2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye Long-Term Road Test

2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye: 500-Mile Range

November 21, 2013

2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye

The Las Vegas Strip is 280 miles from the Edmunds.com offices. I probably could've squeezed an additional 60 miles of range out of our long-term 2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye by hypermiling on my road trip to Vegas. And I might've made it back from SEMA without stopping to gas up, but in the end, I still drove the Dart 506 miles on just one tank of gas.

Our best recorded mileage in the Dart is 36.6 mpg, and with a 15.8-gallon fuel tank, that puts the theoretical maximum range at 578 miles.

2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye

After 506.2 miles on the highway, the Dart consumed 15.067 gallons of fuel. With a little less than one gallon of fuel left, it had achieved approximately 33.6 mpg across the desert (which is 6 mpg better than our lifetime average for the car if you're wondering). I would walk 500 miles, but with the Dodge Dart, there's no need. I can just drive there.

Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 16,836 miles


  • gslippy gslippy Posts:

    I guess that's OK. My 01 Elantra beater gets 33 mpg highway if I go the speed limit, and it has a 15-gallon gas tank. Things have really improved.

  • ajac03 ajac03 Posts:

    Ehh, doesn't really seem that impressive to be honest. I have an older camry with a slightly larger fuel tank, and I don't even have to try to get over 600 miles on the tank, and my EPA highway is only 28. It seems like none of the newer turbo 4's can "actually" get what the companies are claiming (I'm looking at you Ford). 36.6 is good, but not that great for 2013.

  • bankerdanny bankerdanny Posts:

    Nice Proclaimers shout out Travis. As far as the Dart goes though, isn't it rated near 40mpg highway? 33 is really not very good by current small car standards.

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    That's pretty good range - that's the upside. The downside is that to get 500 miles on one tank of gas in the Dodge Dart, you have to drive it for 500 miles, which is about 250 miles further than I would want to drive it. Not echoing nukedetroit, who is getting (has gotten - ?) repetitive; I am just not that impressed with this car. Too many little issues and not a lot of recompense in the form of driving enjoyment.

  • greenpony greenpony Posts:

    ajac03, I'm averaging 32 mpg exactly in my ST Focus, which is rated at 32 on the highway. That's right in line with the long-term averages I typically see (that is, within 10% of the EPA highway estimate).

  • noburgers noburgers Posts:

    let's just agree to ignore opinions that we don't agree with (go ahead and hit the 'thumbs down" button). It isn't going to change the posts being made. I have no problem with people posting negative opinions, but they should at least add some value for readers. lately it's just entertainment value. Save the immaturity for Autoblog.com where it is expected.

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