Used 2011 Dodge Caliber

2011 Dodge Caliber
List price range
$4,987 - $11,599

Pros

  • Practical interior
  • some useful features not available in competitors.

Cons

  • Lackluster acceleration
  • drab interior design.

Used 2011 Dodge Caliber for Sale

Dodge Caliber 2011 Mainstreet 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
124,674 miles
Used 2011
Dodge Caliber
Mainstreet
Anmo Cars
5.4 mi away
List$4,987
Est.Loan: $93/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
View Details
Dodge Caliber 2011 Heat 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
83,725 miles
Used 2011
Dodge Caliber
Heat
Auto Land Inc.
48.1 mi away
List$5,498
Est.Loan: $103/mo
Great Deal!
Great Deal!
$151 Below Market
View Details
Dealer Notes
low miles, clean carfax
Dodge Caliber 2011 Mainstreet 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
68,805 miles
Used 2011
Dodge Caliber
Mainstreet
Aero Motors
56.8 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $168/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
View Details
Dodge Caliber 2011 Mainstreet 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
62,544 miles
Used 2011
Dodge Caliber
Mainstreet
(1)
CarMax
60.3 mi away
List$10,998
Est.Loan: $206/mo
View Details
Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Dodge Caliber 2011 Mainstreet 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
79,023 miles
Used 2011
Dodge Caliber
Mainstreet
List$5,999
Est.Loan: $112/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
View Details
Dealer Notes
2011 Dodge Caliber ** No Accident History, ** Fresh PA State Inspection and Emissions, 4 Speakers, ABS brakes, Anti-whiplash front head restraints, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Front Bucket Seats, Heated door mirrors, MP3 decoder, Power steering, Power windows, Premium Cloth Bucket Seats, Quick Order Package 24F, Radio data system, Radio: Media Center 130 CD/MP3, Remote keyless entry, SIRIUS Satellite Radio.Clean CARFAX. 27/23 Highway/City MPGCALL US RIGHT NOW TO SCHEDULE A TEST DRIVE @ (888) 419-4867!!! Hello, this is Lanny Kemble, Used Car Manager at Faulkner Dodge Ram Fiat personally inviting you to visit us at 6643 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg. We are located just down the street from Cumberland Valley Highschool. Getting your next vehicle should be as fun and easy as the first time you drive it home. At Faulkner Dodge Ram we believe in a... *Transparent sales process that's FAST and EFFICIENT! * Friendly and Helpful Sales Team that WON'T PRESSURE you! *The best team of Finance Managers in town! * No hassle sell or trade ANY CAR! We need inventory and will pay TOP DOLLAR! So please put us to the test and experience the Faulkner way for yourself!!! Call us now at 1-888-711-7786 to schedule a test drive! Faulkner... TO BE SURE!!!
Dodge Caliber 2011 Mainstreet 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
63,207 miles
Used 2011
Dodge Caliber
Mainstreet
List$6,999
Est.Loan: $131/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
View Details
Dealer Notes
Mainstreet trim. Extra Clean, GREAT MILES 63,207! JUST REPRICED FROM $7,700. Heated Seats, iPod/MP3 Input, CD Player, 2.0L DOHC DUAL VVT 16-VALVE I4 ENGINE... DRIVER CONVENIENCE GROUP, Satellite Radio, Alloy Wheels. CLICK NOW!KEY FEATURES INCLUDESatellite Radio, iPod/MP3 Input, CD Player, Aluminum Wheels. Rear Spoiler, MP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Child Safety Locks, Electronic Stability Control.OPTION PACKAGESDRIVER CONVENIENCE GROUP heated front seats, tire pressure monitoring display, universal garage door opener, vehicle info center, 2.0L DOHC DUAL VVT 16-VALVE I4 ENGINE (STD). Dodge Mainstreet with Bright Silver Metallic exterior and Dark Slate Gray Interior interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 158 HP at 6400 RPM*. Non-Smoker vehicle.AFFORDABLEWas $7,700. Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $18,600*.BUY FROM AN AWARD WINNING DEALERWe are located at 6631 Carlisle Pike Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Faulkner Volkswagen of Mechanicsburg is your Mechanicsburg Volkswagen dealership serving Harrisburg. We are your Harrisburg area VW dealership for new, used and certified pre-owned Volkswagen cars, as well as Volkswagen financing.Pricing analysis performed on 8/16/2018. Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.
Dodge Caliber 2011 Heat 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
23,445 miles
Used 2011
Dodge Caliber
Heat
CarMax
87.2 mi away
List$11,599
Est.Loan: $217/mo
View Details
Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in PA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $118 Document Preparation Charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.

