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WHAT WAS NEW FOR 2011

2011 Dodge Caliber: Outstanding Utility and Value Tailored for Different Lifestyles

* Six new color options:
Redline 2 Pearl Coat,
Mango Tango Pearl Coat,
Blackberry Pearl Coat,
Dark Charcoal Pearl Coat,
Bright White Clear Coat,
Tungsten Metallic Pearl Coat (late availability)

* 18-in. chrome-clad aluminum wheel now available with the Uptown model

* Red and blue accent stitching added to leather seats with Rush model

* Six-way power driver’s seat standard with Mainstreet model

* Electronic stability control (ESC) now standard with Mainstreet, Heat, Uptown and Rush models

* New navigation radio with SIRIUS Travel Link

* Steering retuned for a more direct and precise feel

* Heat and Rush receive retuned shocks and a thicker rear anti-roll bar.

* To view the complete 2011 Chrysler Group Product Information press release

The major update had already been introduced late in MY10

2010 MODEL YEAR

All-new interior

New instrument panel with center storage bin, bright trim accents and chromed HVAC vents and gauge cluster rings (all models)

New vinyl-wrapped and padded, soft-touch door-trim panels and center console armrest (all models)

Driver and front-passenger active head restraints (all models)

Five-speed manual transmission with 2.0-liter World Gas Engine (standard on Caliber SE and SXT)

The 1.8 litre world engine is dropped.

Sport Appearance package includes new 18-inch polished aluminum wheels, performance suspension and steering (available on Caliber SXT)

Lifestyle packages introduced (mid-model year)

2009 MODEL YEAR

Light Sandstone Metallic Clear Coat replaced Light Khaki Metallic Clear Coat

Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat replaced Steel Blue Metallic Clear Coat

New “Dodge” badge added to liftgate

Body color door handles added SXT models

Medium Pebble Beige carpet replaced Light Pebble Beige carpet

Larger floor mats added on SXT and R/T

Uconnect Multimedia and Uconnect Navigation offered

MusicGate Power™ Sound Group added on SXT Sport model

ABS added on SXT model

Engine compartment and interior floor insulation added, and tuning improvements made to the engine exhaust for a quieter ride

Improved 2009 EPA fuel economy mpg 24/30 (city/hwy) on SE model with 1.8-liter engine and five-speed manual transaxle

SE Plus Package (included air conditioning with Chill Zone,™ air filtering and 17-inch aluminum wheels and tires)

Premium Sound Group (included leather-wrapped steering wheel with remote audio controls, MusicGate Power™ nine-speaker sound system with Boston Acoustics Premium Sound System on SXT model)

Driver Convenience Group included compass, Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), HomeLink universal home transceiver, auto-dimming rearview mirror, Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM), Uconnect Phone and heated seats

Security Group for SXT included front-seat side air bags, engine oil cooler (2.0L only), trailer tow wiring harness, security alarm, daytime running lamps and ESC

Security Group for R/T included front-seat side air bags, engine oil cooler, trailer tow wiring harness, security alarm, daytime running lamps, ESC and Uconnect Navigation

2008 MODEL YEAR

Surf Blue Pearl Coat replaced Marine Blue Crystal Pearl Coat

Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat replaced Black Clear Coat

New Dark Slate Gray interior added

Interior chromed door handles added on all models

Chromed accents added on heating and air conditioning knobs on all models

Chromed accent ring on radio knobs added on all models

Chromed accents on cluster rings added on all models

SXT model added standard 17-inch aluminum wheels, soft tonneau cover, Stain Repel seat fabric, floor mats, speed control and cabin air filtration system packaged with air conditioning

SXT Sport Package added standard fog lamps, leather-wrapped steering wheel, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and SIRIUS Satellite radio

R/T model added standard heated front seats, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, MusicGate Power™ Sound Group, Boston Acoustics Premium Sound System and floor mats

SIRIUS Satellite Radio offered with more than 130 channels of radio programming

Engine and transmission calibrations further refined for improved drivability and reduced powertrain noise
Popular Equipment Group (included power windows, window locks and remote keyless entry, soft tonneau cover, speed control and floor mats) available on SE model

Cabin air filtration system bundled with air conditioning available on SE model

Popular Equipment Group II (included leather-wrapped steering wheel, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, fog lamps and SIRIUS Satellite Radio) available on SXT model

Premium Sound Group (included MusicGate Power™ sound system and Boston Acoustics Premium Sound System) available on SXT model

Security Group included Security Alarm, daytime running lamps and ESC on SXT and R/T models

Uconnect Phone bundled with Driver Convenience Group on SXT and R/T models
 

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2012 Dodge Caliber

Dodge Caliber carries over to the 2012 model year with a simplified model lineup,
dropping the Caliber R/T trim level and its 2.4-liter I-4.

The remaining trim levels for 2012 are the base Caliber SE, mid-level Caliber SXT and top-shelf Caliber SXT Plus.

The Caliber SXT Plus takes the SXT and tacks on a chrome exhaust tip, black B-pillar applique, and chrome body side moldings.

Available colors continue: Redline 2 Pearl Coat,Bright White Clear Coat, Tungsten Metallic Pearl Coat along with 'classic' (since Day 1) Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat and the Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat.

Three of the new color options introduced in MY11 are dropped:
Mango Tango Pearl Coat, Blackberry Pearl Coat, Dark Charcoal Pearl Coat.
 
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