The steering column adjusts only for height, so some drivers might struggle to get comfortable. More worryingly, the quality of the materials used in the cabin's construction leaves a lot to be desired. The plastics are hard, scratchy and very cheap looking, giving the whole cabin a very low-rent feel.
Dodge Caliber 4x4 space & practicality
The amount of cabin space you get in the Caliber is average by the standards of the class. However, the car itself is quite a bit bigger than most small hatchbacks, so we'd expected more. The boot is smaller than expected, too, but the rear seats and the front passenger seat all fold down to create a usefully flat loadbay.
Dodge Caliber 4x4 equipment
All Calibers are well equipped for the money, with entry-level models getting four electric windows, remote central locking and a CD player, but no air-con - that's a £495 option, which is the cost of upgrading to the next trim, SE. SE trim brings you air-conditioning, and SXT gives you alloy wheels and leather upholstery. SXT Sport trim tops the range, and carries pretty much everything the Caliber has to offer.