The Dodge Dart 2012, completely different from the ‘60s Dart, is a car entirely designed in Italy in collaboration with Fiat and intended for the North American market only. Its production started in 2012, and its structure derives from that of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. Nevertheless, the Dart looks original thanks to its redesigned grills and lights. The dimensions of this Sedan are 4,67 x 1,83 meters, while the weight varies from 1450 to 1520 kilograms. The Dart’s body was also judged very resistant and well structured by the NTHSA crash tests; other features like the 10 airbags and the ESP made this car obtain a five-star rating in resistance. The infotainment is identical to that of the Giulietta, where a simple and cheap “Fiat Connect” system provides an 8,4 inch LCD. In general, the interior doesn’t look as modern as that of most of the contemporary competitors, like the Toyota Corolla or the Honda Civic. The engines available are three, all petrol: two 160HP Turbo (but the first has 1400cc and derives from the Abarth 595 and the second is 2000cc and doesn’t offer the MultiAir technology as the 1400cc does) and a 184HP Aspirated. The suspension and the standard manual gearbox are the same as the Giulietta, while the automatic 9-gear transmission available as an optional is a ZF, so made in Germany. The Dodge Dart has never been subject to a restyling, and its production ended in 2016.
🏎️ Dodge Dart (2012)
🛠️ 1.4 MultiAir Turbo 250NM 160HP
💨 8,4 seconds
💶 No longer on sale
Our vote: ⭐⭐⭐⭐️ (4/5)