Sunroof(s), Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input, Alloy Wheels, Overhead Airbags, Air Conditioning
4 Cylinders, 2WD, 2.0L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 58K Miles, Black/Black
I really love my car... It has just the right amount of room... I feel safe in it...
We bought this car to replace a large SUV. With our oldest daughter in college now, we didn't need to haul five people around, just 4. We still wanted a car that would haul a lot of stuff if needed. This is a great hatchback. We can't imagine why anyone would want a trunk when you can have a hatchback. Easy in. Easy out. Seats fold flat. This car is a great balance of space, mileage and performance. We took the car to Florida this spring break (from Indiana) and we got 31 MPG on highway and 25 MPG around town. The car is solid and feels very safe. We saw reviews commenting on the lack of power. We just have not found that to be a problem. We never feel like we don't have enough power to enter traffic, pass at highway speeds, etc. No, we can't burn out at a stoplight, or beat a performance vehicle off the line, but then again, we don't care to do that. Final thought - comfort. We drove straight through from Tampa to Indy - 21 hours door to door with stops - and my back/behind/legs NEVER got tired or achy the whole way. VERY comfortable seats. So...we love our Caliber. (Okay, one more final thought) we liked the interior of the 2010 and newer over the interior of the 2009. Compare both. Maybe you'll like both, but we liked the 2010 much more. Better style and quality appearance.
Car gets great gas mileage and is fun to drive, but could use more power. Nice amenities, but a little short on front leg room. The car handles well, and preforms well on the mountain roads where I live. I get at least one unsolicited comment per week from strangers on how they like the appearance of the car. This car is perfect for commuting.