By now, you’ve probably spotted a few Dodge Darts on your local roads; after all, they have been on sale for practically six-months. The first drives of the Dart came around the time we were adjusting our review format, meaning we haven’t yet unearthed its digits. Show More Summary
As much as the Ferrari F40 has been surpassed in technology, comfort, and even performance, it remains an icon for many of us who savor the raw, unrestrained nature of a race car just barely made legal for the street. Sadly, that raw aggression can sometimes result in an early demise. That's not the case with this mashed F40, though. It went...
While the 2015 Dodge Charger has adopted the look of the present-day Dart, the new Challenger is sticking to its retro-style guns. Blissfully stuck in the '70s, the large sports coupe hasn't undergone much of a makeover for the new....
The previous version of Dodge's large sedan wore some retro styling cues, evoking its heritage-based name. The 2015 Charger, by contrast, looks very, well, 2015 with fresh, modern styling that ties it to its smaller Dodge Dart sibling. More 2014...
With a new look inspired largely by the Dart compact, the 2015 Dodge Charger made its New York Auto Show debut today. Along with the interior and exterior changes, an eight-speed automatic becomes standard across the range. What hasn't changed is the choice of engines under the Charger's long hood. Show More Summary
Competes with: Ford Taurus, Hyundai Genesis, Chevrolet SS, Chevrolet Impala Looks like: Dodge Dart styling replaced retro-chic Powertrains: Standard 292 hp, 3.6-liter V-6, optional 370-hp, 5.7-liter Hemi V-8; eight-speed automatic; optional all-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Summer 2014 It used to...
Meet the refreshed 2015 Dodge Charger; notice anything different? You would have to be pretty farsighted to miss the sedan's new Dart-like nose, and it's likely going to be quite polarizing to the car's fans. Gone are the previous furrowed,...Show More Summary
For the entire time I’ve been on this planet, Chrysler A-bodies have been a constant presence in American wrecking yards, and they’re still quite easy to find today, 33 years after the last Valiant Charger rolled off the assembly line in Australia. I don’t photograph every Dart and Valiant that I see in junkyards, but […]
Before Dodge applied it to its well-known compact car (and today’s front-wheel-drive entry-level car), the Dart name played a part in keeping Dodge competitive as well as defining Dodge in the market during the highly transitional period for Chrysler’s lineup in the late 1950s and early 1960s. What resulted were some of Exner’s most fantastical […]
Dodge revived the Scat Pack name back in November at the 2013 SEMA show. At the time, though, we were short of details on forthcoming upgrade packages, which were destined to add some oomph to the Challenger, Charger and Dart. We'reShow More Summary
What do the Dodge Dart, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Mazda3, Subaru Impreza, Toyota Corolla and Volkswagen Jetta all have in common? Well, actually, lots. They are all four-door sedans that fall into the so-called C-segment, and they are all trending downward in sales. Show More Summary
Hidden amidst the overall very positive sales figures that Chrysler released earlier this week were a few disappointments, the biggest of which may be the Dodge Dart. While Dodge sales in general were down 11 percent from a year ago,...Show More Summary
Poor sales of the Dodge Dart have led to temporary layoffs at the auto maker’s Belvidere, Illinois plant, where the Dart is produced. Despite Chrysler sales being up 11 percent last month, sales of the Dart were down 37 percent. Speaking to the Daily Herald, Autopacific’s Dave Sullivan noted that “What’s going on now with the […]
It hasn't been all sunshine and lollipops in FCA world despite beautiful Maserati concepts and the Jeep Renegade we suddenly can't wait for. Sergio and company still have this issue of moving compact cars and the Dodge Dart still isn't doing the job. Read more...
The Dodge Avenger was a contentious topic on TTAC. For some, it made the Dart redundant, offering the cheapest 283 horsepower money could buy. For others, it was a dreadful pile of crap, fit for sub-prime buyers, rental fleets and not much else. Last month, we reported that the Avenger would die, to help prevent […]
David Zalubowski/APRam pickup trucks and Dodge Dart compact sedans on display at a dealership in Littleton, Colo. DETROIT -- Chrysler Group's fourth-quarter net income more than quadrupled to $1.62 billion, aided by $962 million in one-time...Show More Summary
Many gearheads will remember that the 1970s-era Dodge Dart's claim to fame was that its motor was so durable (though not necessarily powerful) that one could shoot bullets into the engine block. Decades later, Toyota has taken a page...Show More Summary
The launch of the Chrysler 200 means Chrysler has to make some decisions about its future; and the most likely course of action for them is to kill off the Dodge Avenger, right away. Sources tell TTAC that the Avenger will die rather soon. Expect sales to wrap up before the end of 2014. There […]
The Dodge Dart is a decent little car. It's honest, basic transportation, and many of us at Autoblog are genuinely fond of the Alfa Romeo-based compact sedan. For 2014, not a whole lot changes in the Dart world, save the addition ofShow More Summary
Chrysler decided to reveal the 2014 Dodge Dart Blacktop ahead of its official Detroit Auto Show debut. Based on the mid-level Dart SXT with Rallye Appearance Group, the Blacktop is the latest of Dodge's special-edition models featuring unique exterior and interior trim from the dark side. On top of the Rallye Appearance Group package, Blacktop...