Coat.
Comfortable interior; smooth ride; innovative, unrivaled features; R/T model's sporty, well balanced feel
The Caliber is Dodge's small-car line and is offered only in one body style, as a tall five-door hatchback. Caliber SE models with the five-speed manual transmission are estimated to achieve 30 mpg on the highway. The Caliber is offered at a very competitive price and stands out for its versatile interior and for the wide range of innovative features that are offered, such as the MusicGate tailgate speaker system, Chill Zone beverage storage and rechargeable flashlight. And for those who require more performance, the SRT4 has the hard-edged driving experience of a tuner car.