This small four-door hatchback has a raised seating position similar to that of a small SUV. Interior fit and finish is subpar and the styling impedes visibility, but there are some clever interior storage features. The ride is sound but unexceptional, and handling is lackluster but ultimately secure. The continuously variable transmission works well, but the version we tested with the 2.0-liter engine is noisy, lacked punch, and fuel economy wasn't impressive. There are better hatchbacks available. The Caliber will be discontinued, and replaced by the Dodge Dart small car.
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