2006 to 2011
Body versions :
Gasoline : 1.8-2.4 liters
The Dodge Caliber was from June 2006 also offered in Europe compact sedan of the Chrysler Corporation . It was, with the exception of the Dodge Viper (sometimes Chrysler Viper ) and Dodge Dart in the 60s the first officially offered in Europe model of the Dodge brand .On the same platform are based the Jeep Compass and the Jeep Patriot .
The Caliber, which went on sale in the United States after the Detroit Motor Show in January 2006, was for the then Daimler Chrysler subsidiary an attempt to regain ground in the compact class . The vehicle was produced in Belvidere ( Illinois ).
The car was offered with four different engines. Launched in May 2006, the Caliber was equipped with a 2.0-liter CRD diesel engine with 103 kW (140 hp) pump-injector engine from VW and three gasoline engines with 1.8 (110 kW / 150 hp), 2 , 0 (115 kW / 156 hp) or 2.4 liter displacement (125 kW / 170, developed by the Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance (GEMA) ).
The manual transmission of the 2.0 CRD has six gears. The 1.8- and 2.4-liter gasoline engines were exclusively with a manual five-speed gearbox, the 2.0-liter gasoline engine is available until fall 2009 exclusively with continuously variable transmission (CVT), which is also available by hand in six Steps can be switched.
By the end of 2007, the most expensive model was the Caliber R / T (Road and Track), available exclusively with 2.4L engine. While in the US, this variant was optionally available with four-wheel driveand the CVT transmission, the R / T was offered in Germany only with front-wheel drive and the five-speed gearbox.In autumn 2007, the Caliber SRT4 ( Street and Racing Technology ) was introduced to the US market. This model was enhanced with the 2.4-liter engine of the R / T , which was boosted by turbocharging to 217 kW (295 hp), as well as with a six-speed Getrag (DMT6) manual transmission and 19-inch alloy wheels with 225 / Equipped with 45-R19 tires.
In the summer of 2010, the Caliber 2.0 CRD was replaced by a 2.2 CRD, which had an output of 120 kW (163 hp). The standard consumption is according to factory specifications at 5.8 liters / 100 km.The Caliber was available in the equipment variants S, SE, SXT. Depending on the equipment variant, the Caliber offers extras such as an alarm system, cruise control, illuminated cup holders, air conditioning with a coolable glove box, a flashlight, etc. as standard.
The Dodge Caliber was available in Europe in the following exterior colors: Inferno Red Metallic , Marine Blue Metallic , Surf Blue Metallic , Steel Blue Metallic , Deep Water Blue Metallic , Sunburst Orange Metallic , Brilliant Black Metallic , Bright Silver Metallic , Stone White , Light Khaki Metallic ,
There were three different tire / wheel combinations available: 17 × 6.5-inch steel wheels with 215/60 R17 front and rear tires or 18 × 7.0 inch 215/55 R18 front and rear alloy wheels. In addition, the base models in North America are equipped with 15 inch steel wheels with 205/70-R15 tires.
For model year 2010, the Caliber received in the fall of 2009, a revised interior, which should have higher quality with chrome accents and darker colors. Externally, the vehicle remained virtually unchanged. The 1.8-liter gasoline engine was removed from the program. In Europe, from the beginning of 2010 only the 2.0-liter engine - now also with five-speed manual transmission - available. The Caliber SRT4 was discontinued in mid-2010.
The turning circle was now 10.80 m. The drag coefficient was 0.37 for the gasoline engine and 0.39 for the diesel model. The SRT4 was 0.407.Stars in the Euro-NCAP - crash test 4 out of 5.
Gasoline engines: 1.8-2.4 liters (110-217 kW)
Diesel engines: 2.0-2.2 liters (103-120 kW)
Drivetrain: Front wheel drive
Length: 4415 mm
Width: 1800 mm
Height: 1534 mm
Wheelbase: 2635 mm
Curb weight: 1320-1425 kg
Fuel Capacity: 51 litres
Turning Circle: 10m
Luggage Capacity: 525 litres
Unbraked Towing Weight: 450kg
Braked Towing Weight: 1200kg
previous model: Dodge Neon