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2007 Dodge Caliber
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New for 2007 is the Dodge Caliber, replacing the Dodge SX 2.0 formerly known as Dodge Neon or Chrysler Neon, depending on the year and trim level. The Caliber is a completely new vehicle, large in size and much larger in appearance with its muscular Dodge front fascia.

With the introduction of the Caliber, Dodge has eliminated any small sedans from their lineup as the Caliber is only available as a 5-door hatchback. In general Canadians love hatchbacks; they (hatchbacks not Canadians) get excellent fuel economy with the capacity to carry large amounts of cargo.

2007 Dodge Caliber
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My tester is equipped with what Dodge calls the E Package or simply the SXT trim. What this includes over the SE trim is 17″ aluminum wheels, body-colour grille, colour-keyed instrument panel bezel, dash bezel, seat inserts and fog lamps all for just $540.

Also included in my tester is the 9 speaker sound system which includes liftgate speakers on the rear hatch which articulate for parking lot bass pounding fun, or just to annoy your neighbours. Included with the 9 speaker system is also a subwoofer and steering wheel stereo controls.

The remaining options include cruise control and a 2.0L 4-Cyl. DOHC 16V Dual VVT Engine mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that produces 158 horsepower at 6400 rpm and 141 lb-ft of torque at 5000 rpm.

2007 Dodge Caliber SXT
MSRP as tested: $20,325

For more information on Dodge and the Caliber visit Dodge Canada

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