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2012 Dodge Caliber

2012 Dodge Caliber Offers Outstanding Utility and Value

• The 2012 Dodge Caliber offers customers a five-door compact car that delivers exceptional versatility, utility, value and fuel economy of as much as 32 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway

• Electronic stability control is standard on all Dodge Caliber models

• Simplified model lineup for 2012 includes SE, SXT and SXT Plus models


September 1, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The 2012 Dodge Caliber is a versatile five-door compact vehicle with a distinctive coupe-like profile that projects the strength, stance and functionality of a sport-utility vehicle (SÚV) but at the price of a compact sedan. (concept carz) With highway fuel economy of up to 32 miles per gallon (mpg) and a starting price of $17,380 (excluding $750 destination) the 2012 Dodge Caliber offers consumers a small-footprint vehicle with the right amount of attitude that's also fun to drive.

2012 Dodge CaliberA simplified model lineup for 2012 includes Caliber SE, SXT and SXT Plus models. Calibration improvements to the available continuously variable transmission II (CVT2) provide drivers with better launch acceleration, smoother deceleration, improved pedal responsiveness and reduced engine noise.

Customers who want a sensible, fun ride will find that the 2012 Dodge Caliber SE model has everything they want. It offers consumers value, efficiency and safety coupled with many standard, innovative and useful features, proving that practical doesn't have to be boring. It's powered by the fuel-efficient 2.0-liter dual overhead cam (DOHC) I-4 World Gas Engine with dual variable-valve timing (VVT) that produces 158 horsepower (118 kW) and 141 lb.-ft. (191 N•m) of torque and is mated to a five-speed manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) This powertrain is rated by the EPA at an estimated 32 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway. Standard features include air conditioning, Chill Zone™ beverage cooler, active head restraints, advanced multistage front driver and passenger air bags, supplemental all-row side curtain air bags, anti-lock front disc and rear drum brakes, electronic stability control, Brake Assist, halogen headlamps, Hill-start Assist, illuminated cup holders, remote keyless entry, Media Center 130 CD/MP3 radio, 15-inch wheel covers, power heated mirrors, power windows, power locks, rear 60/40 fold-flat seat, fold-flat load floor storage, rearview automatic-dimming mirror, rear window defroster, rear window wiper/washer, Sentry Key® theft-deterrent system, sliding front center armrest, speed control, tilt steering column, tire-pressure warning light and five-speed manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)

The 2012 Dodge Caliber SXT model is a versatile, all-around performer with something for everyone. The Caliber SXT is a comfortable, safe vehicle that is fun to drive and stands out from the competition. The SXT model's standard features include the standard features of the SE model, as well as CVT2, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, 17-inch aluminum wheels, touring suspension, tachometer, interior removable/rechargeable flashlight, Sirius XM satellite radio, front fog lamps, driver seat height adjuster, fold-flat front passenger seat and a rear 60/40 fold-flat reclining seat.


Customers who want a sportier style both inside and out will enjoy the nicely packaged 2012 Dodge Caliber SXT Plus model. Standard features include the features of the SXT model, as well as a sport-tuned suspension, Auto Stick, 18-inch polished-aluminum wheels and premium performance tires and sport appearance group. The 2012 Dodge Caliber SXT Plus is sporty transportation with maximum versatility.

The 2012 Dodge Caliber is available in the following exterior colors: Black Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Redline 2 Pearl Coat and Tungsten Metallic Clear Coat.

Vital Stats and Specifications
Vital Stats
Engine : 0.1 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 158 hp
Torque: 141 ft-lbs


5-speed Manual, CVT
Built at the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Ill., the 2012 Dodge Caliber will arrive in dealer showrooms in the fourth quarter 2011.

