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2016 Dodge Dart Overview

  • Compact sedan with sporty styling and handling
  • Carries over without significant changes for 2016
  • Good crash test and safety ratings
The 2016 Dodge Dart carries over into the new model year without significant changes. The only additions are a new optional hood that appears sportier and 18-inch black wheels are now standard on GT models.

The Dart’s calling card is its performance, offering a sporty alternative to several of the stodgier members of the compact class like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. Its tighter steering rack and four-wheel independent suspension provide a more engaging ride and driving experience.

Our favorite exterior feature on the Dart is its “racetrack” LED taillights, which get piping to make it appear as one continuous bar of light instead of individual LEDs. This gives the Dart a styling cue to match the larger Charger sedan and adds a bit of flair, especially at night. A small, thin front-grille is up front, feeding into curves that run down the side of the Dart giving it a slippery, aerodynamic look. 16-inch steel wheels are standard with larger 17-inch steel or aluminum wheels also available. Optional active grille shutters, which open and close based on vehicle speed and engine temperature, help to improve fuel economy.

The Dart also has good powertrain diversity, offering three engine options. The base engine is a 160-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder, while a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder that makes the same horsepower is optional. The turbocharged mill may offer similar performance, but does give you an upgrade in fuel economy thanks to its smaller size. Topping the range is a larger, 184-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder. Transmission types include a six-speed manual transmission, or choice of two six-speed automatic transmissions, one with auto-manual shift control.

One of our favorite things about the Dart’s cabin is its roominess, which gives it a leg up on the competition when it comes to interior volume, good news for rear seat passengers. Standard interior features include power windows and locks, auxiliary audio input, and cloth seating surfaces. Upgrades include a power driver’s seat, heated leather seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Also available is Chrysler’s UConnect infotainment system, that comes with Bluetooth connectivity. The system also accepts voice commands and addes SiriusXM satellite radio, and an 8.4-inch touch-screen display.

Standard safety features include ten airbags, electronic stability and traction control, and antilock brakes with brake assist. A rear back up camera and rear cross path detection system are available. The Dart also performed very well in crash tests, earning a full five-star overall rating from the NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 22 - 28 MPG
  • Highway: 33 - 41 MPG

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Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: *****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

67 of 70 (95%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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