The 2016 Dodge Dart Before It’s No More
Earlier this year, the 2016 Dodge Dart lineup was meant to be simplified down to just three trims. Somewhere along the line, that plan turned into an end-all game. There are no future releases planned for the Dodge Dart and once the 2016 Dart models are gone they’re gone. Before all of the 2016 Dart models are bought, let’s take a look at what the 2016 Dodge Dart lineup has to offer.
The Dodge Dart is a four door sedan that can seat up to five passengers. It’s currently available in eight different trims – SE, SXT, SXT Sport, Turbo, GT, GT Sport, Aero, and Limited. Each trim of course has varying options, sometimes standard on the high end trims (from left to right). While a sedan, the sleek look and design makes the Dart look a little more sporty than other four door sedans of its class.
Being a Dodge, the Dart is available with racing stripes in some instances. This adds that little flair and immediately makes any of the trims stand out, be it the Dart SE or Dart Limited. Of course, with LED tail lights, anyone on the road will know a Dodge is leading the pack. The Dart is available in five-to-eight stylish colors*.
Every trim has one of four available engines, with the base starting at a 2.0L I4 DOHC engine. Other available engines are a 1.4L I4 16-valve MultiAir Turbo (Aero), a 2.4L I4 MultiAir (SXT, GT, and Limited), and an optional 2.4L Ir PZEV MultiAir (SXT, GT, and Limited). The base engine, the 2.0L I4 DOHC has a horsepower of 160-hp and 148 ft-lb of torque. It has a fuel economy of 25/36 MPG city/highway.
Comfort and Entertainment
The seating material options range from Sport Cloth to Nappa Leather, and features such as heated seats can be found on the more high-end models. The SE comes with a 6-way manual passenger seat adjuster, rear folding seat, heater with instrument panel, and more.
As with all FCA cars, audio systems such as Uconnect can be found in the Dart. The standard choices pending on the trim is a 4 or 6-speaker system, but a nine-speaker Alpine system with a subwoofer is an upgradeable option on the SXT, GT, and Limited). An 8.4-inch touchscreen comes standard on all trims but the SE and SXT (option available for SXT). Uconnect’s Voice Command with Bluetooth integration is available on all trims but the SE.
Price and Warranty
The starting MSRP for the Dodge Dart is $16,995. As with all models under the Dodge name, the Dodge Dart is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty, 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and comes with 5 years or 100,000 miles of roadside assistance.
*Color variety depends on the trim
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