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Car Type: Small sedans
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Dodge Dart Overview

Dodge's compact sedan falls short. We tested both the 1.4-liter turbo and 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines. The 1.4-liter has enough power but sounds thrashy, and the optional automated manual transmission is unrefined and stumbles at low speeds. The base 2.0-liter feels underpowered, but its six-speed automatic shifts smoothly. For 2014 most versions get the 2.4 liter, which is the better choice. Handling is taut and agile, and the ride is composed. Inside, the cabin is roomy up front but the rear seat is tight. The Uconnect touchscreen is one of the best on the market. First year reliability of the 2.0-liter has been well above average, but it scored too low to recommend; the turbo is below average.

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