2016 Dodge Dart

Pros: Solid feel of body structure; a plethora of available features, some rare for the compact-car class; broad range of personalizing dress-up items; decent fuel economy

Cons: Interior isn’t quite as spacious as some compact-class competitors; middling acceleration from base engine; available automated-manual transmission feels clunky

CG Says: Other than new appearance packages, there are no significant changes for the 2016 Dodge Dart. The Dart’s platform is based on one that underpins the Italian-built Alfa-Romeo Giulietta sold in Europe (Alfa is another division of Fiat). Dart is a solid-feeling compact car that is among the more stylish vehicles in its segment. The uplevel Limited model has some options that you don’t often find in this class, such as rear cross-traffic alert and a heated steering wheel. Further, these extras don’t add a tremendous amount to the bottom line. These high-end items and the numerous “personalization” options are the Dart’s greatest strengths, as its passenger/cargo room and driving dynamics are nothing special compared to its rivals.

The Facts
Class Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Dodge
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices SE: $16,995
SXT: $19,395
Aero: $21,095
GT: $22,095
Limited: $24,395

Base Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
160
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
24-25
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
34-36

Optional Engine
turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
160
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automated manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
27-28
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
37-41

Optional Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
184
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
22-23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31-35

2014 Dodge Dart Limited
2016 Dodge Dart