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Dodge Dart, Honda Civic, and Volkswagen Passat reviews

Testing updated versions of popular sedans

Published: May 2014


Most models get a major redesign only about every six years, but they often benefit from ongoing improvements and updates in between those big revamps. The updates can fix bugs and help remedy notable criticisms that plagued the cars out of the gate. We’ve recently tested three widely sold models that got significant updates for 2014: the Dodge Dart, Honda Civic, and Volkswagen Passat. Each entered the new model year with powertrain changes that help fuel economy and/or performance, as well as other tweaks.  

Editor's Note:

This article also appeared in the July 2014 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.

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