2015 Dodge Dart Review, Price and Pictures

October 1st, 2014 | Category: Dodge | 483 Views

2015 Dodge Dart Review, Price and Pictures – Welcome to Neocarsuv.com, we will provide the latest information about the Dodge Dart Concept. 2015 Dodge Dart changes is one brand new car from Dodge that was released in 2015. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2015 Dodge Dart Release Date.

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Now, the 2015 Dodge Dart offers few changes compared to the 2014 model. Last year’s Dart, however, benefitted from a number of running changes. An expanded range of running gear and improved driveability solved some of the teething issues of the Dart, which is Chrysler’s first compact car since the Neon left long ago.

In theory, the Dart replaced the substandard and unloved Caliber hatchback. It competes against cars that include the Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, and Mazda 3, among others–though it’ll be a tough task to lure satisfied Honda and Toyota buyers into a Dodge dealer any time soon. One hidden Dart asset: In interior volume, it’s almost a mid-size car, and feels like it.

The 2015 Dodge Dart’s touchscreen adds Android smartphone compatibility for Bluetooth phones and streaming music, as well as USB connectivity to play music from the device. The CD player is no longer standard on all models and is now a stand-alone option available on certain trims. Finally, the 2.4-liter engine is now available with Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV) specifications in the 14 California Air Resources Board (CARB) states.

One thing that can be said about the 2015 Dodge Dart: It’s not your father’s Dart. After a tolerably successful career through the 1970s, this 5-seat compact sedan was reprised for the 2013 model year in what Dodge/Chrysler calls its second generation. The newer version is sleeker, more user friendly, up-featured (comparatively) and of course comes without the potent but fuel-guzzling V8 powerplant of yore.

The Dodge Dart is an affordable small car that has enhanced optional connectivity features for 2015. The 2015 Dodge Dart is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 160 horsepower. A 184-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a 160-horsepower turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine are available. A six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive are standard. A six-speed automatic transmission is optional. With the base engine and an automatic transmission, the 2015 Dodge Dart earns an EPA-estimated 24/34 mpg city/highway. Models with a manual transmission and the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine return 28/41 mpg.

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2015 Dodge Dart Price

Pricing for the new 2015 Dodge Dart has been set at $17,757 – $24,130 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2015 Dodge Dart we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.

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2015 Dodge Dart Interior

The 2015 Dodge Dart doesn’t look like all the other compact sedans, thankfully. Instead, it takes after some of its Dodge siblings, giving it some attitude in what can be a ho-hum segment.

In many ways, the Dart looks like a modernized Neon. It’s larger than the Neon, but the proportions are similar–with a wide stance and a low cowl. Its cowl isn’t actually any lower than in other cars, but a wide stance, low fender tops, and a long flowing roofline make it look larger and closer to the ground. It’s neither as boxy and upright as the Chevy Cruze nor as slab-sided as the Ford Focus sedan. It has a more substantial look in the rear, like the Charger, which adopts an appearance even more similar to the Dart for 2015. A full-width taillight cluster offers optional LED illumination (152 diodes in all). The exhaust exits through a pair of 3-inch oval finishers in the apron, unlike more basic compacts that use only a single exhaust pipe.

The 2015 Dodge Dart is a five-passenger compact sedan available in five trim levels: SE, SXT, Aero, GT and Limited. The base SE comes sparsely equipped with 16-inch steel wheels, power windows, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, height-adjustable front seats, cloth upholstery, a folding rear seat, and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, an MP3 player and an auxiliary audio jack. The optional Convenience Group adds underbody aerodynamic enhancements, active grille shutters, body-color door handles, power mirrors and locks, keyless entry, cruise control, air-conditioning, steering-wheel audio controls, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a USB port.

The 2015 Dodge Dart seats five and comes standard with a six-way adjustable driver’s seat, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel and a four-speaker audio system. Heated front seats, leather upholstery, a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, air conditioning, cruise control, a nine-speaker Alpine audio system, satellite radio, a USB port, navigation and an 8.4-inch touch-screen display are optional. For 2015, Dodge’s available Uconnect infotainment system adds voice controls and Android smartphone integration for Bluetooth and music streaming. A rearview camera, rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert are also optional.

