Saturday, January 1, 2011
2011 Dodge Caliber Reviews
The interior tops the list of owner positives in the 2011 Dodge Caliber, and sadly it’s a very short list.
Weak, harsh engines, clunky and unresponsive transmissions and an overall lack of visibility severely hamper the overall experience of the 2011 Caliber.
It’s the base-level Express trim that really gets the shaft this year, missing out on the electronic steering system revisions as well as newly standard stability control. Heat and Rush trim levels also get thicker rear anti-roll bars as well as retuned shocks. All but the Rush get a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder standard engine, with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder being optional in the Uptown and Standard in the Rush. The Express trim gets a five-speed manual as the only option, while Heat and Rush trims get the option of a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that comes standard in the Mainstreet and Uptown trims.
Body lean is combated well in the Caliber, with confident stability exhibited in smooth corners--Sadly, road noise, wheel noise and especially engine noise disrupt all of this, intruding violently into the cabin.
It has been three years since the initial launching of the Caliber model in the market. Moving over to the engine power, the "2011 Dodge Caliber" is built with a 1.8-liter engine for its base that is coupled with a five-speed manual transmission system as the base option. Pro’s of 2011 Dodge Caliber
2011 Caliber comes with decent fuel economy rating;
-It has a full range of interior features;
-Adaptive driving mechanism to suit any driving situation;
-Dodge 2011 Caliber has met and complied all safety regulations while also earning impressive score on all crash tests.
The 2011 Dodge Caliber is available in trims: Express, Heat, Mainstreet, Uptown, and Rush.
For a crossover/hatchback, the 2011 Dodge Caliber receives excellent fuel economy ratings of 22-24 mpg in the city and 27-32 mpg on the highway. Competing with Toyota Matrix, the 2011 Dodge Caliber sits on standard 15-inch steel wheels, while 17-inch painted aluminum and 18-inch aluminum or chrome-clad wheels are optional.
The 2011 Dodge Caliber seats five occupants in standard cloth or optional leather-trimmed seats.
Other features vary by trim level, and include keyless entry, iPod controls, an audio input jack for mobile devices, leather-trimmed seats, beverage-cooling bin, six-way power driver’s seat, and satellite radio. A voice-activated navigation and audio system (Uconnect), sunroof, heated front seats, and a six-disc CD changer are also available as options.