2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye Long-Term Road Test

2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye: Auto-Start Is Not Just for Cold Climates

May 9, 2013

2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye

It requires a small amount of advanced planning (or forgetfulness) to take advantage of our 2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye's auto-start functionality. Simply leaving the HVAC controls where they were prior to shutting the car off allows the climate to resume at that prior setting.

2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye

During a heat wave last week, we went grocery shopping. With the key, we popped the trunk and started the car. By the time the groceries were loaded and the cart returned to the coral, the interior was nice and cool.

Chris Walton, Chief Road Test Editor @ 9,357 miles


  • agentorange agentorange Posts:

    I thought the A/C was suspect on this car. http://www.edmunds.com/dodge/dart/2013/long-term-road-test/2013-dodge-dart-ac-fail.html Was there a problem or was it operator error?

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    Yeah - whatever happened with that? And I think you were returning the shopping cart to the corral, not the coral, unless you are using it to build an artificial reef.

  • preed4962 preed4962 Posts:

    The inconsistencies and false information through out this whole thing so far has been terrible. Chrysler should sue for defamation of character...

  • preed4962 preed4962 Posts:

    The A/C doesn't work, but it then again it does. The A/C is terrible because it doesn't show the temperature (but its not automatic climate control), but its wonderful because of the remote start. The climate control doesn't show fan speed, but then again it does. The transmission is terrible, but then again it's not. The mileage is terrible, but then again it's not... MAKE UP YOUR MINDS!!! AND READ THE MANUAL BEFORE MAKING JUDGMENTS ON STUFF YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW ITS SUPPOSED TO WORK!!

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