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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2012 Dodge Caliber
SE FWD
No Data Available
2020 Dodge Journey
Crossroad FWD
MSRP
$28,595
Invoice
$27,660
Average Price Paid
$26,020
594 listings nationwide

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2012 Dodge Caliber
SE FWD
No Data Available
2020 Dodge Journey
Crossroad FWD
No Data Available

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2012 Dodge Caliber
SE FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$6,123
3 listings nationwide

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2020 Dodge Journey
Crossroad FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,350
425 listings nationwide
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2012 Dodge Caliber
SE FWD
Eric Tallberg Review:

In value and basic hauling needs, the 2012 Dodge Caliber lineup is sur...

The Good: A practical and feature-rich cabin, standard cooled beverage compartme...

The Bad: Lazy acceleration, a noisy and inefficient continuously variable trans...

2020 Dodge Journey
Crossroad FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

For 2020, the midsize Dodge Journey benefits from moderate changes and a simplified lineup. Both Journey trims, the SE Value and Crossroad, include seating for 7 passengers, keyless a...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2012 Dodge Caliber
SE FWD
15
Guru99G4GX writes:
7/10
Family Car Ranked 2008 Jaguar X-TYPE 3.0L Sedan AWD worse.
"it has amazing handling"
Would Buy Ranked 2008 Jaguar X-TYPE 3.0L Sedan AWD better.
"it has awesome top speed and acceleration"
Dante writes:
Great. Needs more power.
10
Doug writes:
My 5-speed manual was a pleasant surprise to me from the moment I gave it a test drive. My only persistent dis...
Power Ranked 2012 Jeep Compass Latitude 4WD worse.
"Caliber felt like a lighter vehicle that was easier for the small 4-cylinder engine to handle."
Family Car Ranked 2012 Jeep Compass Latitude 4WD worse.
"Overall, my Caliber was a very honest, very reliable, very economical, and very unpretentious vehicle. It never left me wishing I had FWD under regular driving conditions and, on the few occasions I drove it on unpaved roads or other mild off-road conditions it performed capably. Even though it was the base model it met every need I had for a durable, comfortable, economical daily driver."
2020 Dodge Journey
Crossroad FWD
10
nursecdillard writes:
Not able to compare rain and snow driving.
Looks/Style Ranked 2016 Dodge Journey SE FWD worse.
"Silver on racks added a little style and the make logo A little flare goes a long way."
Back Seats Ranked 2016 Dodge Journey SE FWD worse.
"Color"

Specs

2012 Dodge Caliber
SE FWD
2020 Dodge Journey
Crossroad FWD
Powertrain 5-Speed Manual 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
24 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
32 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.6 gal 20.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
158 hp @ 6,400 RPM
172 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
141 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
165 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
10.5:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.39 in x 3.39 in
3.46 in x 3.82 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 3 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 3 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 1 stars 5 stars
Rollover 2 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player Optional Standard
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 7 seats
Front Legroom 41.8 in 40.8 in
Back Legroom 35.7 in 36.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 18.4 cu ft 10.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,246 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 173.8 in 192.4 in
Width 68.8 in 83.7 in
Height 60.4 in 66.6 in
Wheelbase 103.7 in 113.8 in

Available Options

2012 Dodge Caliber
SE FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Bright Silver Metallic
  • Bright White Clearcoat
  • Redline 2-Coat Pearl
  • Tungsten Metallic
2020 Dodge Journey
Crossroad FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Billet Clearcoat
  • Contusion Blue Pearlcoat
  • Destroyer Gray Clearcoat
  • Granite Pearlcoat
  • Pitch Black Clearcoat
  • Redline 2 Coat Pearl
  • Vice White

Option Packages

  • Mopar Chrome Accent Package
  • Popular Equipment Group
  • Rear Seat Video Group I

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