2012 Dodge Caliber

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2012 Dodge Caliber Ratings


Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Compact Car of 2012

All J.D. Power rankings are powered by VIN verified vehicle owners. See ratings methodology.

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Dodge Caliber after 90-days of ownership.
  • Flexibility of seat configurations
  • Interior storage spaces
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Dodge Caliber during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • Vehicle's handling on curves
  • Styling of the dashboard

Performance Specs

MPG City

22 - 24


27 - 32


158 - 172


1 speed, CVT, 5 speed, Manual


Gas I4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Dodge Caliber Review

Versatility with VROOM–the 2012 Dodge Caliber! The bold styling crossover design innovative features and affordable power offer Dodge attitude packaged with capability versatility and fuel-efficiency. Are you looking for something different? Then look no further then the Dodge Caliber SE. With unique features like a sliding armrest with an MP3 player or cell phone holder and variable height leather seating. Add to that a sunroof a 6 disc CD changer and flip-down tailgate speakers that let you take the party outside! The Caliber features Five Door Versatility with four passenger doors and a rear lift-gate for easy access to a generous interior and 60/40 seats that flip down for even more cargo space The VROOM is in the speedy 2.4 liter four cylinder pumping out 172 horsepower. Come along for the ride! The 2012 Dodge Caliber- It’s anything but CUTE! Dodge - grab life by the horns.

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