Dodge Caliber 0-60 times

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2012 Dodge Caliber 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
158 Hp, 141 Lb-Ft., 2940 Weight
8.2 sec, 16.6 @ 84
SXT 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
158 Hp, 141 Lb-Ft., 3012 Weight
8.4 sec, 16.6 @ 83
SXT Plus 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
158 Hp, 141 Lb-Ft., 3012 Weight
8.4 sec, 16.8 @ 83

2011 Dodge Caliber 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Rush 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
172 Hp, 165 Lb-Ft., 3104 Weight
7.9 sec, 16.3 @ 86
Express 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
158 Hp, 141 Lb-Ft., 2940 Weight
8.2 sec, 16.6 @ 84
Mainstreet 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
158 Hp, 141 Lb-Ft., 3012 Weight
8.4 sec, 16.6 @ 83
Heat 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
158 Hp, 141 Lb-Ft., 3012 Weight
8.4 sec, 16.8 @ 83
Uptown 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
158 Hp, 141 Lb-Ft., 3012 Weight
8.4 sec, 16.6 @ 83

2010 Dodge Caliber 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Rush 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
172 Hp, 165 Lb-Ft., 3039 Weight
8 sec, 16.4 @ 85
Uptown 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
158 Hp, 141 Lb-Ft., 3039 Weight
9 sec, 17.6 @ 31
Mainstreet 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
158 Hp, 141 Lb-Ft., 3039 Weight
9 sec, 17.6 @ 82
Express 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
158 Hp, 141 Lb-Ft., 2966 Weight
9.9 sec, 17.2 @ 80
Heat 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
158 Hp, 141 Lb-Ft., 3039 Weight
9.9 sec, 17.2 @ 80

2009 Dodge Caliber 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SRT4 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
285 Hp, 265 Lb-Ft., 3189 Weight
5.8 sec, 14.4 @ 99
R/T 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
172 Hp, 165 Lb-Ft., 3156 Weight
8 sec, 16.4 @ 85
SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
148 Hp, 125 Lb-Ft., 2966 Weight
8.9 sec, 17.1 @ 81
SXT 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
148 Hp, 125 Lb-Ft., 3039 Weight
8.9 sec, 17.1 @ 81

2008 Dodge Caliber 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SRT4 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
285 Hp, 265 Lb-Ft., 3189 Weight
5.8 sec, 14.4 @ 99
R/T 4dr All-wheel Drive Hatchback
172 Hp, 165 Lb-Ft., 3308 Weight
7.7 sec, 16 @ 86
R/T 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
172 Hp, 165 Lb-Ft., 3156 Weight
8 sec, 16.4 @ 85
SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
148 Hp, 125 Lb-Ft., 2966 Weight
8.9 sec, 17.1 @ 81
SXT 4dr Front-wheel Drive Hatchback
148 Hp, 125 Lb-Ft., 3039 Weight
8.9 sec, 17.1 @ 81


Dodge Caliber 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times, Quarter mile
2012 8.2 - 8.4 sec, 16.6 @ 84 - 16.8 @ 83 mph
2011 7.9 - 8.4 sec, 16.3 @ 86 - 16.8 @ 83 mph
2010 8 - 9.9 sec, 16.4 @ 85 - 17.6 @ 31 mph
2009 5.8 - 8.9 sec, 14.4 @ 99 - 17.1 @ 81 mph
2008 5.8 - 8.9 sec, 14.4 @ 99 - 17.1 @ 81 mph
2007 7.7 - 8.9 sec, 16.1 @ 86 - 17.1 @ 81 mph

Cars with the same 0-60 time

Car0-60 times, quarter mile
2012 Chevrolet Colorado 8.2 sec, 16.4 @ 87
2012 Ford F-350 8.2 sec, 17.8 @ 0
2012 GMC Canyon 8.2 sec, 16 @ 85
2012 Honda Accord 8.2 sec, 16.1 @ 89
2012 Toyota Tundra 8.2 sec, 16.3 @ 85
2012 Volkswagen CC 8.2 sec, 16 @ 86

The Dodge Caliber was a great replacement idea for the Dodge Neon. Boasting a roomy interior, flip-down tailgate speakers, an iPod holder and other unique features made it a promising hatchback. Unfortunately, the great idea saw poor execution. The Caliber was of poor quality, appeal, and refinement when compared to rival models. Even with an update to its interior, the vehicle could not keep up with other hatchbacks and sedans. Manufacturers such as Scion, VW and Mazda offer much better options for used wagons and hatchbacks.

The 2008 model is a willing and capable sport wagon. It comes with a wide variety of engines. Consumers get to choose either a 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder that makes 125 pound-feet of torque and 148 horsepower, or a 2.0-liter engine that churns 141 pound-feet of torque and 158 horsepower. Both are optional in the SXT and SE trims. The Caliber R/T carries a 2.4-liter engine that generates 165 pound-feet of torque and 172 horsepower. The high-end Caliber SRT4 boasts a 2.4-liter turbocharged engine that makes 285 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. These may sound impressive but most reviewers find all four engines rather slow. According to The Auto Channel, the 1.8-liter SE is noisy, underpowered and accelerates unimpressively. All engines have unrefined power delivery.

The only promising character is the SRT4 which features a turbocharged engine. However, Edmunds thinks its performance could have been better without the excessive curb weight. The SRT4 hits the 60 mph mark in 6 seconds with the time increasing highly for the lesser engines. The R/T is the only Dodge Caliber available with all-wheel drive. The 1.8-liter engine comes mounted on a 5-speed-manual transmission with the R/T AWD and 2.0-liter engines featuring a standard CVT. With the SRT4, buyers get a 6-speed-manual transmission. The system requires quite a nudge to move the shifter from one gear to the other. It is way better, however, than what the base Calibers get. The 2008 Dodge Caliber comes in 4 trims: SE, SXT, R/T, and SRT4. The SRT4 is a serious muscle car and offers the most distinctive exterior features. Its unique grille and large parasol wing at the rear give it an aggressive appearance. All but the SRT4 come with the Toyota Matrix 2-box design. The overall styling theme is excellent.

The Caliber is muscular and depicts a bruised-knuckle machismo like the one seen in the Magnum and Durango. Adding to the exterior looks are the optional 18- and 19-inch wheels. The 2008 Dodge Caliber has a great exterior. But, it seems that the engineers spent too much time on the outside looks and forgot about the interior. The Caliber SE comes with wind-up windows which according to The Auto Channel are a disappointment.

The instrumental panel carries the basics: water and fuel temperature gauges, a speedometer, a turbo-boost gauge next to the steering but no tachometer. The interior is also overly plasticky and looks and feels cheap. According to Cars.com, however, the all-black materials provide purpose and match the Caliber’s performance characteristics.
 

William Mutugi


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