Cool Thread of the Day: Why the Dodge Caliber SRT4 was Front Wheel Drive

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As modern Dodge products go, the Caliber hatchback has proven to be one of the less popular vehicles offered in the past 15-20 years but the disagreement over the styling didn’t stop the SRT division from building a high performance Caliber SRT4 – nor did the negative reception by some stop people from buying up the 285 horsepower hot hatch.  One complaint that many people had with the Caliber SRT4 was that it was front wheel drive rather than all wheel drive, a factor which limited the Caliber’s ability to put that power to the ground and while speaking with, SRT’s Erich Heuschele explains why the company opted not to go with all wheel drive in the Caliber SRT4.

In addition to discussing the company’s decision to make the Dodge Caliber SRT4 front wheel drive rather than all wheel drive, Heuschele runs through the many other aspects of the Caliber SRT4 package that make it unique compared to the other Caliber models including the braking, suspension and design elements of the sporty hatchback.

Click here for a closer look at the discussion with Erich Heuschele that details why the Caliber SRT4 did not have the all wheel drive system that would have allowed it to better compete with the likes of the Subaru STi.

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