For the first all-new model to emerge from the Fiat-Chrysler alliance, Dodge has resurrected an old nameplate and put it on a car with an Italian heritage. The new Dart, which replaces the subpar Caliber, is the first decent small car from Dodge in decades. It's appealing in many ways, but frustrating in others. Overall, it can't measure up to the best in class. And for a car that needed to be an all-star, the Dart is a position player at best.
The Dart gets a lot of things right. It has a solid, substantial feel and a relatively quiet cabin, even at highway speeds. It handles well, whether cruising on a two-lane backcountry road or being pushed to its limits at our track. The steering is well weighted, and there's minimal body lean in turns. And, surprising for a small sedan, you can also get a wide variety of optional features. This includes some -- such as a blind-spot warning system, automatic high/low beams, and a heated steering wheel -- that aren't offered in many competitors.
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