2013 Dodge Dart: Pack Lightly
June 7, 2013
As you can see from this warning sticker, Dodge doesn't recommend putting more than 825 pounds of total weight in the Dart. Seems reasonable until you start doing the math.
If you just consider the driver and passengers, that's an average of 165 per person with five people on board. Better hope none of them are male adults or you're going over the limit real quick.
Even if you keep it to four people on board, that's only a little over 200 pounds per person. Not so bad, but that doesn't leave much room left over for cargo. A trip to the airport with a trunk full of luggage and you'll be over for sure.
Surprising maybe, but most cars in this class have similar limits. It's one of those little known restrictions that's rarely adhered to since it's not likely to cause an immediate issue. Still worth keeping in mind though if you drive a similarly sized car. That warning is there for a reason.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 10,560 miles