Get more for your trade-in

Edmunds shoppers get on average $235 more for their trade-in.

Receive offers from our dealer partners fast.

See your car's value

Edmunds' Expert Review

Despite having some unique features, the versatile 2011 Dodge Caliber is hamstrung by lethargic performance. There are better hatchbacks to choose from.

vehicle overview

A while back, Chrysler revived one of its earlier slogans that boldly stated: "In the car business, you lead, follow or get out of the way." Obviously, the brand's marketing execs were hoping to convince people that they're leading. But with vehicles like the 2011 Dodge Caliber, it's still very much a case of following.

Based on specs, the Caliber would seem to be very much in the mix. In terms of size, this entry-level Dodge model resides in a sort of middle ground between hatchbacks and small crossover SUVs (though it's still classified as a compact four-door hatchback). A choice of two four-cylinder engines is offered, and the Caliber can haul about as much cargo as other hatchbacks. But in actual execution, it still ends up being pretty mediocre.

Disappointingly, the Caliber lacks the lively performance characteristic of this category. Handling ability and power output from either engine are middling at best. Even some of the Caliber's unique features -- a built-in beverage cooler, rechargeable flashlight and flip-down liftgate speakers -- seem more like curious novelties than enticements. The quality of the interior is also a bit of a disappointment, despite it undergoing a makeover last year.

We recommend looking at segment leaders like the 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring, 2011 Mazda 3, 2011 Scion xB, 2011 Toyota Matrix and 2011 Volkswagen Golf before settling on the 2011 Dodge Caliber. All of these alternatives offer significant performance and interior quality advantages. In the end, Chrysler's tag line has rung true, but perhaps not in the way the company intended.

trim levels & features

The 2011 Dodge Caliber is a compact four-door hatchback offered in five trim levels. The entry-level Express model comes standard with 15-inch steel wheels, heated outside mirrors, air-conditioning, cloth upholstery, 60/40-split-folding rear seats, full power accessories, remote keyless entry, cruise control, a tilt steering wheel, an in-dash beverage cooler, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth connectivity and a four-speaker AM/FM/CD stereo with auxiliary audio/USB jacks and satellite radio.

Stepping up to the Mainstreet trim level adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a chrome grille, a sportier suspension, foglights, a tachometer, a power-adjustable driver seat, a fold-flat front passenger seat, reclining rear seatbacks and a rechargeable flashlight.

The Uptown model gets you rear disc brakes (versus drums), automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats and a premium nine-speaker Boston Acoustics audio system with steering-wheel-mounted controls and flip-down speakers in the liftgate.

The sporty Caliber Heat takes the Mainstreet model's equipment list and adds 18-inch polished alloy wheels, chrome exterior trim, sport-tuned suspension and steering, rear disc brakes (versus drums) and specialized cloth interior trim.

Building on the Caliber Heat is the Rush, which adds a larger 2.4-liter engine, 18-inch chrome-clad alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, automatic climate control, leather upholstery and a premium audio system with a touchscreen interface and 30-gigabyte hard drive.

Many of the options found on the upper trim levels are offered as options on the lower trims. Additionally, a sunroof and a navigation system are also available.

performance & mpg

The front-wheel-drive 2011 Dodge Caliber is offered with a choice of two different four-cylinder engines. A 2.0-liter engine rated at 158 horsepower and 141 pound-feet of torque is standard on all trim levels except the Rush. The Rush gets a 2.4-liter that makes 172 hp and 165 lb-ft of torque. This engine is optional on the Uptown. Transmission choices include a five-speed manual for the Express, Heat and Rush, while a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is standard on the Mainstreet and Uptown. The CVT with manually controlled simulated stepped gears is offered on the Heat and Rush as an option.

