2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye: Knuckle Sandwich
July 9, 2013
This thick-rimmed steering wheel doesn't seem out of place in Dodge's Charger, for example, but it feels incongruous in the 2013 Dart. While the rest of the interior feels sportishly compact, this chunky pipe wheel feels like it belongs at the front end of at least 300 horsepower. Even then you might not like it, depending on your preference.
It feels like a product planner's intentional, slightly cynical, move to dress over the Dart's economy intentions. More likely, the fat wheel is simply a parts-bin grab reminding you that the Dart is still a work-in-progress, a step toward helping Dodge reclaim the compact segment it lost when the Neon bowed out.
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor