2015 Dodge Dart GT

Where Sport Meets Style. Compact 4-Door Sporty Sedan.

Based on an international Alfa Romeo platform that also underpins several other Fiat Chrysler products, the Dodge Dart continues on into 2016 largely unchanged. We tested a 2015 Dodge Dart GT with the optional 2.4-liter inline 4 and a six-speed automatic transmission.

The Dart is aimed at a sporty section of the compact car market. It does feature sporty styling and has a competent chassis, but even the Dart GT doesn’t deliver sporty small car performance or driving sensation. However, the Dart is a solid compact sedan and has plenty of high tech features, especially for the price.

The styling, with its Angry Birds front and steeply sloping roofline, was fresh and interesting a few years ago but blends in with the crowd these days. So, while some nice-looking wheels and a well-appointed interior help the Dodge Dart GT stand out on the rental car lot, the lack of outright sportiness and engine refinement call for some upgrades if this Dodge hopes to make it out of Hertz and onto the top of customers’ shopping lists.

Warranty/Service: 5-year or 100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, 3-year or 36,000-mile Basic Limited Warranty, and 5-year or 100,000-mile Roadside Assistance; restrictions apply

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Specs

Base Price: $21,645

As Tested: $21,645

  • 22 / 31 mpg
  • EPA
  • 8.2 sec
  • 0-60
  • 184 hp
  • Horsepower
  • 127 mph
  • Top Speed
  • Engine: 2.4-liter I4 MultiAir Engine
  • Horsepower: 184 hp
  • Torque: 171 to 174 lb-ft
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Powertech Automatic Transmission
  • Curb Weight: 3,215 lbs
  • Wheelbase: 106.4 in
  • Length: 183.9 in
  • Width: 72 in
  • Height: 57.7 in
  • Brakes: Anti-Lock 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Suspension: Sport Suspension
  • Traction: All Speed Traction Control
  • 0-60 mph: 8.2 sec
  • Top Speed: 127 mph
  • EPA City: 22 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 31 mpg
  • Combined MPG: 26 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Safety: Advanced Multistage Front Airbags, Driver Inflatable Knee-Bolster Airbag

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