The Dodge Caliber is a front wheel drive, compact car that replaced the Neon back in 2006. Since it has five doors, it can also be considered a hatchback, station wagon, or CUV. The most recent update for the Caliber brought on six new exterior colors, standard stability control, Sirius traffic when equipped with a navigation system, 18" chrome-clad wheels, updated steering, new shocks, and a thicker rear anti-roll bar. The biggest change is the upgrades made to the interior. It features a new instrument panel with a center storage bin, bright trim accents, and chromed HVAC vents and gauge cluster rings. The Dodge Caliber is powered by a either a 2.0L I-4 producing 158HP and 141 lb-ft of torque or a 2.4L I-4 producing 172HP and 165 lb-ft of torque. These engines are mated to a 5-speed manual, continuously variable transmission.
It is fast and furious all over again, but this time domestic carmakers are taking the Japanese at their own game. While Chevy is putting a turbo under the hood of their Cobalt, Dodge is also turbo charging the Caliber by adding an SRT4 badge. The SRT 4 starts at $23,000 for its 285 horses. It is definitely a deal that you don’t want to pass, at least if you can hang on to the torque happy steering wheel.
The Australian tuner Koenigseder has presented a new body kit for Dodge Caliber. The exterior modification includes: bumper extensions, side skirts, roof spoiler, front grill. Also the body kit features exhaust pipes on the side of the rear bumper, 20-inch alloys, lowered springs, chip tuning and wooden floor mats. All the package is priced at 8.500 euro.
Wheels24 made an online poll in order to choose 2006 "Alternative Car of the Year". At the finish line, the pert Peugeot 207 was named "gayest" car, the buff Audi RS4 strutted in as "straightest" and the scrumptious derriere of the Alfa Romeo Brera kicked butt for the "rear of the year" title. The winners of the four Road Angel GPS systems will be named shortly. Gay car votes Peugeot 207 : 7 155 BMW 3 Series Coupe: 3 378 Jaguar XK: 2 (...) More
Three Boston College students were named the winners of the Dodge High Caliber Challenge, the five-day charity road trip that covered 4,500 miles, passed through 20 states and 13 cities to raise awareness of Global Music Project and funds for Doctors Without Borders. Captain Stefanie Sitzer, along with team members Woody Tondorf and Jennifer Cowperthwait represented Boston College as they competed against teams from Northwestern University and Texas Christian University to see who could (...) More
Generation Y is known for being tech-savvy, passionate and has donated more time to charity than any other generation. To promote the all-new 2007 Dodge Caliber and place it in the hands of its target consumer, Dodge created a cross-country challenge that plays off this generation’s flair for technology, interest in music and passion for philanthropy. The Dodge High Caliber Challenge is a five-day philanthropic road trip challenge that places college students behind the wheel of the Dodge (...) More
Posted on 05.5.2006 11:28 by Mike Husleag , Alex Damian
Dodge is taking a new slant on the global compact car market, introducing the 2007 Dodge Caliber at a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $13,985 (including a $560 destination charge), $410 below the outgoing Dodge Neon. Dodge Caliber redefines the entry-level vehicle by combining high value with bold styling and a flexible interior.
Are you a "high Caliber" college student attending a university in the Boston, Chicago or Dallas areas? Do you like road trips? Are you and your friends looking for a challenge to kick off your summer break? If so, then the Dodge High Caliber Challenge is for you. One lucky team of three students from Boston, Chicago and Dallas will be selected to go head-to-head to road trip their way to Miami in the all-new 2007 Dodge Caliber and help raise awareness for the Global Music (...) More