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Dodge Caliber Hatchback boot space, practicality and safety

2006 - 2009 (change model)
Practicality rating: 3.5 out of 53.5

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

The Dodge was awarded a four-star rating (out of five) for adult occupant safety by Euro NCAP and all cars feature full length side curtain airbags, as well as drive and passenger front airbags. Electronic Stability Program (ESP) is standard on diesel models while petrol cars get a tyre pressure monitoring system.

The Caliber has plenty of family-friendly features and a generous luggage capacity. The boot is large enough for a couple of suitcases and the rear seats split and fold 60/40 for extra space. Most models also have a flat folding front passenger seat. In the front there’s a split level glove box, which has a central compartment that’s air-conditioned to keep four cans of drink chilled.

Above the rear headrests there’s an interior light which can be removed and doubles as a rechargeable torch. An optional extra called Music Gate features a stereo with speakers that articulate and project sound from the back when the tailgate is open to provide musical accompaniment to your outdoor activities.

Euro NCAP rating

What is Euro NCAP?
Adult Occupant: 4 out of 5
Child Occupant: 4 out of 5
Vulnerable Road User: 1 out of 5

Equipment and options

Each trim level will have different equipment offerings.
Basic equipment (18)
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
Standard Equipment
Optional Equipment
S Standard Equipment (2)
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
S Optional Equipment (1)
  • Traction control
SE Standard Equipment (4)
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Steel wheels
SE Optional Equipment (1)
  • Traction control
SXT Standard Equipment (4)
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
SXT Optional Equipment (1)
  • Traction control
SXT Sport Standard Equipment (5)
  • Air conditioning
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
SXT Sport Optional Equipment (1)
  • Traction control


Length 4415mm
Width 1800mm
Height 1535mm
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