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2015 Dodge Dart Exterior

Every 2015 Dodge Dart comes standard with antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front and rear side airbags, side curtain airbags and front knee airbags. A rearview camera is available on most trims. The optional Technology package on the GT and Limited includes rear parking sensors, blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert.

The Dodge Dart makes a nice first impression, with padded surfaces, dash stitching and available flares of colorful trim. Build quality isn’t exactly up to that of the segment leaders, though. We highly recommend springing for the available 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment interface, which you can get with or without a navigation system. It features straightforward menus, large on-screen buttons and an accompanying knob that makes whipping through iPod menus a breeze. Processing times are quick, too, and if you need to enter a destination on the move, the voice control works surprisingly well. In Darts without this interface, the standard stereo head unit clumsily plugs into the same spot, reinforcing the notion that you missed out on something better.

In government crash testing, the Dart earned the highest possible rating of five stars for overall crash protection, with five stars for total frontal-impact protection and five stars for total side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Dart a top score of “Good” in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength tests. In the small-overlap frontal-offset impact test, the Dart earned an “Acceptable” rating (second highest on a scale of four). Its seat and head restraint design was rated “Good” for whiplash protection in rear impacts.

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2015 Dodge Dart Engine

The 2015 Dodge Dart has the look of a sporty car, although all of its engine options aren’t up to the task of coming through on the promise. You can basically choose economy or power, but not at the same time. The handling and ride do make up for some of the engine deficiencies, however.

We have to think that Chrysler would have been better off perfecting one engine instead of spreading itself thin with three engines and three transmissions. None of the Dart’s powertrain combinations feels fully sorted, which takes away from the overall experience. It’s a compromise whichever way you look.

Three engines are available for the 2015 Dodge Dart. The base SE model comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 160 hp and 148 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and a six-speed automatic is optional. In Edmunds performance testing, a manual-equipped Dart with this engine accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 9.9 seconds, a slow time for a compact sedan in this price range. An automatic-equipped car would be even slower. The EPA rates the manual version at 29 mpg combined (25 city/36 highway), while the automatic rates 27 mpg combined (24 city/34 highway).

Opt for the turbocharged 160-hp 1.4-liter engine, however, and you’ll find more torque, better acceleration, and a sportier, more responsive drive. But you’ll have to keep your foot firmly into the accelerator to make it happen. Like many cars with six-speed transmissions, the Dart’s top gear was chosen to keep the engine running below 2,000 rpm under steady load, for best fuel economy. The 1.4-liter gives you power, but not until it revs past 3,000 rpm–which may mean not one but two downshifts. The 1.4-liter is standard on Aero models, mated to a six-speed manual or dual-clutch automatic, where a few other tweaks help it hit a max of 41 mpg highway.

A 184-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder is the standard engine in SXT, Limited, and GT models. It’s available with a stick or an automatic on SXT and GT models, while the Limited is auto-only. It provides adequate power without the surginess that’s sometimes evident from the 1.4’s turbo.

The base 2.0-liter model gets 25/36 mpg with a manual and 24/34 mpg with the automatic. The 1.4-liter turbo Dart is rated at 27/37 mpg with the dual-clutch automatic and without the Aero’s tweaks; when fitted to an Aero car, it returns 28/41 mpg with the manual and 28/40 with the auto. The 2.4 returns 22/35 mpg with a manual or 23/35 mpg with the six-speed automatic.

Power-wise, look for a standard 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine to again mate with either a standard 6-speed manual transmission or an available 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission to put out 160 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque in the base SE. Again for 2015, expect 25 mpg city/36 highway from stick-shift SE versions and 24/34 from SEs with the 6-speed automatic.

Dodge’s 2015 Dart Aero should return sporting the peppy 1.4-liter turbocharged I4 and should again boast either the 6-speed stick or the 6-speed shiftable automatic. Look for 160 hp from this blown 4-banger, with 184 lb-ft of torque once again on tap. Meanwhile mileage figures are expected to remain 28/41 with the manual transmission and 28/40 in automatic-packing iterations.

Standard on the Aero is a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and a six-speed automated manual is optional. In Edmunds testing, a Dart with the turbo engine and manual transmission hit 60 mph in 8.4 seconds, which is average for the segment. The automated manual transmission added only 0.2 second to that time. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 32 combined (28/41) with the conventional manual and 32 combined (28/40) with the automated manual.

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