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2014 Dodge Dart

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$6,989 — $15,025 USED
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Sedan
5 Seats
27-32 MPG
(Combined)
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2014 Dodge Dart exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2014 Dodge Dart
  • Available 7-inch screen in instrument panel
  • Available 8.4-inch touch-screen
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • Numerous ways to personalize

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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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2014 Dodge Dart Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

With the debut of the Dart last year, Dodge returned to the compact sedan segment, a class it hadn't competed in since ... Read More

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.3
71 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.3)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.2)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

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(4.0)

One of my favorite vehicles I?ve owned.

by Candiann89 from Orange Park, FL on August 15, 2018

This is a great car for anyone young or anyone with one child that doesn?t sit in a car seat. It?s very reliable as long as you are keeping up with maintenance. Depending on the version can determine ... Read full review

(5.0)

Dodge Dart does the trick

by LisaB on June 26, 2018

I purchased this car for my son and it has been exactly what he needed. Good gas mileage, dependable, and very comfortable to drive. My son was very pleased with the car and the comfort now driving to ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2014 Dodge Dart currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Dodge Dart SE

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
good
Overall evaluation
acceptable
Retraints and dummy kinematics
marginal
Structure and safety cage
acceptable

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
acceptable
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Dodge

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Dart received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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