Fuel economy is decent across the board, though mileage suffers slightly with the CVT. The 2.0-liter engine returns EPA estimates of 24 mpg city/32 mpg highway and 27 mpg combined with the manual transmission, and 23/27/24 mpg with the CVT. The larger 2.4-liter engine is nearly as good, with EPA ratings of 23 mpg city/29 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined for manual-transmission-equipped models, and 22/27/24 for versions fitted with the CVT.

safety

Standard safety features for the 2011 Caliber include a driver-side knee airbag, side curtain airbags, active front head restraints and antilock brakes (rear drums for the Express and Mainstreet, four-wheel discs for the other trims). Stability control isn't available on the Express but is standard on the remaining trim levels. Front-seat side airbags are offered as options for all but the Express trim.

The Caliber has not been rated using the government's new, more strenuous 2011 crash-testing procedures. Its 2010 ratings (which aren't comparable to 2011 tests) resulted in a perfect score of five out of five stars in both frontal and side impacts. Results were mixed in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests, however, with a top "Good" rating in the frontal-offset tests and a next-to-lowest "Marginal" rating in side-impact tests.

driving

One word to describe how the 2011 Dodge Caliber drives: mediocre. It neither impresses nor really offends behind the wheel. Acceleration is listless with the base 2.0-liter engine and only slightly improves with the 2.4-liter. Either engine, however, is further hindered when saddled with the CVT.

The Caliber's ride quality is generally acceptable, though the sport-tuned suspension in the Heat and Rush models may be too rough for some. Handling, too, is adequate but drivers seeking excitement should look to other hatchbacks or crossovers.

interior

Among competing hatchbacks and crossovers, the 2011 Dodge Caliber's interior ranks midpack. There are plenty of hard plastics inside, but a cabin makeover last year added cushioned materials in key touch points. A decent amount of head- and legroom ensures comfort for front and rear passengers, while the driver benefits from good outward visibility, legible gauges and intuitive controls.

More noteworthy is the Caliber's practicality, with 60/40-split-folding rear seatbacks and a flat load floor to accommodate bulky items. All but the Express trim models (with its flat-folding front passenger seat) can accept longer items, like surfboards or lumber while still being able to close the rear liftgate. Maximum cargo capacity is 48 cubic feet, which is comparable to other hatchbacks, but considerably smaller than some compact crossovers. The Caliber also features some road-trip convenience, adding a beverage cooler built into the glovebox that holds four 12-ounce cans.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2011 Dodge Caliber.

