2012 Dodge Caliber Trims

Average Price:$12,901
As the base trim of the 2012 Dodge Caliber lineup, the SE nevertheless provides an optimal level of standard appearance, comfort and convenience features. This compact 5-passenger, 5-do... Read More

As the base trim of the 2012 Dodge Caliber lineup, the SE nevertheless provides an optimal level of standard appearance, comfort and convenience features. This compact 5-passenger, 5-door hatchback comes equipped with 47.4 cubic feet of total cargo area, as well as a rear spoiler, 15-inch steel wheels and heated power-adjustable mirrors on the outside. Inside, look for premium cloth upholstery, full power accessories and air conditioning, all standard. A cooled beverage container is also among this little people-hauler’s standard accoutrements, as are cruise control and tilt-wheel steering. Front and rear floor mats help keep things clean, while a 60-watt system that flaunts an MP3-capable single-CD player, 4 speakers and satellite radio remains standard entertainment.

Options for this base Caliber consist of available 17-inch alloy wheels and Uconnect infotainment with Bluetooth capability, a 6.5-inch touchscreen display and as a bonus add-on, rear-seat DVD entertainment.

Powering the front-wheel-drive (FWD) 2012 Caliber SE hatchback is the ubiquitous 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine that mates with a standard 5-speed manual transmission (with hill start assist feature) for 158 hp and 141 lb-ft of torque. Look for estimated mileage of 23 mpg city/27 highway with standard variable valve timing (VVT), while towing capabilities are limited to a maximum of 1,500 pounds with the proper equipment.

Standard safety equipment, finally, includes electronic brakeforce distribution, emergency braking assist, traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, and front head restraint whiplash protection.

Powertrain: 2.0L 158 hp I4 Engine, FWD, 5-Speed Manual Transmission, MPG: 28
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Knee airbags: driver · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input: jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: Sirius · Total Number of Speakers: 4
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Front brake diameter: 11.5 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 9.0 · Rear brake width: 0.9 · Rear brakes: drum
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Material: carpet, cargo area carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear
Convenience Features Center console: front console with split-level storage, front console with armrest · Cruise control · Cupholders: illuminated · Multi-function remote: controls doors, trunk, panic alarm · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Rear power outlet: 115V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: in dash, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets - front
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 4.12
Engine 50 State Emissions · Alternator: 120 amps · Battery: maintenance-free, 525 CCA
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: black · Grille color: body-color · Rear spoiler: roofline spoiler · Rear spoiler color: body-color
Headrests Fixed rear headrests · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display
Interior Chrome accents
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: speed sensitive central locking, remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: heated, power · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual, with sliding extensions
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Folding · Rear heat: vents · Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: dual front · Automatic hazard warning lights · Energy absorbing steering column · Impact sensor: door unlock, fuel cut-off
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control: electronic · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.6 · Turns lock-to-lock: 2.88
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Rim type: steel · Wheel covers: full
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Lockout button · One-touch windows: 1 · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent, with washer · Solar-tinted glass
ACG 17" Aluminum Wheel Group $325
RSP Uconnect Voice Command W/Bluetooth $325
JPS 6-Way PWR Driver Seat $300
NHK Engine Block Heater $95
-HI Hawaii Delivery $50
AWS Smokers Group $50
WCL 15" X 6.0" Steel Wheels $0
WFE 17" X 6.5" Aluminum Wheels $0
ECN 2.0L DOHC Dual VVT 16-Valve I4 Engine $0
2BC 2BC Se Customer Preferred Order Selection PKG $0
DD7 5-Speed Manual Transmission $0
C7DV Dark Slate Gray Interior, Premium Cloth Front Bucket Seats $0
C7V3 Dark Slate/Medium Graystone Interior, Premium Cloth Front Bucket Seats $0
TPB P205/70R15 All-Season BSW Tires $0
TTU P215/60R17 All-Season Touring BSW Tires $0
SXT Plus
Average Price:$14,486
Essentially sharing top billing with its SXT sibling in the 2012 Dodge Caliber trim lineup is the Caliber SXT Plus. This 5-passenger, 5-door compact hatchback wagon comes in front-wheel... Read More

Essentially sharing top billing with its SXT sibling in the 2012 Dodge Caliber trim lineup is the Caliber SXT Plus. This 5-passenger, 5-door compact hatchback wagon comes in front-wheel- drive (FWD) only and offers 47.4 cubic feet of total cargo area, while a sport-tuned suspension gives it a tad more panache on the road.

