2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye Long-Term Road Test

2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye: Fussy Speedometer Graphics

September 6, 2013

2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye

I can't fully explain why, but I find the 2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye's speedometer tough to read quickly sometimes. And when it comes to staying close to the legal limit, an easy-to-read speedometer is nice to have.

I think the problem is that I get confused as to whether the white or red hash marks are indicating "0" or "5" of the current mph, if I'm just glancing over.

Maybe I don't have enough brain processors. Or, maybe the multiple large hash marks truly do confuse things.

Luckily, the Dart also has an easy-to-read digital speedometer if you scroll through the displays in the middle of the instrument panel. So when I'm in the Dart, I always have it on this screen. It's just easier.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 13,317 miles

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By zimtheinvader
on 09/06/13
2:19 PM PST

count me in the group that prefers less artsy and more useful speedometer readouts. Although they at least get some credit for not making the speedo go up to 180 or something like that.

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By fordson1
on 09/06/13
6:57 PM PST

That's like the worst-looking set of gauges I've seen in a long while.

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By nukedetroit
on 09/08/13
7:44 AM PST

There is simply no part of this POS that Fiasler designed well.

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