NEW FOR 2010:

– SRT4 discontinued
– 1.8-litre four-cylinder discontinued
– Redesigned interior
– Standard active head restraints and iPod connectivity
– SXT adds standard power heated mirrors and chrome body side moulding
– New SXT Sport Plus Group option
– Optional SXT with Security Group package adds available remote starter

For 2010, the Dodge Caliber loses its high-performance SRT4 edition, as well as its base 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine. The SE and SXT receive a redesigned interior, including a restyled and painted upper instrument panel, soft-touch centre console armrest, restyled door pads, longer seat recline handle, improved seat track covers, improved air conditioning performance, and electric temperature controls that replace the previous cables.

All models receive whiplash-reducing active head restraints and an iPod connector packaged in the lower glovebox, while the SXT adds standard power heated mirrors and chrome moulding, and an available Sport Plus Group package.

The Caliber uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder with five-speed manual transmission or optional CVT; trim lines are the Canada Value Package, SE and SXT.

Features on the Canada Value Package include 15-inch steel wheels, floor mats, electroluminescent gauges, cloth bucket seats, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input and iPod connectivity, floor console with sliding armrest, liftgate-mounted spoiler, illuminated cupholders, rear spoiler, manual locks and windows, manual mirrors, tilt steering column, driver’s side inflatable knee blocker, tire pressure monitoring system, variable intermittent wipers, and rear washer/wiper.

The SE adds air conditioning, Chill Zone cooled glovebox, Sirius satellite radio, chrome body side moulding, luxury floor mats, and cruise control.

The SXT adds 17-inch steel wheels, touring suspension, power locks with keyless entry, cargo cover, fold-flat front passenger seat, body-colour door handles, power heated mirrors, 115-volt power outlet, power windows, tachometer, and illuminated entry.

The available SXT Sport Plus package adds 18-inch chrome wheels, four-wheel disc brakes, fog lamps, body-colour accents, cruise control, UConnect hands-free system, Sirius satellite radio, and leather-wrapped steering wheel.

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