Dodge Caliber Review | Emmaus PA Dodge Dealer

Allentown and Bethlehem Car Buyers, Upgrade Your Driving Standards with a Used Dodge Caliber

 

Dodge Caliber

We'll be honest; when the Dodge Caliber was first introduced as a replacement to the popular Neon, it looked pretty good on paper; a huge interior, compact exterior and unique innovative features such as tailgate speakers and a hatchback-esque body. Having all the makings of a best seller, the Caliber failed to live up to the promise due to better competition, along with some internal problems at the company itself. The Caliber was quietly discontinued by Dodge, marking the end of its five year tenure.

Though not exactly the best choice at its time, a used Dodge Caliber does make for a compelling choice today. This is due to the inexpensive rates at which some of these SUVs are being sold in Allentown and Bethlehem, going for as little as $8000. If you're looking for a practical SUV on a budget, a used Dodge Caliber can serve as a good choice. Try going for a post-2010 model that serves even better with an upgraded interior and certain feature upgrades. In fact, we have some used models available in stock right now at Kelly CDJR.

Engine

Used Dodge Caliber models for Allentown and Bethlehem are available with a variety of engines, a 1.8 liter 4 cylinder being the runt of the pack. The small engine had a power capacity of just 148hp, and was discontinued by Dodge around 2010. The upgraded base engine was a 2 liter 4 cylinder that could produce 158hp. There are also some models with a 2.4 liter and a turbocharged version of the same engine, producing 174hp and 285hp respectively. Transmission choices ranged from automatic and manual to CVT, while most models came with an AWD system.

We'll admit that the 1.8 liter was a big letdown on the roads of Allentown and Bethlehem. However, the upgraded higher powered engines were an entirely different story, being powerful engine to even do some light hauling here and there.

Features

Most used Dodge Caliber models come in three trims; SE, SXT and R/T. The basic trim had an impressive array of features, including air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, cruise control and a full set of safety features. The upgraded trims raised the bar with even more niceties, including bigger wheels, firmer suspension, better brakes and stability control. Have a look at Kelly CDJR's inventory of used Dodge Caliber models to find the best deals around Allentown and Bethlehem.

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