2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye Long-Term Road Test

2013 Dodge Dart: The Potential Is There

December 16, 2013

2013 Dodge Dart

I do like our 2013 Dodge Dart. But I have to be honest. If I were buying a small sedan today, the Dart wouldn't top my list. The variety of negative points we've covered in our updates this year so far would keep me from making a purchase. But I also think the future could be bright for Dodge's small sedan.

The Dart has a lot of inherent goodness baked in. It looks sharp, it's pretty roomy and both fuel economy and performance can be respectable depending on what engine and transmission you get. The available big touchscreen interface is also one of the best you'll find in this segment.

Going forward, hopefully Dodge can work on the car's refinement and reliability. Having read through the consumer reviews of these first-year 2013 Darts, these would seem to be the notable issues for a lot of owners as well.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 17,701 miles

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