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Caliber SXT will get to sixty in about eight seconds by my watch. It could be less, could be more.

Top speed is probably somewhere around 120 or so. I haven't taken it that fast yet. :D
 

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It will probably be limited by the tires, I think that's why most cars have top speed limiters. My old Saturn was limited to 108, although it could go higher, because the tires were only rated to 108mph.
 

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Silverfox said:
Caliber SXT will get to sixty in about eight seconds by my watch. It could be less, could be more.
Duplicated the time with my SXT/2.0L/CVT2. I performed the DCX manual-sanctioned "full throttle" 0-60 test and by my wife's wristwatch we hit 60mph in 8 seconds. And that was with two adults (330lbs total) in the front seats.
 

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edmunds.com (http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FullTests/articleId=115318)
just performed a full test of the AWD/2.4L/CVT2. 10.1 0-60mph. That is seriously unacceptable, especially from a brand that prides itself on its go fast, take no prisoners attitude. I'm sure part of it is the additional weight of the "AWD" system and the sluggish nature of the CVT, but how can you seriously put out a product like this? 10.1? that's prius range. that's slower than my mom's caravan.

I was looking forward to the R/T before i test drove one. Then i was looking forward to the manual R/T, but considering these performance numbers, i dont see how the manual fwd can be significantly faster. someone really messed up at dcx to greenlight the r/t with these specs and especially to produce the slowest version first and advertise it the most.

10.1. sad.
 

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sonicman said:
edmunds.com (http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FullTests/articleId=115318)
just performed a full test of the AWD/2.4L/CVT2. 10.1 0-60mph. That is seriously unacceptable, especially from a brand that prides itself on its go fast, take no prisoners attitude. I'm sure part of it is the additional weight of the "AWD" system and the sluggish nature of the CVT, but how can you seriously put out a product like this? 10.1? that's prius range. that's slower than my mom's caravan.

I was looking forward to the R/T before i test drove one. Then i was looking forward to the manual R/T, but considering these performance numbers, i dont see how the manual fwd can be significantly faster. someone really messed up at dcx to greenlight the r/t with these specs and especially to produce the slowest version first and advertise it the most.

10.1. sad.
Car gets better MPG and acceleration as break in occurs. (Was their test vehicle a preproduction model??)


The FWD does not have the extra 300lb and drag that the AWD system incurs to the drivetrain. We can only speculate that the FWD version is better than the 2.0L SXT CVT2.

R/T FWD Late Availability mated to 2.4L CVT2 W/ Autostick
or 5 -Speed Manual. (One of those is actually what I am waiting for)
 

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Maybe it's just me, but ...... I don't recall DCX ever marketing the Caliber to be a speed demon, standard, SXT, SXT Sport, or R/T. They wanted a crossover vehicle that got decent gas mileage to break into the CVT & AWD market with their new engines/trans combos.

The SRT will be fast of course, but thats a different story. They always come after the base and R/T models!
 

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It's A Low Priced Car!!??:confused:
In addition, it is classy/sporty/well built/not too slow/large wheels/Amazing interior features and a new "low cost" engine. Since when could you get all of that and more in a car for that price in this year! It's under $20,000.00! Of course it will not be "Highly Impressive" on 0-60MPH! What you get for the price of this car is unbelievable. If you want speed....buy a "Fast/more expensive car" or mod it like 50% of the pop today. But that is just me :D
 
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