2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye: Fuel Economy Update for September
October 4, 2013
We put 1,713 miles on our long-term 2013 Dodge Dart in September. With the help of a road trip from Los Angeles to Monterey, California, our lifetime average crept up to 27.6 mpg (up from 27.4 a month ago), and we set a new high for mpg.
We can thank Mark Takahashi for this latest feat of frugality. On his return trip from Monterey, he drove 262 miles and then put in just 7.156 gallons of 87 octane. That works out to 36.6 mpg and tops our previous high of 35.6 mpg. Notably, 36.6 rounds to 37, which is the EPA highway rating on our Dart, which has a turbocharged, 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automated manual transmission.
Worst Fill MPG: 16.8
Best Fill MPG: 36.6
Average Lifetime MPG: 27.6
EPA MPG Rating: 31 Combined (27 City/37 Highway)
Best Range: 486.7 miles
Current Odometer: 14,927 miles
Erin Riches, Deputy Editor @ 14,927 miles