From Dodge press: The 2009 Dodge Caliber combines five-star safety ratings, value, bold styling and innovative features for its third year in production. Caliber offers Dodge attitude packaged with the versatility of a sport-utility vehicle (SUV) and the affordability and fuel efficiency of a compact car.
Three World Engine offerings (1.8-, 2.0- and 2.4-liter) provide class-leading horsepower (148, 158 and 172, respectively), as well as excellent fuel efficiency. For 2009, Dodge Caliber is available in a front-wheel-drive configuration on the SE, SXT and R/T models.
The 2009 Dodge Caliber earned the U.S. government’s highest five-star frontal crash test rating for both the driver and front passenger, thanks to the vehicle’s solid, high-strength steel structure and safety and security features including standard advanced multi-stage driver and front passenger air bags, standard side-curtain air bags and a standard driver’s side inflatable knee blocker.
To reduce noise, the 2009 Dodge Caliber’s engine compartment and interior floor have added insulation, and tuning improvements have been made to the engine exhaust for a quieter ride.