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2013 Dodge Dart: Fuel Economy Update for July

August 2, 2013

2013 Dodge Dart

We've had our 2013 Dodge Dart about seven months and in that time we've driven it 12,705 miles, which works out to 1,815 miles per month. And that tally includes this past July, a fairly light month in which slightly less than 1,000 new miles were added.

Still, we'll reach our 20,000-mile goal if we can manage 1,450 miles per month through the end of the year. I think we can handle that.

What we can't do is bring our Dart's average fuel economy up to its 31 mpg Combined rating. It currently stands at 27.6 mpg, a tenth less than where we were at the end of last month.

In order to get to 31 mpg overall at the end of 20,000 miles our 2013 Dodge Dart would have to average 38.8 mpg for the next 7,300 miles.

That's not going to happen. Our best single tank to date is only 35.6 mpg.

Worst Fill MPG: 16.8
Best Fill MPG: 35.6
Average Lifetime MPG: 27.6
EPA MPG Rating: 31 Combined (27 City / 37 Highway)
Best Range: 486.7 miles
Current Odometer: 12,705

Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 12,705 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$166 per month*
* Explanation