2013 Dodge Dart: Looks Good in Rallye Trim
May 24, 2013
Ever since I first laid eyes on it, I've liked the Dodge Dart's basic shape. It's smooth and flowing, and unlike cars like the Hyundai Elantra and some other cars I could name, the sides aren't mucked up by an abundance of creases.
But it's the Rallye trim level that really does it for me. The keys are black headlight housings instead of chrome, the relatively small amount of black paint that bridges the gap between those headlights and the grille, and the black-colored bumper segment between the grille and the lower air intake. The body-colored grille crosshairs on a black background helps, too.
Without these simple touches the Dart's look can tend toward nondescript, especially in a bland color. While I'm sure those that like nondescript sedans would disagree, I'm of the opinion that all Darts should have the Rallye front end.
And the back half ain't bad, either.
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 10,025 miles