2013 Dodge Dart
Perhaps this one's cheating a bit: the 2013 Dodge Dart has more in common with Alfa Romeos and Fiats than it does Challegers and Chargers, but as long as it's wearing that Dodge badge, I'm counting it. While its turbocharged, 1.4L engine can be a bit gutless, good efficiency and dashboard tech make the Dart a sweet little suburban runabout.
- Overall score: 7.2 (3.5 stars)
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Starting at: $15,995.00
The good: The 2013 Dodge Dart's Italian underpinnings mean a multilink rear suspension and disc brakes all around. At 8.4 inches, the touch screen is huge, while the Garmin navigation software gives excellent guidance.
The bad: The 1.4-liter engine option comes with a lot of turbo lag. The Garmin software theme clashes with that of the stereo and phone screens in the car.
The bottom line: Dodge gives the 2013 Dart an excellent cabin tech suite, impressive for a compact car, but uneven acceleration makes the 1.4-liter engine upgrade a questionable choice.
July 4, 2013 12:01 AM PDT
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