2014 Dodge Dart

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2014 Dodge Dart
2014 Dodge Dart

Key specs

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Overview

The good:

  • Stylish appearance
  • Suspension refinement and body motion control
  • Shift quality, responsiveness (PowerTech auto transmission only)
  • Front-seat comfort
  • Quiet interior

The bad:

  • Turbo four-cylinder's clumsy dual-clutch transmission
  • Sluggish gas pedal response
  • Ride may be too firm for some
  • Wide B-pillar blocks view when checking blind spot
  • Steering wheel's limited tilt-down range

5 trims

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Notable features

  • Available 7-inch screen in instrument panel
  • Available 8.4-inch touch-screen
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • Numerous ways to personalize

2014 Dodge Dart review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2014 Dodge Dart?

The 2014 Dodge Dart is a front-wheel-drive compact sedan that seats five and competes with the Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra. It is offered in SE, SXT, Aero, GT and Limited trim levels.

What's New on the 2014 Dodge Dart?

For 2014, the Dart's optional 2.4-liter engine is available on more trim levels. There are no other significant changes.

How Does the 2014 Dodge Dart Compare to Other Compact Sedans?

Like other compact sedans, the Dart is offered in an efficiency-focused trim level: While the Dart Aero can achieve a respectable EPA-estimated 28/41 mpg city/highway (compared with the base SE's 25/36 mpg), it increases the cost of the vehicle and doesn't distinguish itself significantly from the Ford Focus SFE (28/40 mpg) or the Chevrolet Cruze Eco (28/42 mpg).

While the 2014 Dart's 97.2 cubic feet of cabin volume approaches that of many mid-size cars – on paper – it feels like relatively little of that space is dedicated to backseat, which feels cramped even compared with the Honda Civic's. The Civic also has less overall interior space than Dodge's sedan.

What Features in the 2014 Dodge Dart Are Most Important?

The 2014 Dart comes standard with a 160-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission. There are two optional engines: a 160-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder and a 184-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder. The 1.4-liter engine is available with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, while the 2.0- and 2.4-liter engines are available with a conventional six-speed automatic. Every 2014 Dart comes equipped with front-wheel drive.

Significant standard features include 16-inch wheels, grille styling that varies by trim level, LED taillights, seating for five, cloth seats and a folding backseat. Notable optional features include 17- and 18-inch wheels, heated side mirrors, fog lights, "racetrack" LED taillight surround, dual exhaust tips, a power moonroof, a 7-inch screen in the instrument panel that displays vehicle information and radio settings, an 8.4-inch touchscreen in the dashboard, a heated steering wheel and a navigation system.

Standard safety features include antilock brakes, an electronic stability system and 10 airbags. Optional safety features include a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors and a backup camera.

Should I Buy the 2014 Dodge Dart?

The 2014 Dodge Dart shines if you're judging the car only by its style – one of its big selling points is personalization; and regardless of the color combinations you choose, it cuts an intriguing profile that's more svelte and subtle than previous Dodge offerings.

While the 2014 Dart offers some premium features – like Chrysler's 8.4-inch Uconnect system and a Garmin navigation system – its powertrains are decidedly lacking. Steering is surprisingly engaging for a compact, but the powertrain options largely feel sluggish, especially when trying to squeeze out a little more speed for a quick pass at higher speeds.

The compact car segment is a crowded one that's full of quality offerings. The Dart has plenty of flash, but it's lacking where it counts.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.1

Most recent consumer reviews

4.6

Awesome Baby Dodge

When I was a kid my Mom owned a 1971 Dodge Dart Swinger, some of you may remember them two door, vinyl tops,awesome little cars. I Learned to drive in that car. Fast forward to 2014, Fiat owned Dodge and brought back the Dart, unfortunately they discontinued them, until an incident where I became disabled, I loved my Baby Dodge, awesome styling, fun to drive, it was my favorite car

4.6

best for the price

I do like the design, inside and out, and really good for the money. Not to big, so pretty good on gas. Would buy another one

1.7

Not reliable car the engines hot all the time and

I think I was sold a lemon from the get-go we had to jump it from the start bad battery I have no hair I have no radio and then they tell me to take it to the Dodge dealership to redo the computer and they can't because wires have been cut on top of the battery and underneath the battery I didn't do that it was like that when I bought it it was up his a piece of s*** and I'm paying $16,000 I haven't even had it a month and so now they're supposed to help people with bad credit all they did was help me further in hole I use this card for my job and I use this car for my job and I don't think anybody could drive in this heat I deliver food I especially can't deliver food in the heat I'm sick of it out and out all day at their shop and nothing was done not even offered a car to see to help me all they cared about was selling a car

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Dodge
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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