2016 Dodge Dart

The 2016 Dodge Dart provides everything a driver could possibly want from an affordable compact car. While the brand has placed a particular emphasis on the vehicle's efficiency, the nameplate actually delivers in more ways than that.

The vehicle's engine options are as efficient as they are powerful, providing an underrated driving experience. Plus, the accompanying mechanics and aerodynamic design will result in excellent handling and drivability. Meanwhile, the assortment of technological amenities will keep all of your passengers' preoccupied, and the variety of safety features will keep said passengers safe and protected.

Fuel efficiency is certainly nice, and the Dodge delivers in that respect. However, the nameplate should be recognized for its assortment of other impressive amenities and capabilities.

2016 Dodge Dart

41 MPG

Max. Highway


Tigershark Engine


Safety/Security Features

2016 Dodge Dart Performance
2016 Dodge Dart Performance


The 2016 Dodge Dart may look unassuming, but you shouldn't take this compact car for granted. The vehicle is more than capable of holding its own on the open road, as the available engine options provide enough power to keep up with any car. Meanwhile, the accompanying mechanics combine to deliver an optimal driving experience, while the exterior's aerodynamic design improves the car's performance.

The Dart may be known for its incredible fuel efficiency, but that'd be selling the vehicle's other performance attributes short. The powerful engines and reliable under-workings of the vehicle should certainly be recognized and commended for their abilities.

Competent Engine Options

Dodge touts that the Dart's accompanying engine options are efficient. That certainly can't be denied, but it's important for drivers to recognize that these units can also pump out plenty of power.

The 2.0-liter Tigershark is the most underwhelming option, but it's tough to stand against the brand's other impressive engine offerings. The four-cylinder engine can produce 160 horsepower and 148 pounds-feet of torque. Thanks to the inclusion of fuel-saving technology like Variable Valve Timing, drivers can expect a 25 city/36 highway mile per gallon efficiency.

Meanwhile, the 2.4-liter Tigershark Multiair 2 engine offers improved power and efficiency specs. When coupled with the six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, drivers should expect around 184 horsepower and 174 pounds-feet of torque. Plus, the unit delivers a 23 city/35 highway mile per gallon efficiency.

Finally, while the 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine may be the smallest of the bunch, it's actually the most impressive of the offerings. The unit pumps out a very solid 160 horsepower and 184 pounds-feet of torque. Thanks to a variety of economy-friendly features (like the MultiAir technology), drivers can enjoy the unit's 28 city/41 highway mile per gallon fuel efficiency.

Superb Mechanics

To adapt to these impressive engines, a vehicle must possess reliable accompanying mechanics. Luckily, the Dart's engineers added a number of useful features to the compact car's inner workings. For example, the sport-tuned suspension improves cornering when traveling at higher speeds, and also provides a more enjoyable driving experience.

Meanwhile, the available transmissions make for seamless switching of gears, and they also contribute to the vehicle's superb handling and drivability. The six-speed close-ratio manual transmission will provide a more hands-on driving experience, while the six-speed PowerTech automatic transmission or available six-speed dual dry clutch automatic transmission (with AutoStick) makes for one of the most effortless rides possible.

Aerodynamic Design

Surprisingly, the Dart's exterior design isn't only about style. These curves, angles, and exterior inclusions all play a role in improving the vehicle's aerodynamics, which vicariously affect the vehicle's performance. The active grille shutters play the most significant role in the Dart's aerodynamics. The unit helps lead airflow around and to the sides of the vehicle, thus reducing drag.

Meanwhile, the laser-brazed roof was also designed with performance in mind. The smoother, angular top of the car improves your vehicle's resistance while also improving overall functions. Meanwhile, the underbody panels don't necessarily play a role in aerodynamics, but since they contribute to a reduction in overall drag, they still play a role in the Dart's complete performance.

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2016 Dodge Dart Technology
2016 Dodge Dart Technology


The Dodge Dart is advertised as being the most "technologically advanced car in its class." When you explore all of the innovative features and amenities, you'd certainly be able to justify that honor. A number of driver-friendly touchscreens are innovative and fun to use, and owners can truly appreciate all of their music via the available sound systems.

If your passengers aren't interested in your music choices, they can zone out on their smartphone or similar gadget. The various charging ports will provide the necessary amount of power for those toys, while the available WiFi will allow them to stay connected to the Web.

