2016 Dodge Dart

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Dodge Dart highlights

Customer rating


  • Spirited ride handling
  • User-friendly touchscreen option
  • Spacious dimensions for a small sedan


  • Base engine is underwhelming
  • Automatic transmission shifts lack finesse
  • Trunk line inhibits rear visibility

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 33 highway, 27 combined

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All Dodge Dart years

New for 2016

  • The Dart is available in a variety of new trims, including the GT Sport, GT Sport Blacktop, SXT Sport, SXT Sport Blacktop, SXT Sport Rallye, and Turbo.
  • Dart trims have been upgraded with CD Audio as standard equipment this year.
  • Flex Fuel Vehicle features are now available as options on select trims.

Explore Dodge Dart details

GT Sport 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Manual Transmission
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Alpine Sound System
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Manual Transmission
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Remote Start
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 42.2"/R 35.2"

Head room

F 38.6"/R 37"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity



Manual 6

5 reasons to buy the 2016 Dodge Dart

1. Multiple sporty trims

If you're shopping for a modern muscle-car-style sedan and want ample options, the 2016 Dodge Dart is a solid ride with a low stance and rounded hood to consider. You have six trims with race car-inspired features to browse including the GT Sport, GT Sport Blacktop, SXT Sport, SXT Sport Blacktop, SXT Sport Rallye, and Turbo. Looking for 17-inch black aluminum wheels or dual exhaust tips? The Rallye trim delivers!

2. Loaded audio technology

Love to play your music loud while cruising along? Music lovers will appreciate the 2016 Dodge Dart's standard four-speaker sound system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack. Look out for the optional Convenience Package as it adds Bluetooth® connectivity, which enables music streaming from your phone. Choose an SXT trim level, and you get the Sun/Sound package, which includes a robust nine-speaker Alpine sound system upgrade to amplify your favorite tunes.

3. Three engine options

As you shop the 2016 Dodge Dart line-up, you have a few choices under the hood. The standard base model sports an energetic 160-hp 2.0L four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission, with the option to upgrade to a six-speed automatic. Higher trim levels offer the choice of a 184-hp 2.4L engine or a 160-hp 1.4L turbo that's great if you really crave some get-up and go. Love the roar of an engine? Want to show off at the local car show? Choose the Turbo trim and you will smile every press of the gas pedal.

4. Luxury cabin features

The 2016 Dodge Dart features all the bells and whistles a daily driver should. Whether you're logging miles for business travel, or taking the kids to school each morning, you'll appreciate the standard power windows, folding rear seats, and height-adjustable front seats. The SXT trims add on a rear seat armrest with a cupholder and the option to sign up for the Uconnect® Touchscreen package which includes satellite radio and a rearview camera. Live in a cold climate? Keep an eye out for models with the available Cold Weather Package for remote start, heated front seats, and heated mirrors to make winter days easier.

5. Driver assistance features

If you have a new teen driver in the home or simply enjoy having a little guidance, the 2016 Dodge Dart comes equipped with features to help you drive smart. The standard Electronic Stability Control reduces braking time and creates optimal steering control. Additional features are also available including a parking assistance option, blind spot monitoring, a rear backup camera, and rain-sensing windshield wipers that turn on automatically during inclement weather.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2016 Dodge Dart is a car that customers like for its great gas mileage and comfortable interior. Customers also like the car's design and handling.

RepairPal gave the Dodge Dart an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Dodge Dart 28th out of 44 among Compact Cars.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Dodge Dart is $571, compared to an average of $482 for Compact Cars and $619 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, Dodge Dart owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.6 times per year, compared to an average of 1.0 times for Compact Cars and 1.4 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 10% for the Dodge Dart, compared to an average of 10% for Compact Cars and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

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