The Dart is a roomy compact car with responsive handling and good refinement. The turbo engine has some idiosyncrasies but has solid acceleration when called upon. A competitive car in its class.
2013 Dodge Dart SXT Sedan (w/opt 1.4L 4-cyl. Turbo and 6-speed Automated Manual)
Driven On 3/6/2013
We like the Dart. It's a roomy compact car with responsive handling. We even like the optional 1.4-liter turbo engine. But the optional 6-speed automated manual "Autostick" transmission (not a true automatic) makes for lurchy driving, especially at low speeds. This car is a solid "B" with a stickshift, though. Note: The base 2.0-liter engine is available with a true automatic, but we have not yet sampled one.