Bull’s Eye: This Year’s Dodge Dart

October 19th, 2015 by

2014 Dodge Dart Blacktop

If you’re in the market for an outstanding Dodge model, we think you should target the 2015 Dodge Dart at your Miami Lakes Dodge dealers . This year’s Dodge Dart hits the mark and makes it look easy.

Read on for all the specifics about the 2015 Dodge Dart and “Grab Life” behind the wheel of this fun, fuel-efficient car.

The 2015 Dodge Dart Takes Aim


New for the 2015 model year, the Dodge Dart gets additional Bluetooth phone and music compatibility for Android smartphones, along with a USB port. Although the CD player is no longer a standard feature, it does remain an option, depending on your preferred trim level.

Speaking of trim level, you’ve got five to choose from, starting with the SE, and moving upwards to the SXT, Aero, GT, and finally, the Limited.

To start with, the entry SE comes with standard equipment like power windows, a cloth interior, a folding back seat, height-adjustable front seats, 16-inch wheels, a four-speaker sound system that does still include the CD player, along with an auxiliary audio jack, and MP3 player.

However, you can enhance this equipment with the Convenience Group, featuring active grille shutters, power locks and mirrors, cruise control, keyless entry, audio controls mounted on the steering wheel, body-color door handles, and overall improved aerodynamics.

The next step up, the SXT already comes with much of the Convenience Group, and also benefits from automatic headlights, enhanced upholstery, back seat armrest with cupholder, six-speaker sound system, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat, and 16-inch aluminum wheels.

Just like the SE, the SXT has plenty of options, thanks to packages like the Uconnect Touchscreen Group, Sun/Sound Group, Cold Weather Group, Rallye and California Appearance Groups, and Blacktop package. Depending on your geographic location and driving preferences, any one of these packages can help you customize your 2015 Dodge Dart to your exact needs and desires.

With the Aero, fuel-efficiency is the name of the game, due in part to the car’s active grille shutters, 16-inch low-rolling-resistance tires, aerodynamic enhancements underneath, and all the bells and whistles from the Technology Group, which includes automatic high-beam control, rear parking sensors, xenon headlights, and safety features like blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic notification.

If you opt for the Dodge Dart GT, which shares the aerodynamic enhancements with the Aero, you’ll get everything from the Technology Group, in addition to the Cold Weather Group, which offers heated front seats, power heated mirrors, and remote start for Darts equipped with automatic transmission.

For even more fun, check out the 2015 Dodge Dart Limited, which is loaded with all the goods from the GT, (minor exceptions including the GT’s exhaust tips), and further enhanced by the sportier suspension from the Rallye package, in addition to a navigation system, sunroof, remote ignition, leather upholstery, and exterior chrome trim.

Whichever trim you choose, each one can be made even better with features from the Mopar Interior package like a cargo tray, all-weather floor mats, cargo net, and special guards for the door sills. Optional Mopar Exterior packages offer body cladding as well.

The 2015 Dodge Dart’s Drivetrains

There is a trio of powertrains for this year’s Dodge Dart lineup.

Starting with the SE, standard power comes from the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, backed by 160 horses and 148 lb.-ft. of torque, operated by a standard six-speed manual transmission with the six-speed automatic available as an option.

Equipped with the manual transmission, the 2015 Dodge Dart SE was clocked by Edmunds’ performance testing as making the zero to sixty mph stretch in 9.9 seconds. Unfortunately, this is a bit on the sluggish side for the compact sedan segment, and the automatic is even slower. However, fuel economy is something to consider, with the manual EPA-estimated at 25 city, 36 highway, and 29 mpg combined, and the automatic rated at 24 city, 34 highway, and 27 mpg combined.

Under the hood of the Aero, you’ll find a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine generating 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque, operated by a standard six-speed manual transmission or optional six-speed automated manual. So equipped, the Dart made the zero to sixty mph in 8.4 seconds, with EPA estimates at 32 mpg combined from both transmissions.

If you choose the SXT, GT, or the Limited, expect to drive a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, able to produce 184 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. of torque. Standard transmission on the SXT and GT comes from the six-speed manual, but the six-speed automatic is an option. However, the six-speed automatic is standard operation for the Limited.

Good news for those drivers concerned with their carbon footprint or anyone trying to make “greener” choices. This year’s 2.4-liter engine is available with Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV) distinction across the 14 California Air Resources Board (CARB) states, which are: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.

The Dodge Dart GT, when paired with the automatic transmission, made the zero to sixty mph dash in 8.4 seconds, with fuel economy measured at 27 mpg combined from the manual, and 26 mpg combined from the automatic transmission.

On Point Safety Features and Ratings

With all of its standard and available safety features, it’s no wonder that the 2015 Dodge Dart earned the highest possible safety ratings, five out of five stars from federal crash testing, along with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s top ranking of “Good.”

All 2015 Dodge Dart models come standard with traction and stability control, side curtain and front knee airbags, front, and rear side airbags, and antilock disc brakes. The rearview camera is optional on just about all of the Dodge Dart models, and the GT and Limited benefit from all the bells and whistles found in the Technology package.

Additional safety testing was done by Edmunds , and the results were impressive. The Dart Limited was able to stop from sixty mph in 118 feet, which makes it one of the best in the segment while the Dart GT did even better in a quick 116 feet.

Darting Around Town

Inside the Dodge Dart, drivers and passengers will likely be pleased with stitching details and colorful accents. The available 8.4-inch touchscreen is an infotainment must-have, easy to use, super-accessible, with voice control and rapid processing speeds.

Interior color options come in either single-toned Black, or duo-toned Black/Ruby Red, Ceramic White/Black, Light Frost/Black, or Light Tungsten/Black.

Surprisingly roomy, both the front and back cabins boast loads of legroom, but the cargo space isn’t breaking any records, measuring 13.1 cubic feet.

Comfortable, with precise handling and confident steering, the 2015 Dodge Darts are well worth a test drive and further consideration at your Miami Lakes Dodge dealers .

Depending on which model you choose, the 2015 Dodge Dart comes in nine available exterior colors, including Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat, Bright White Clearcoat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat, Laser Blue Pearl Coat, Passion Red Pearl Coat, Pitch Black Clearcoat, Redline 2 Coat Pearl, True Blue Pearlcoat, and Vitamin C.

The 2015 Dodge Dart is something to shoot for when it comes to a compact sedan that offers a considerably roomy interior, along with solid fuel economy, and outstanding safety features. With its significant list of available options and packages, it’s easy to customize the 2015 Dodge Dart to your precise preferences.

_Take aim and hit your mark in a 2015 Dodge Dart. The extensive finance and leasing options at Miami Lakes Dodge dea lers makes it easy to target the 2015 Dodge Dart. _

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