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Dodge Caliber

The Dodge Caliber is a stylish, four-door compact car with a hatchback that allows for plenty of cargo space. It has a well-crafted exterior, spacious interior, and special features make it a fun and functional vehicle that will fit well with many different needs and lifestyles. You can find various models of the Dodge Caliber at carfax.com. At CARFAX, we strive to provide a plethora of facts about the Dodge Caliber as well as proprietary CARFAX information, including such things as the individual vehicle's oil change and owner history. In doing so, we hope that consumers will be empowered to make better informed car buying choices that will best suit their needs.

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Used Dodge Caliber: In Depth


MODEL OVERVIEW

The Dodge Caliber first went on sale in 2006, but it was marketed as a 2007 model. This model remained on the market until 2012. The Dodge Caliber is a small, four-door sedan that has comparable cargo to that of a larger vehicle. As a boxy hatchback, it has a lot of room on the interior for passengers and cargo. The U.S. Department of Energy reported the 2012 model's miles per gallon at 23 in the city and 27 on the highway for the 4 cylinder 2.0 L Automatic model. Although, new models are no longer being produced, there are more than enough preowned Dodge Calibers to ensure you find the best fit for you.

If you are seeking a strong commuter car, or even a roomy vehicle to transport your kids to and from school, you should consider the 2012 Dodge Caliber. Because of its many practical, time-saving features, such as the standard remote keyless starting system, power door locks, and sliding arm rests, this vehicle's features enable it to be a versatile car that can suit a variety of people and their needs. Its low starting price point combined with its strong performance make it even more attractive to potential car buyers. 

The Dodge Caliber further reveals itself to be a great family vehicle for road trips, too, whether they are short adventures or long-term travels. Some of its great travel friendly features include Chill Zone beverage storage bin, cruise control, and a rear window wiper/washer.

Comfort was clearly a priority in the manufacturing of the Caliber. In addition to standard air conditioning and heating, some of the Caliber's optional features include plush cloth seats, front passenger fold-flat seats, and reclining rear seats.

When you start your search for the right Dodge Caliber, take a look at the newest Dodge Caliber models first in order to take advantage of the abundance of features that have been added over time. Be sure to assess your needs prior to looking for a car, so that you can have a clear picture of what your ideal car must have. From there, try to keep an open mind regarding preferences until you find the car that fits your practical needs and wants.

SAFETY RATINGS FOR THE DODGE CALIBER

The Dodge Caliber has an anti-lock brake system, which is referred to as ABS, which improves vehicle control. Electronic stability control became standard with the 2012 model. The Dodge Caliber has various other safety features to help the driver stay in control of the vehicle in all types of situations.

The Dodge Caliber comes standard with driver, passenger, side head and rear head airbags. Optional fog lights can help empower drivers to stay confident and see well even in low lighting conditions.

The 2012 Caliber received a rating of good for moderate overlap front and head restraints and seats from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). Good is the highest rating given by the IIHS.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2012 Caliber three stars out of four stars for its overall safety rating and side impact protection.

Vehicle Overview


Number of Owners


Carfax Facts

On average, 22.4 percent of used Dodge Caliber cars have only had one previous owner. 43.3 percent have only had two previous owners. This means more than 2 out of 3 used Dodge Calibers have had 1-2 previous owners.

Average Odometer Reading


Carfax Chart

If you're looking for a used Dodge Caliber with less than 50,000 miles, start your search with the 2010 model year.

2012 Dodge Caliber

  • 2.0L I-4

  • 23 city / 27 hwy mpg

    24 city / 32 hwy mpg 

    22 city / 27 hwy mpg

  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Automatic or manual

  • 158 hp @ 6400 rpm

  • 103.7 inches

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