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2013 Dodge Dart: Fuel Economy Update for December

January 07, 2014

2013 Dodge Dart

We added about 2,100 miles to our 2013 Dodge Dart before the year's end. We were looking to add about another 300 to push the odometer past 20,000 miles, but our time with the Dart came to a sad, abrupt end (more on that in a follow-up post).

We averaged 30.4 mpg for the month, aided by some long-distance miles to Reno, Nevada, as a pick-up/chase vehicle for our recent CL65 purchase, as well as a one-way trip to San Francisco. That's 1 full MPG better than we averaged last month, but still just short of the EPA combined average estimate of 31 mpg.

Our average lifetime MPG also slipped one-tenth this month, down to 27.7 mpg.

Worst Fill MPG: 16.8
Best Fill MPG: 36.6
Average Lifetime MPG: 27.7
EPA MPG Rating: 31 combined (27 City/37 Highway)
Best Range: 506 miles
Current Odometer: 19,683 miles

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor @ 19,683 miles

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By gslippy
on 01/24/14
9:01 PM PST

Ok, it's been 17 days since this story was posted. What happened to the Dart?

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By gslippy
on 01/31/14
3:07 PM PST

Ok, 24 days since this story posted. What's the scoop on the Dart?

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By agentorange
on 01/08/14
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User nukedetroit probably ordered a drone strike.

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2013 Dodge Dart in VA is:

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