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Dodge Caliber Hatchback review

2006 - 2009 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 52.5

At a glance

Price new £12,335 - £16,845
Used prices £325 - £2,270
Road tax cost £255 - £385
Insurance group 14 - 19
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 381 - 527 miles
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Pros & cons


Bold styling, practical touches, decent boot, VW-sourced diesel engine


Cheap and naff looking interior, poor handling, lacks refinement

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


The Caliber is a tough-looking hatchback that certainly stands out. It’s described as a ‘crossover’ which means it supposedly combines the practicality and styling of an off-roader with the road-holding of a family hatch. In reality this doesn’t quite work. Although the Caliber is spacious and reasonably well-equipped, the interior has a distinctly budget look, it’s poor to drive and doesn’t feel especially well built.

The one strong point is the diesel engine – although this is actually sourced from Volkswagen -aside from that there’s little else to recommend the Dodge.