of the 2016 Dodge Dart. Base trim shown.
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Cabin materials in higher trim levels
- Body motion control
- Intuitive touch-screen multimedia option
- Most trims have peppy 2.4-liter engine
- Gas mileage in most trims
- Unrefined drivability with 1.4-liter engine
- Backseat headroom
- Firm ride with Touring, GT suspensions
- 8.4-inch center touch-screen, 7-inch gauge display available
- Three four-cylinder engines
- Manual or automatic transmission
- Numerous ways to personalize
- Heated steering wheel available
What Is the 2016 Dodge Dart?
The 2016 Dodge Dart is a five-seat compact sedan that competes with the Hyundai Elantra and Ford Focus. Based on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, which is sold overseas by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the 2016 Dart comes in seven trim levels: SE, SXT Sport, SXT, Aero, GT Sport, GT and Limited.
What's New on the 2016 Dodge Dart?
Outside of equipment reshuffles that drivers are not likely to notice, there are no significant additions to the 2016 Dodge Dart from the 2015 model.
How Does the 2016 Dodge Dart Compare to Other Compact Cars?
The 2016 Dodge Dart has trouble keeping up in the highly competitive compact sedan class. The Dart lacks the standard features and fuel efficiency to distinguish itself in a field that includes the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze.
What Features in the 2016 Dodge Dart Are Most Important?
The 2016 Dodge Dart is powered by a standard 160-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine or two optional four-cylinders: a 184-hp 2.4-liter or a 160-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter. Transmissions include a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic, and all Darts have front-wheel drive. The Dart comes standard with cruise control, keyless entry, a folding backseat and power windows. As required in all new vehicles, the Dart includes airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system.
Moving up the trim level lineup opens a wide array of available features, including a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert and a backup camera. Available tech in the Dart includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia system, a navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity and remote start. The Dart also boasts available leather upholstery and a 60/40-split folding backseat, as well as an available heated steering wheel, front seats and side mirrors.
Should I Buy the 2016 Dodge Dart?
The value and quality of the 2016 Dodge Dart depends heavily on the configuration you choose. The optional multimedia touchscreen and the high-quality cabin materials - both offered on higher trim levels - are great for drivers seeking a comfortable ride. Moreover, the 2.4-liter engine available on most trim levels provides excellent power for this compact car.
In general, though, the 2016 Dodge Dart has some drawbacks. Visibility and backseat headroom are both lacking across the trim level options. Most notably, fuel efficiency is subpar for most trims, and the 1.4-liter engine option has an unrefined driving performance.
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Love our Dodge Dart
It is a very sporty looking car which we love but doesn't have the sporty cost. This is probably because it doesn't perform like a sports car it just looks like one. For the cost, we love it! Read full review
Reliable and gas efficient
This car has helped keep the weight of gas prices off my shoulders and is fun to drive. Very reliable and easy to maintenance. I used it mostly to get back and forward from work. Read full review
The 2016 Dodge Dart currently has 0 recalls
36 months / 36,000 miles
60 months / 100,000 miles
24-hour roadside assistance, Carfax vehicle history report, rental car and 24-hour towing, and first day rental
7 years / 100,000 miles7 years/100,000 mile warranty on all certified vehicles
Under 5 years / 75,000 milesVehicles receive a 125 point inspection and reconditioning.