Despite some recent updates, the compact Dart still falls short of the big leagues. Strong points include taut handling and a composed ride. In addition, the front cabin is quite spacious and the UConnect infotainment system on the upper trims is one of the better ones. Despite improvements, the rear-seat accommodations don't measure up to the class. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder is mated to a smooth six-speed automatic. This combo returned 27 mpg overall in our tests, unimpressive by class standards. Though it lacks refinement, this engine is a better choice than the sluggish base 2.0-liter (which got the same mileage) or the 1.4-liter turbo that's linked to the dual-clutch transmission. The Dart is slated to be discontinued.