Positive Post Of The Day: New Dodge Caliber Interior Is Better Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Better than what, you ask? Why, better than the previous Rubbermaid-meets-snap-together-model version, of course. Is it good enough? Somehow we aren’t feeling positive enough to predict that this will reverse the Caliber’s doomed-to-China fate. Hit the jump for the most positive spin possible on the Caliber’s improvements, courtesy of Chrysler PR.

The new Dodge Caliber debuts at the 2009 International Motor Show (IAA) in

Frankfurt, featuring an all-new refined interior with a more harmonious design

aesthetic executed with premium materials and craftsmanship. An all-new

designed instrument panel features a more integrated look and includes

additional cubby space, center storage bin and larger climate controls. Bright

satin silver accents add contrast to Dodge Caliber’s interior design, while

chromed accents brighten heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)

vents, shift bezel, door handles and cluster rings. New door-trim panels and

center console with armrest split-lid feature padded soft-touch materials for

improved passenger comfort.

Full presser here.

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  • Davey49 Davey49 on Sep 02, 2009

    I think the Caliber looks pretty good, still stands out in a sea of egg/bubble cars. The new interior is definitely a visual improvement.

  • Davey49 Davey49 on Sep 02, 2009

    The best looking compact available in the US was the Saturn Astra and nobody wanted that either. People here who say the Caliber is ugly should just say they think all boxy shape cars are ugly and be done with it. Some of us love boxy/angular shapes.

  • Daniel J. Stern Daniel J. Stern on Sep 02, 2009
    People here who say the Caliber is ugly should just say they think all boxy shape cars are ugly and be done with it. H'mm. Me, I prefer rectilinear (boxy) car designs, and think the Caliber is unjustifiably ugly.
  • Arapaima Arapaima on Sep 02, 2009

    Two things turned me off from the caliber: the fuel economy sucked and the arm rests were rock hard. Other wise it was acceptable in terms of price, ergonomics, practicality, etc.