The 2012 Dodge Caliber hatchback comes with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that makes 158 horsepower. It's connected to either a 5-speed manual gearbox or an optional continuously-variable transmission (CVT).
Standard safety equipment includes seat-mounted side air bags, first- and second-row side-curtain air bags, anti-lock brakes, brake assist and traction control, driver and front-passenger active head restraints and tire pressure monitoring.
The base SE comes well equipped, with an MP3/CD stereo, one year of satellite radio, power windows and door locks, keyless entry and cruise control. The SXT adds a standard CVT transmission, touring suspension, 17-inch aluminum wheels, fog lamps and stability control. The SXT Plus includes sport suspension, 18-inch alloys and a sporty body kit.
Notable options include blue or red seat inserts and a power sunroof. The Media Center 430 with a 30GB hard drive and touch screen and a 6-way power seat.