The 2016 Dodge Dart definitely appeals to the modern everyday driver with a variety of interior comforts and drivetrains to suit your optimal experience. This energetic compact features a cozy interior with a variety of technological capabilities available from Dodge’s seven-inch Uconnect touchscreen display. Even more compelling is the impressive engine lineup across five trims. The most powerful unit can be found in the SXT, Limited and GT models – a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 184 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque, while delivering 12.3 litres per 100 kilometres city and 8.1 litres per 100 kilometres highway. This new Dodge Dart is an exceptionally well-designed vehicle with all-around utility and great drivetrain.
The 2016 Dodge Dart is a great all-around car for efficient and everyday driving. Both spacious and stylish, Dodge manages to strike a balance between an interior comforts and outward attraction in order to provide occupants with the best driving experience. Equipped with numerous exterior features to improve aerodynamic control and an energetic engine lineup, this vehicle clearly values both performance and style above all else. Evidenced throughout the Dodge’s core is also a clear appreciation for relaxed driving and technological capability. The new Dodge Dart is a great all-around vehicle for everyday driving.
The new Dodge Dart feels incredibly energetic and muscular as a result of this year’s slight redesign to the exterior profile. A fresh aerodynamic design adds components like active grille shutters which reduce drag and a rear diffuser for better air intake. Likewise, the crosshair grille, taillights and bumpers have been modified as well. Overall, however, most changes have been made in terms of structure enhancements, resulting in a vehicle that feels solid and protective. This compact sedan now swiftly cruises at optimal speeds without aerodynamic resistance.
On the inside, a spaciously comfortable interior cabin is lined with premium materials for an overall relaxed driving experience. Soft-touch surfaces can be found throughout the core are especially highlighted on the dashboard, door panels and center console. Seats are likewise covered in attractive and durable cloth upholstery or leather in higher trims, creating cabin that is both comfortable and elegant. Dodge has also paid close attention to storage by incorporating a large glove box and an extra compartment under the front passenger seat. Up front, the new Dodge Dart is outfitted with loads of technological features hosted by a larger and slightly redesigned dashboard and center console, which are slightly more driver-oriented than previous models. These features include, but are not limited to navigation, trip info, climate control, music, infotainment and WiFi connectivity, which can all be found on an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen display.
The 2016 Dodge Dart receives unchanged performance across three engine lineups, each paired with different models. The Dart SE receives a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine and produces 160 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque while delivering a fuel economy of 11.3 litres per 100 kilometres city and 7.8 litres per 100 kilometres highway. On the Dart Aera is the equally powerful 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine producing 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. This unit is rated at 10.1 litres per 100 kilometres city and 6.9 litres per 100 kilometres highway. Most impressive, however, is the 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine on SXT, Limited and GT models. This unit produces a mighty 184 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque, while delivering 12.3 litres per 100 kilometres city and 8.1 litres per 100 kilometres highway. Safety is likewise a huge concern for Dodge vehicles, so Dart models are equipped with traction control, stability control and anti-lock brakes with brake assist for maximum protection against collision or unsafe driving conditions.
As it stands, the 2016 Dodge Dart is impressively energetic and provides a comfortable interior for everyday driving. If you’re looking for an all-around vehicle with exceptional utility, this vehicle might be the best fit.
2016 Dodge Dart
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Rating: 8 / 10
|Trim / Style||MSRP||Est. Monthly Payment||Average Price||Invoice Price|
|Aero||$22,995||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|GT||$24,995||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Limited||$25,995||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|SE||$18,995||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|SXT||$21,995||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Number of Doors||4|
|Drive Train||Front Wheel Drive|
|Power and Performance:|
Engine wise, the 2016 Dodge Dart is going to feature 3 different engines with the SRT model going for a completely new powertrain. It seems that the 3 engines found in the current generation will remain unchanged, with the 2.0-liter aspirated inline-4 as the base engine. Further up the range, there will be available a 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 and a 2.4-liter aspirated inline-4. All of these engines are going to make use of Dodge’s new 9-speed automatic transmission which has been used for some time on other models in their range. The Dodge Dart 2016 SRT on the other hand is most likely going to receive a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 for up to 280 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque which would make it just as powerful as the latest Golf R.
