Chrysler has released details of the 2010MY Caliber crossover revealing that it won’t get AWD or SRT treatment, and comes with the 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine as standard.
The Caliber is best considered as a tall hatchback in the C-segment, rather than a real crossover! But after all it is based on the same platform as the Jeep Compass and Patriot.
The 2.0 liter I4 engine of Caliber replaces the last year’s 1.8 liter and develops 156 hp and 190 Nm of torque. The car will come in three trim levels of SE, SXT and SXT Sport Plus. The top of the range model features things like ABS, air-con, heated mirrors, power door locks, key less entry, 17-inch wheels, and touring suspension, 4-wheel disc brakes, fog lamps, speed control, body colour accents, Sirrus, leather wrapped steering wheel, power heated mirrors. Furthermore it comes with active head restraints and iPod connectivity as standard.
Pricing for 2010 Dodge Caliber starts at $16,495 for the SE, and $18,795 for the SXT, while the Sport Plus model costs $20,990.