Outside, look for a standard rear spoiler, 18-inch polished alloy wheels and heated power-adjustable mirrors, while the cabin boasts upgraded cloth upholstery, sport-oriented gauges and switches, reclining rear seats, a height-adjustable driver’s seat and a fold-flat front passenger seat. Then there are such added standard goodies as a chilled beverage container, cruise control, tilt-wheel steering, air conditioning and front and rear floor mats. Standard entertainment, of course, remains a 66-watt stereo with MP3-capable single-CD player, 4 speakers and satellite radio.

Of all the optional equipment for this top-shelf Caliber, probably the most noteworthy is a 368-watt Boston Acoustics system that boasts 9 Surround Sound speakers including a pair of articulating tailgate speakers, as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio controls.

Further options include upgraded Uconnect infotainment with Bluetooth hands-free calling, a 6.5-inch display, 30GB hard drive and rear-seat DVD entertainment. Hard-drive-based navigation is also available, as is a power sunroof, each in standalone form, while a couple of optional Security Group packages add daytime running lights, front side-mounted airbags, remote engine start, a remote antitheft alarm and a trailer wiring harness.

The ubiquitous 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine with variable valve timing (VVT) remains the sole powerplant offering in the 2012 Caliber SXT Plus. Mated with the standard 5-speed manual transmission, the four-banger is good for 158 hp and 141 lb-ft of torque, with mileage estimated at 24 mpg city/32 highway. Furthermore, a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is available in this flagship trim for added convenience, but mileage falls to 23/27. Finally, towing with either transmission is maxed out at 1,500 pounds with the proper equipment installed.

Standard safety features for the 2012 Caliber SXT Plus, meantime, include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Front fog/driving lights also come standard, while the aforementioned Security Group packages are offered as optional safety items.

Adds to SE:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Knee airbags: driver · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input: jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: Sirius · Total Number of Speakers: 4
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Front brake diameter: 11.5 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.3 · Rear brake width: 1.4 · Rear brakes: solid disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Material: carpet, cargo area carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Reading lights: front
Convenience Features Assist handle: front and rear · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with split-level storage, front console with armrest · Cruise control · Cupholders: illuminated · Multi-function remote: controls doors, trunk, panic alarm · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Rear power outlet: 115V · Rechargeable flashlight: cargo area · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: door pockets - front, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, in dash
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 4.12
Engine 50 State Emissions · Alternator: 120 amps · Battery: maintenance-free, 525 CCA
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Grille color: chrome · Rear spoiler: roofline spoiler · Rear spoiler color: body-color
Headrests Fixed rear headrests · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Tachometer
Interior Chrome accents
Lights Front fog lights
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: speed sensitive central locking, remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: heated, power · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual, with sliding extensions
Passenger Seat Folds flat · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Folding: flat folding · Rear heat: vents · Reclining · Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: dual front · Automatic hazard warning lights · Energy absorbing steering column · Impact sensor: door unlock, fuel cut-off
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control: electronic · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.6 · Turns lock-to-lock: 2.88
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Sport Suspension · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season, performance
Wheels Rim type: aluminum
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Lockout button · One-touch windows: 1 · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent, with washer · Solar-tinted glass
AMA Premium Sound Group $1,150
DAV Continuously Variable Transaxle II $1,000
GWG PWR Open/Close Sunroof $845
AJV Driver Convenience Group $550
AJB Security Group $500
RSP Uconnect Voice Command W/Bluetooth $325
NHK Engine Block Heater $95
-HI Hawaii Delivery $50
AWS Smokers Group $50
ECN 2.0L DOHC Dual VVT 16-Valve I4 Engine $0
24J 24J SXT Plus Customer Preferred Order Selection PKG $0
2BJ 2BJ SXT Plus Customer Preferred Order Selection PKG $0
DD7 5-Speed Manual Transmission $0
CXP Blue Seat Insert $0
C7DV Dark Slate Gray Interior, Premium Cloth Front Bucket Seats $0
-NREG National Delivery $0
CXR Red Seat Insert $0
Average Price:$14,432
Boasting a firmer suspension, a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and some added appearance and cabin bling, the 2012 Dodge Caliber SXT represents the priciest trim in the Calibe... Read More