Very average car
challenger9, 1/27/2012
I recently purchased a relatively new 2011 Dodge Caliber Mainstreet for $12,900 it had only 600 miles. I am relatively happy with ownig this car. However, I found that this car to be very slow, the 4cyl, 158 hp engine with the CVT transmisson is very weak. The engine lacks power for changing lanes and going up hills it makes long distance driving very difficult. Extremely poor gas mileage about 20- 24 mpg. Cheap interior and uncomfortable seats. Positive things are exterior styling and interior room. I would never buy this car at retail at $21,000. Howeve, if you can find one at a discounted price I would buy it. They are good commuter cars for providing basic transportation
I love my car so much it's probably unhealthy
bakergirl9, 2/25/2013
I bought this car with 63 miles on it in December 2011. I love the orange color, how it looks like a transformer, and how the dash is set up. For what it is it is a great little car. I live in Colorado and have taken my little Caliber up Jeep trails without issue, so long as I have the clearance I have had no trouble. The manual transmission is really nice and makes it fun to drive. I love driving my car and it does decent in the snow. I have the most basic model you can get and it is comfortable on long trips. This is a fun little car but it is that, a little car. It is not a high performance sports car but it is fun to drive and has been totally reliable. Edmunds asked me to update this. I have had my car since I drove her out of the showroom in 2011. It's now Feb. 2016 and I have only ever done routine maintenance on this car. I got almost 64,000 miles on the original spark plugs. I have driven her from Colorado to New England and all over New England. She handles snow, crappy roads (oh boy are the roads in RI crappy), and everything else like a pro. I love this car still. My only complaint is that the dash is large enough that she isn't comfortable for my very tall (6' 3") boyfriend. The gas mileage could be a little better for the size but I'd take her heft in the snow over gas mileage any day. Asked again to update, I traded her for a Nissan Xterra because I needed an off road capable vehicle. As of March 2017, I only did routine maintenance on the Caliber and would recommend that car to anyone shorter than 6' tall.
2011 Dodge Caliber Heat
Chris B, 4/30/2016
I have owned this car for about 2 years and it has not been a problem (so far). I had expected more mileage from the car being as small as it is-it is a daily commuter and 20 minutes one way and I am about 6' tall and slightly cramped while driving. If you want great reduction in road noise this car requires the best made tires in order to get it, I installed Michelin Defenders and it made the noise acceptable level. Rear hatch has modest areas for groceries but you will need to get creative in the placement of the boxes in order to do a full days shopping with it if you leave the rear seats up while using them. I like the 120volt outlet the car offers in the middle console for utility purposes. I put 225mm Michelin width tires all around the car and it handles like it is on rails and rain and snow are much better now as opposed to the slightly skinnier tires they recommend. Albeit the mileage took a hit some but that is worth the trade to me. Overall, I think the mileage is somewhat unacceptable for the size and weight of this car. That is my biggest complaint about this vehicle. Other than that I have no problems-so far. UPDATE 2 years from review above: * I average 29mpg on summer blend gas with the tire pressure running 34psi around all tires. I notice on winter blend the gas mileage go back to 26.5->27i'sh for some reason. I also had a temporary issue with the throttle body indicator light coming on the instrument panel and running rough after changing the battery. This was resolved after I removed the battery again (terminals) and let the capacitors empty out and the EPROM reset while pressing the gas peddle to the floor all the way up and down to teach the computer the limits of the throttle. This solved the rough idle issue and made the warning light go out...after reconnecting the battery. Plan on keeping the car after I realized how sensitive it is with mid to low tire pressure. Keep about 35psi in the tires and it will average almost 30 if you keep the RPM below 3500. *Update 2018: the car has been going without a problem (so far) and nothing to note at 68976 miles. Considering getting a Dodge Avenger due to having the same 2.0 liter motor which has proven to be dependable. The car has the same motor as 2003 Dodge Neon I had and it never gave me a problem either. I would like to mention that the 2011 Caliber runs MUCH better after I installed new NKG spark plugs (new type) with fancy tips on them. I am beginning to like the car more since it has left me alone and no problems.
Dodge forgot about quality
usspecialist, 10/9/2011
This car was purchased in February 2011 and 3 month into owning the vehicle i notice rust, paint chips, and the rear window started getting a weird diamond pattern. Also, the car started to run rough.
Write a consumer review of your vehicle for a chance to WIN $100!

Features & Specs

MPG
23 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
158 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
24 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
158 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
23 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
158 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
24 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
158 hp @ 6400 rpm
See all Used 2011 Dodge Caliber features & specs

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall3 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat2 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover15.5%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Marginal
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2011 Dodge Caliber
Used 2011 Dodge Caliber Overview

The Used 2011 Dodge Caliber is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Mainstreet 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl CVT), Heat 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M), Uptown 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl CVT), Express 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M), and Rush 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2011 Dodge Caliber?

Save up to $151 on one of 7 Used 2011 Dodge Caliber for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,987 as of08/19/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2011 Dodge Caliber trim styles:

  • The Used 2011 Dodge Caliber Mainstreet is priced between $4,987 and$10,998 with odometer readings between 62544 and124674 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Dodge Caliber Heat is priced between $5,498 and$11,599 with odometer readings between 23445 and83725 miles.

Shop with Edmunds for perks and special offers on used cars, trucks, and SUVs near Ashburn, VA. Doing so could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Edmunds also provides consumer-driven dealership sales and service reviews to help you make informed decisions about what cars to buy and where to buy them.

Which used 2011 Dodge Calibers are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2011 Dodge Caliber for sale near. There are currently 7 used and CPO 2011 Calibers listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $4,987 and mileage as low as 23445 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a used car from our massive database to find cheap prew-owned vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 2011 Dodge Caliber. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $151 on a used or CPO 2011 Caliber available from a dealership near you.