Source - Dodge

Outstanding Utility and Value Tailored for Different Lifestyles

• Six new color options: Redline 2 Pearl Coat, Mango Tango Pearl Coat, Blackberry Pearl Coat, Dark Charcoal Pearl Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Tungsten Metallic Pearl Coat (late availability)
• 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheel now available with the Úptown model
• Red and blue accent stitching added to leather seats with Rush model
• Six-way power driver's seat standard with Mainstreet model
• Electronic stability control (ESC) now standard with Mainstreet, Heat, Úptown and Rush models
• New navigation radio with SIRIÚS Travel Link
• Steering retuned for a more direct and precise feel

June 23, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Dodge Caliber is a versatile five-door compact vehicle with a distinctive coupe-like profile that projects the strength, stance and functionality of a sport-utility vehicle (SÚV). With a lengthy list of standard features rarely found on entry-level compact vehicles, including side-curtain air bags, Chill Zone™ cooled-beverage storage bin, Úconnect® Phone with voice command, iPod control, SIRIÚS Satellite Radio, remote keyless entry and highway fuel economy of up to 32 miles per gallon (mpg), the 2011 Dodge Caliber offers consumers a small-footprint vehicle with the right amount of attitude that's also fun to drive.

The 2011 Dodge Caliber is built with the customer's personal style in mind with the choice of five models packaged to fit a variety of lifestyles: Express, Mainstreet, Úptown, Heat and Rush.

2012 Dodge CaliberCustomers who like to drive and want a sensible, sporty ride will find that the 2011 Dodge Caliber Express model has everything they want. It offers consumers value, efficiency and safety coupled with many standard, innovative and useful features, proving that practical doesn't have to be boring. It's powered by the fuel-efficient 2.0-liter dual overhead cam (DOHC) I-4 World Gas Engine with dual variable-valve timing (VVT) that produces 158 horsepower (118 kW) and 141 lb.-ft. (191 N•m) of torque and is mated to a five-speed manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) This engine gets an estimated 32 mpg on the highway.

The 2011 Dodge Caliber Mainstreet is a versatile, all-around performer with something for everyone. It is nicely equipped with features a consumer needs, but nothing they don't. The Mainstreet is a comfortable, safe vehicle that gets the consumer where they need to go, is fun to drive and stands out from the competition. The Mainstreet model's standard features include 17-in. aluminum wheels, touring suspension, front fog lamps and a rear 60/40 reclining seat. The Dodge Caliber Mainstreet also is powered by the 2.0-liter DOHC I-4 World Gas Engine mated to the continuously variable transmission II (CVT2).

Compact-car buyers looking for upscale style and fuel efficiency need look no further. The 2011 Dodge Caliber Úptown provides a posh package of amenities in a fuel-efficient, useful vehicle that offers safety and security without sacrificing practicality. It is well equipped with premium features—nine Boston Acoustics speakers, including subwoofer, touring suspension, leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather-trimmed bucket seats. Consumers have a choice of powertrains: the 2.0-liter DOHC I-4 World Gas Engine or the 2.4-liter DOHC dual VVT World Gas Engine that produces 172 horsepower (128 kW) and 165 lb.-ft. (224 N•m) of torque mated to the CVT2.


Customers who want more performance with sporty style and attitude, both inside and out, can get their performance nicely packaged in the 2011 Dodge Caliber Heat. With a sport-tuned suspension, Auto Stick, 18-in. polished-aluminum wheels, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), performance steering, sport appearance group, a choice of either the 2.0-liter DOHC I-4 World Gas Engine or the 2.4-liter DOHC dual VVT World Gas Engine mated to either the CVT2 or the five-speed manual transmission, it's spirited transportation with maximum versatility.

The 2011 Dodge Caliber Rush is a performance-oriented compact vehicle that doesn't sacrifice safety or functionality. With many standard features, including a unique five-speed manual transmission mated to the 2.4-liter World Gas Engine, an SRT-designed spoiler, heated front seats, sport suspension and all-season performance tires, the Dodge Caliber Rush infuses customers' commutes with performance and attitude.

Dodge Caliber's is available with a 2.0- or a 2.4-liter World Gas Engine that provide class-leading horsepower (158 and 172 horsepower, respectively). Chrysler World Gas Engines feature dual VVT and an intake manifold design with flow control valves on the 2.4-liter engine, both firsts for a Chrysler compact car and typically found only on more expensive vehicles. Combined, these features produce more power, better fuel economy and smoother, quieter operation than engines without them.

Source - Dodge

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