2013 Dodge Dart knocked by Consumer Reports

The new and impressive 2013 Dodge Dart doesn’t seem to impress the folks over at Consumer Reports.

“Ultimately it didn’t score high enough to be recommended in a very competitive small sedan class,” said Consumer Reports said about the Dart.

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“Consumer Reports testers found that the Dodge Dart has a relatively quiet cabin, its handling is fairly nimble, and the ride is taut yet compliant,” Consumer Reports said. “However, where the Dart stalls out is its powertrains. The standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder feels underpowered, while the optional 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is raspy and has drivability issues when mated with the optional dual-clutch automated manual transmission.”

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Refresher: Power for the 2013 Dodge Dart comes from a 2.0 liter Tigershark engine, a 16-valve 160-hp MultiAir turbo unit and a new 16-valve 2.4 liter Tigershark MultAir 4-cylinder making 184-hp. Transmission choices include a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed dual dry clutch (DDCT) automatic. Prices start at $15,995.

– By: Omar Rana