The Caliber is very cheap to buy, but the running costs aren't sensational for the class, with mediocre fuel economy and emissions figures. Residual values have been uncertain because of the unknown nature of the Dodge brand, but with only niche-market appeal for this car, they aren't all that good.
Dodge Caliber 4x4 quality & reliability
Build quality isn't good, especially in the cabin. It's not just the materials, either. The fit and finish are suspect in some areas, too. Being a new brand in the UK, Dodge's reliability performance is hard to predict, but parent company Chrysler didn't perform well in last year's JD Power Customer Satisfaction Survey.
Dodge Caliber 4x4 safety & security
All cars come with at least two airbags, side-impact bars and a Thatcham category 1 alarm and immobiliser. Upgrading to SE Spec brings you full-length curtain airbags. Diesel versions also get ESP electronic stability program.