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|Interiors and Special Features:|
The basic cloth upholstery is attractive and looks durable. Leather is standard in the top-of-the line Limited model (perforated in the GT). The seats are long-haul comfortable, with enough lateral support to feel sporty. Like all sedans, the cabin is rated for five occupants; and like all of them, the center rear position will accommodate an adult occupant about as far as the end of the driveway before complaints begin to fill the air. There's not enough shoulder room for three adults in the back seat, but it's okay for two adults for short distances. Thoughtful storage touches: a glovebox big enough to swallow a laptop computer, and a bin under the right front passenger seat, accessed by folding the seat cushion forward.
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Every 2015 Dart comes standard with ten airbags, along with the usual suite of electronic safety systems, while blind-spot alert and cross-traffic detection are both available, though rarely seen in the compact segment. Outward visibility is admirable--something that's far from normal in these days of strengthened roofs for rollover safety—thanks in part to the triangular third side window.
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|Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front|
|Audio system with AM/FM radio, CD player (reads MP3 format) and Uconnect® 200|
|4 disc brakes (2 ventilated)|
|Electronic brake distribution|
|Brake assist system|
|Brake assist with preview|
|Front and rear bumpers|
|Load restraint: hooks|
|Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,795.00|
|Cargo area light|
|Driver and passenger vanity mirror|
|1 12V in front|
|3 passenger assist handles|
|Remote control trunk/hatch release|
|Front reading lights|
|Cargo capacity(in litres): all seats in place: 371|
|Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 980, rear headroom (mm): 940, front hip room (mm): 1,393, rear hip room (mm): 1,337, front leg room (mm): 1,071, rear leg room (mm): 895, front shoulder room (mm): 1,477, rear shoulder room (mm): 1,425 and interior volume (litres): 2,752|
|External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,672, overall width (mm): 1,830, overall height (mm): 1,465, wheelbase (mm): 2,703, front track (mm): 1,568, rear track (mm): 1,565 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 11,125|
|Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged|
|Black exterior door handles|
|Engine: 2.0L Tigershark in-line four-cylinder with VVT|
|Emissions data: CO2: 3,726 kg/yr|
|Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 9.4 ; highway= 6.5 ; combined= 8.1 ;|
|Power: 160 hp @ 6,400 rpm; 148 ft lb of torque @ 4,600 rpm|
|Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)|
|Fuel system: multi-point injection|
|Fuel tank: 53 litre capacity|
|Main dashboard display|
|Low tire pressure monitor|
|Luxury trim: alloy look on shifter, alloy look on center floor console and none|
|Floor covering: none|
|Daytime running lights|
|Headlights: halogen with projector beam lens halogen|
|LED brake lights, side indicator lights and rear lights|
|Remote keyless power locks ; automatic locking|
|2 active height adjustable head restraints for front seats, 3 height adjustable head restraints for rear seats|
|Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for centre|
|Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger|
|Front and rear side airbags|
|Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag|
|Driver and passenger knee airbags|
|Front to rear curtain airbags|
|Front driver seat and Front passenger seat : bucket ; details: manual height|
|Rear seats: folding bench with seating for three|
|Seat upholstery: cloth|
|Seating: 5 passengers|
|Front seat centre armrest|
|Intermediate service variable distance/period|
|Steering wheel ; includes height adjustment and telescopic adjustment|
|Vehicle speed proportional power steering type|
|Cupholders in front row|
|Dashboard console with open storage, full floor console with covered storage|
|Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear multi-link suspension with coil springs|
|Electronic traction control|
|Electronic Stability Control (ESC) stability control|
|Transmission: 6-speed manual ; incl. shifter on floor|
|4.118:1 axle ratio|
|Ventilation system with cabin filter|
|Trim level: SE|
|Version information 05 Apr 2016|
|Version information 2016-Apr-05|
|Powertrain type : combustion|
|Front power windows with 1 express, rear power windows|
|Rear view mirror|
|Driver and passenger door mirror: body colour, power adjustable|
|Rear window with defroster|
|Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe|
|Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km|
|Roadside assistance warranty: 60 months/ 100,000 km|
|Paint warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Warranty powertrain - OEM 60 months/ 100,000 km|
|Warranty whole vehicle - OEM: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Anti-corrosion warranty: 36 months/ Unlimited km|
|Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Weights: published curb weight (kg): 1,445 and Manufacturer’s own|
|Front and rear all-season tires 205/55/H|
|Front and rear steel wheels: 16"x 7.0"|