The brand did promise us these technological amenities, and there's no denying that they delivered in a very big way.

Engaging Infotainment System

It starts with the available Radio 8.4 system, which is supported by an 8.4-inch high-resolution touchscreen. Drivers can access a navigation system via Garmin or SiriusXM's Travel Link, and they can refer to an array of up-to-date information from weather reports, sports scores, or movie times.

Drivers can enjoy their favorite tunes via the AM/FM radio, the SiriusXM Satellite Radio, or even their own mobile device. If you're planning on jamming out, you can appreciate the audio via the available 506-watt Alpine sound system, which provides nine speakers and a subwoofer.

Customizable Digital Gauge

The Dart offers a class-exclusive Driver Information Digital Cluster Display. The seven-inch screen can be customized to provide drivers with essential information. The vehicle's operator can access their vehicle's speed, fuel economy, and even diagnostics (like tire pressure and battery power).

Reliable Connectivity

If you find that your younger passengers are constantly searching for something to do, they can at least stay on the grid while they're traveling in the 2016 Dodge Dart. The USB/Aux ports will allow occupants to keep their smartphones juiced, and the available WiFi provides Internet access from up to 150 feet away.

Meanwhile, the driver will appreciate the Bluetooth connectivity, which allows them seamlessly connect their smartphone to their Dart. As a result, drivers can make hands-free phone calls, eliminating any of the dangers that accompanies calling while driving. Meanwhile, the Uconnect Voice Commands will allow you to audibly control your vehicle's infotainment system, meaning a simple command can pull up music or navigation.

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2016 Dodge Dart Safety
2016 Dodge Dart Safety


Of course, keeping all of the Dart's occupants safe is a top priority. Thankfully, the vehicle's offering of safety features will keep everyone safe and secure during an accident.

Considering the array of preventative features, a driver shouldn't find themselves in an accident in the first place. A number of technological safety features will help keep your vehicle on its intended path, preventing a potential collision with another vehicle. There are even safety functions that will reduce the chances of a small fender bender.

Thanks to these safety technologies, you should be able to keep your Dart (and your passengers) looking good as new.

Preventative Features

You've just purchased a new vehicle, so you're going to want to keep it out of harm's way. Thanks to several technological safety features, the chance of an accident is reduced drastically. Systems like the Electronic Stability Control will allow the driver to keep full control of their Dodge Dart, ignoring any slippery roads or brutal wind.

Meanwhile, the Ready-Alert braking will anticipate a potential collision and react accordingly. The system is ready to adapt to the sudden use of brakes, which could prevent you from accidentally plowing into the driver in front of you. Meanwhile, the Rain Brake Support system will automatically remove any water from your brake pads, allowing them to perform to their maximum effectiveness.

Of course, you're also going to want to prevent your vehicle from accumulating any dents or scratches. Systems like the ParkSense Rear Park Assist system will help guide a driver while reversing, preventing any accidental fender benders. Even the ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera (accessible via the Uconnect touchscreen) will allow the driver to monitor the happenings behind their vehicle, thus preventing an accident.

Protective Features

If you do find yourself in an accident, the Dart's sturdy design will keep passengers as secure as possible. The high-strength steel body will provide the utmost protection, while the steel crumple zones will help absorb the energy produced from a collision.

The vehicle is also equipped with a number of airbags scattered throughout the cabin. The Dart offers 10 standard air bags, including the innovative knee-blocker protection. Finally, the active front head restraints should reduce minor neck and head injuries caused by an accident.

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Discover Your Dart At Miami Lakes Dodge

For those in the market for an affordable compact car, there's no better option that the 2016 Dodge Dart. But, where should you make that purchase?

If you live in the Miami Lakes, Florida area, Miami Lakes Automall provides everything you need from a dealership. The business offers a wide assortment of brands and models, so customers aren't necessarily limited to just Dodge. Their helpful salespeople are focused on finding their customers the best possible deal, and you can even rely on the finance department to determine a fair payment plan. Once you've officially purchased your Dart, you can continue to visit Miami Lakes Automall for all of your Dodge service needs.

If you want to acquire that affordable compact car without having to deal with the hassles of buying a vehicle, there's truly no better place to shop.