Dodge Caliber

Dodge found the replacement for the Neon which was quite a task given the moderately successful run of the model. The Dodge Caliber is a compact car produced by the Dodge division of DaimlerChrysler. As the Neon replacement, the Caliber is one of the first modern Dodge-branded vehicles for sale in the European market. On January 10, 2006 at the North American International Auto Show the Caliber made its way into the spotlight. This is a great starter car given the low initial cost and the lost cost to operate. The base price is $13,985. This vehicle enters a segment that is also occupied by the new Chevrolet HHR, the Toyota Matrix, the Pontiac Vibe, the new Nissan Versa and the Suzuki SX4.

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The Dodge Caliber has some mechanical highlights to offer the prospective buyer. It offers a continuously variable transmission known as the CVT2, which is sourced from Jatco, a Nissan subsidiary. This is the second DaimlerChrysler model to employ this technology after the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. It uses a four-cylinder 1.8’2.4 L GEMA gasoline engine. The Caliber also offers an optional electronically controlled all-wheel drive system with variable torque between speeds of 25 and 65 mph for optimal handling, which is just another reason that it is a good car for first time drivers. The Caliber can be found on the assembly line at the Belvidere, Illinois plant, which also happens to be where its predecessor was produced. Dodge is making further headway with the Caliber by introducing it in Asia. The Caliber has already gone on sale in Singapore. It has also marked the return of the Dodge brand to Australia, for the first time since the early 1970′s. It sure appears that Dodge is going to try to make a name for itself even if it cannot keep up in the American market. For more information on the Dodge CaliberĀ go here. You can also receive instant auto shipping costsĀ for the Caliber using our online rate calculator.