What Edmunds.com says...
The 2009 Dodge Caliber is versatile and has some unique features, but a low-quality cabin and underwhelming performance keep this model near the bottom of the small-wagon/hatchback list.
Versatile interior, wide range of engine choices, high safety scores.
Sluggish acceleration from CVT-equipped models, low-quality interior materials, unimpressive build quality.
For 2009, the Dodge Caliber receives only minor changes. Most significant is the availability of new hard-drive-based music and navigation systems. The Caliber also gains added sound insulation to help reduce road noise. Finally, all-wheel drive, previously available for the R/T trim level, has been dropped completely.