2007 Dodge Caliber R/T AWD Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2007 Dodge Caliber - Road Test Specs

2007 Dodge Caliber Coupe

(2.4L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)


Model year2007
ModelCaliber R/T AWD
StyleCompact wagon
Base MSRP$19,985
As-tested MSRP$21,450


Drive typeAll-wheel Drive
Engine typeInline 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valves, VVT
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2360cc (144 cu-in)
Valvetraindouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)9.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)172 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)165 @ 4,400
Transmission typeContinuously Variable Transmission


Suspension, frontIndependent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, mutlilink, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typePower-assisted rack and pinion
Tire brandFirestone
Tire modelFirehawk GTA 03
Tire typeperformance
Tire size, frontP215/55R18
Tire size, rearP215/55R18
Wheel size18 X 7.0
Wheel materialalloy
Brakes, front4-wheel disc brakes, front ventilated disc, rear solid disc
Brakes, reardisc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)6.6
0-60 mph (sec.)10.1
0-75 mph (sec.)15.4
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)17.7 @ 79.7
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)120
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)64.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.75
Sound level @ idle (dB)42.0
@ Full throttle (dB)73.6
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)66.9

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsNot impressive. The best times were produced using manual mode, but allowing the CVT to upshift by itself, which it did before redline.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsPoor brake pedal feel. Effort is high compared to the decel "g" you get. Stopping distance is OK depite pedal feel.
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsBizarre steering feel and response. Heavy on-throttle understeer is hard to modulate. Lots of body roll. Reasonable grip -- big tires. The CVT makes the slalom test difficult -- neutral throttle won't stabilize speed, making it hard to find the correct entry speed.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)75
Temperature (°F)65
Wind (mph, direction)3.0

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)23 City 26 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)21.5
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)13.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,308
Length (in.)173.8
Width (in.)68.8
Height (in.)60.4
Wheelbase (in.)103.7
Track, front (in.)59.8
Track, rear (in.)59.8
Turning circle (ft.)37.2
Legroom, front (in.)41.8
Legroom, rear (in.)35.6
Headroom, front (in.)40
Headroom, rear (in.)38.9
Shoulder room, front (in.)54.2
Shoulder room, rear (in.)53.4
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)18.5
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)48


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain3 years/36,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceN/A


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsN/A
Head airbagsStandard, front
Knee airbagsdriver only
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic Brakeforce Distribution -- EBD
Traction controlN/A
Stability controlN/A
Rollover protectionN/A
Emergency assistance systemN/A
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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