2008 Dodge Caliber Overview

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Trims

R/T
Avg. Price: $9,024
R/T AWD
Avg. Price: $9,193
SE
Avg. Price: $7,822
SRT4
Avg. Price: $12,775
SXT
Avg. Price: $8,387

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Average User Score

4.15 stars

Based on 51 reviews

Freaking Awesome. I Love My Puck. by Adriane
 — Great performance and quality, especially for a Chrysler/Mopar product. At two and a half years and almost 40k miles, the motor is still smooth and quiet, clutch is tight, A/C is ice cold and heater... Read More
Buy The Car !!! by RenĂ©
 — The performance is just awesome, the turbocharger on this things pushing 285HP and 265 torque gets the car accelerating from 0-60KM/H in the mid 6 seconds. With the independant suspension and for it t... Read More
Gas Mileage Surprise! by LacPac
 — #1 benfit is gas mileage. I consistently get more mileage than the avg city and highway on the Window sticker...this amazes me. As much as 32mpg on the highway at 65-70mph with the 2.0 CVT. Trans take... Read More

2008 Dodge Caliber Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 51 reviews

2008 Dodge Caliber

Not much changed for the Dodge Caliber in 2008.  This unique SUV-hatchback-station wagon compact has 4 doors and seats 5.  The Caliber comes in 4 trims: the SE, SXT, R/T FWD, and R/T AWD.

Think of the SE and SXT as the more basic trims and the R/T as the more premium trim.  The SE and SXT have a standard 1.8 L, 148 hp engine with 5 speed manual transmission that you can upgrade to a 2.0 L, 158 hp model.  The R/T features a 2.4 L, 172 hp engine with 2 speed continuously variable transmission.  All trims include standard front and side curtain airbags.  Gas mileage comes out to 28 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway.

Overall, reviewers like the '08 Caliber's innovative design, comfort, and conservative fuel economy.  On the other hand, you'd like to see a little more horsepower in a modern day vehicle.  In any event, pick up a Dodge Caliber if you want comfort and finesse in a truly unique package.

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Dodge Caliber Questions

honest2
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Is 7.5 Litre Gas Good

I find my 2008 Calibre very hard on gas, plus is there a recall on these cars.

116 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 years ago)
honest2
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Call Back

I received a reply from you stating there was a recall on this car and wanted to know if mine was one of them. My ID number is --1B3HB48B98D506958

92 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 years ago)
ellissa321
0

Cant Get Gear To Shift Out Of Park

1,151 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)
dnewsome
0

Can You Tell If Fluid Is Low When Driving?

94 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 years ago)
Glenda Kinney
70

Will Not Shift Into Gear.

Car is in park and will not go into reverse or forward.

1,409 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 years ago)