2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye Long-Term Road Test


2013 Dodge Dart: Steering Wheel Tilt Range

May 31, 2013

2013 Dodge Dart

Judging by the adjustments I make to the steering wheel whenever I get in a long-term car, I prefer to have my wheel a bit lower than my colleagues. When I went to drop the wheel in our Dart, I discovered it lacked the range of adjustment that I prefer.

Pictured above is the lowest tilt setting for the wheel. I found it about an inch or two higher than what I consider optimal. I usually have my hands down at the 5- and 7-o'clock positions, switching to the 3- and 9-o'clock positions when I need to use the remote buttons.

For the entire weekend, my hands were uncomfortably hanging off the bottom of the wheel. I'm sure this isn't that big of a deal for a lot of drivers, but those who shuffle steer or prefer a lower adjustment, this should be considered.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 10,508 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$171 per month*
* Explanation
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