The new interior for the Caliber brings with it additional cubby storage space, center storage bin, larger climate controls and seamless passenger airbag cover. Additionally, Dodge created new door-trim panels and center console with armrest split-lid feature padded soft-touch materials for improved passenger comfort.
There will be five versions of the Caliber offered in 2010, namely Express, Mainstreet, Heat, Uptown and Rush. The entry-level Express comes with a price tag of $17,510 (including $630 destination) and offers Uconnect Phone, iPod Control, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, power windows, mirrors and locks, 115-volt power outlet, cruise control, remote keyless entry, tonneau cover, air conditioning and four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS).
Express is followed by Mainstreet, priced at $18,890 (including $630 destination), which adds to the existing features of the entry-level 17-inch aluminum wheels, chromed crosshair grille, body-color door handles, fog lamps, folding front-passenger seat, 60/40 split-folding and reclining rear seat, touring suspension and tachometer.
The Caliber Uptown, wearing a price tag of $20,625 (including $630 destination), features automatic climate control, five-passenger leather seating, power driver’s seat and four-wheel Anti-lock disc Brakes (ABS) and two articulating liftgate speakers.
The Caliber Heat, with its 18-inch polished-aluminum wheels, four-wheel Anti-lock disc Brakes (ABS), performance steering, color-keyed instrument panel and seats, B- and C-pillar blackout accents and five-speed manual transmission comes at a price of $18,625 (including $630 destination), previewing the top-of-the-line Rush.
This last model comes equipped with a 2.4l World Engine developing 172 horsepower and 224 Nm of torque (the other models are equipped with a 2.0l engine). The unit can be paired to a CVT2 with Auto Stick transmission and costs $20,625 (including $630 destination).