2014 Dodge Dart

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The top-of-the line Dart Limited includes all of the above plus a the sunroof, perforated leather upholstery and chrome exterior trim pieces. Standalone options include the premium sound system.

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There is some big news for the 2014 Dodge Dart floating around the water cooler. Although it carries over from last year relatively unchanged, the more desirable 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine has now been made available to more trim levels. Last year it was only found on GT variants but this year it has been made standard on the SXT and Limited trims as well.

The 2014 Dodge Dart is offered in five well equipped trim levels- SE, SXT, Aero, Limited and GT.

Standard features in the entry level SE includes 16-inch steel wheels, power windows, a rear folding seat and a 4-speaker sound system with a CD player and auxiliary audio jack. Power mirrors and locks, air conditioning, cruise control, an auto dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth and keyless entry are optional as part of the Convenience Package.

The Dart SXT gets 16-inch alloy wheels, auto on/off headlights, premium cloth upholstery and a 6-speaker sound system.  It also gets most features from the Convenience Package.

Several packages can be added to your SXT. A Uconnect® Touch Screen package adds a rearview camera system, an 8.4-inch touch screen, an iPod®/USB interface, a USB port and a premium 9-speaker Alpine sound system. A Sun and Sound Package is also available that will add most features from the Uconnect® Touch Screen package plus a sunroof. An appearance package, dubed the Rallye Appearance Package, will add sporty features like 17-inch alloy wheels, sporty exterior trim pieces, dual exhaust tips, a sport-tuned suspension and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

The Dart Aero gets standard features from the SXT plus underbody aerodynamic treatments, bi-function halogen projector headlamps, LED racetrack headlamps, daytime running lamps, speed-sensitive power locks and an outside temperature display. It also gets low rolling resistance tires, a rearview camera and the an 8.4-inch touch screen with satellite radio.

The GT variants will add 18-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, unique exterior and interior treatments, a power-adjustable driver’s seat dual-zone automatic climate control and features from the Rallye Package. The Sun and Sound Package is optional on the GT but only adds the sunroof and the Alpine sound system.

The top-of-the line Dart Limited includes all of the above plus a the sunroof, perforated leather upholstery and chrome exterior trim pieces. Standalone options include the premium sound system.  The Limited and GT are eligible for the Technology Package that includes auto high beams, push button start, a blind spot and rear cross traffic alert system, rear park assist and rain sensing wipers.

2014 Dodge Dart

Prices start at $15,995 and top out at $24,820 for a fully loaded Dart Limited.

 Spacious and comfortable cabin, appealing interior, 2.4-liter engine is now more widely available across trims, price

 Weak acceleration on base engine, unusually high seating position

Christine is a Contributing Editor at DriverPulse, a provider of online automotive editorial reviews and news. She is also an Account Manager and Head of Client Services for Nusani Media. She drinks a lot of coffee, loves to drive (manual, of course) and enjoys the company of her dog. She spends her free time exploring the great outdoors, painting and volunteering at her local animal shelter. Her passion for cars started at an early age. While most little girls were playing with dolls, she was playing with matchbox cars and watching her grandfather work on his prized Fords. She believes a vehicle should not only give you goosebumps while speeding around the circuit, its design should be purpose focused and elicit a pure emotional response. Her dream car, the Porsche Carrara GT, may not be easy to control however it is the perfect definition of form following function; mind blowing performance and beauty.

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