Boasting a firmer suspension, a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and some added appearance and cabin bling, the 2012 Dodge Caliber SXT represents the priciest trim in the Caliber lineup. Besides 47.4 cubic feet of total cargo room, a standard rear spoiler and heated power-adjustable mirrors, this 5-passenger, 5-door compact hatchback sports a chrome grille, body-color exterior trim moldings, 17-inch painted alloy wheels, premium cloth upholstery, height-adjustable driver’s seat, reclining rear seats and a fold-flat front passenger seat. Of course, air conditioning and the touted cooled beverage container are delivered aboard this top-shelf trim, while cruise control, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and tilt-wheel steering also come standard. Entertainment, finally, comes via a 66-watt audio system boasting Uconnect voice-activated convenience, an MP3-capable single-CD player, 4 speakers and satellite radio.

Options-wise, the 2012 Caliber SXT remains eligible for upgraded Uconnect infotainment, with Bluetooth hands-free calling, a 6.5-inch touchscreen display, rear-seat DVD entertainment and a 30GB hard drive. Additionally, navigation and a power sunroof can be delivered as standalone options.

Package-wise, the available Driver Convenience Group comes with heated front seats and a universal remote garage door opener, as well as a vehicle information center and a 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. Finally, a pair of available Security Group packages offers, in the more elaborate selection, daytime running lights, front side-mounted airbags, remote engine start, a remote antitheft alarm and a trailer wiring harness.

Standard power in the front-wheel-drive-only (FWD) 2012 Caliber SXT remains a 2.0-liter variable-valve-timed (VVT) inline 4-cylinder engine. Under the management of the marginally reworked CVT, this mini-hatchback will put out 158 hp and 141 lb-ft of torque, with mileage estimated at 23 mpg city/27 highway. Towing, meanwhile, remains maxed out at 1,500 pounds when this little hatchback is properly equipped.

Standard safety features in Dodge’s midlevel compact hatchback include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front head restraint whiplash protection and front and rear head airbags. Front fog/driving lights are standard, as well, with either of the available Security Group packages offering some extra safety equipment, along with an available remote antitheft alarm.

Adds to SE:
Enhanced Powertrain: Continuously Variable Transmission, MPG: 25
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Knee airbags: driver · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input: jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: Sirius · Total Number of Speakers: 4
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Front brake diameter: 11.5 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.3 · Rear brake width: 1.4 · Rear brakes: solid disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Material: carpet, cargo area carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Reading lights: front
Convenience Features Assist handle: front and rear · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with split-level storage, front console with armrest · Cruise control · Cupholders: illuminated · Multi-function remote: controls doors, trunk, panic alarm · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Rear power outlet: 115V · Rechargeable flashlight: cargo area · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: in dash, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets - front
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 6.12
Engine 50 State Emissions · Alternator: 120 amps · Battery: maintenance-free, 525 CCA
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Grille color: chrome · Rear spoiler: roofline spoiler · Rear spoiler color: body-color
Headrests Fixed rear headrests · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Tachometer
Interior Chrome accents
Lights Front fog lights
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: speed sensitive central locking, remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: heated, power · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual, with sliding extensions
Passenger Seat Folds flat · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Folding: flat folding · Rear heat: vents · Reclining · Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: dual front · Automatic hazard warning lights · Energy absorbing steering column · Impact sensor: door unlock, fuel cut-off
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control: electronic · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.6 · Turns lock-to-lock: 2.88
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear · Touring Suspension
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season, touring
Wheels Rim type: aluminum
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Lockout button · One-touch windows: 1 · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent, with washer · Solar-tinted glass
GWG PWR Open/Close Sunroof $845
AJB Security Group $750
RBZ Media Center 430 $640
AJV Driver Convenience Group $550
RSP Uconnect Voice Command W/Bluetooth $325
JPS 6-Way PWR Driver Seat $300
NHK Engine Block Heater $95
-HI Hawaii Delivery $50
AWS Smokers Group $50
ECN 2.0L DOHC Dual VVT 16-Valve I4 Engine $0
24F 24F SXT Customer Preferred Order Selection PKG $0
DAV Continuously Variable Transaxle II $0
C7DV Dark Slate Gray Interior, Premium Cloth Front Bucket Seats $0
C7V3 Dark Slate/Medium Graystone Interior, Premium Cloth Front Bucket Seats $0
-NREG National Delivery $0