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Critics' Rating: 7.9
Performance: 7.7
Interior: 7.8
Total Cost of Ownership: 9.4
Safety: 9.4
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2015 Dodge Dart Review

The 2015 Dodge Dart has solid performance, a decent cabin, and respectable safety scores, but its poor cabin build quality and low predicted reliability rating drag it toward the bottom of the compact car class.

Pros & Cons

  • Sporty handling
  • Straightforward infotainment system

  • Low predicted reliability score
  • Few standard features
  • Uncomfortable front seats

2015 Dodge Dart Overview

Is the 2015 Dodge Dart a Good Used Car?

Overall, the 2015 Dart is a mediocre car in a highly competitive class. The Dart's performance shines, with sporty cornering and punchy available engines. The cabin looks nice, but the build quality is low, and the front seats are uncomfortable. The Dart has one of the lowest reliability ratings in the class.

Used 2015 Dodge Dart Performance and Interior

The Dart's standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine should prove powerful enough for most drivers, though it can feel a bit overwhelmed when merging on the highway or passing at high speeds. The available turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder and the 2.4-liter four-cylinder have more punch. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and a six-speed automatic is available. With the base engine and automatic transmission, the Dart gets up to 24 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. That's subpar for a compact car. The Dart is among the nimblest compact cars available, with sporty handling and precise steering. The ride is on the firm side, but it's still comfortable.

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The Dart's interior is appealing, with high-quality materials and intuitive controls. However, some rivals have better fit and finish. The cabin is roomy, with plenty of space in both rows. The front seats are uncomfortable to sit in, however, and tall drivers may have difficulty finding a good driving position. The passenger seat has limited padding and feels hard because of the hidden storage compartment beneath its cushion. The Dart has a full set of LATCH car-seat connectors on each outboard rear seat, along with an additional upper tether anchor on the middle rear seat.

Most small cars have limited standard features, but the Dart compact sedan is practically featureless in the base model, with only a basic stereo and an auxiliary audio input. Not even air conditioning or power door locks are standard in the base trim, though they are included in upper trims. Other available features include an 8.4-inch Uconnect touch-screen infotainment system, Bluetooth, navigation, an Alpine premium audio system, and satellite radio. The Uconnect touch screen is easy to use, with intuitive menus, large touch-screen buttons, and redundant physical controls.

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Used 2015 Dodge Dart Prices

Prices for the 2015 Dart sedan range from about $10,000 for the base SE model to around $15,000 for the top-of-the-line Limited trim. Prices vary with vehicle condition, mileage, and location.

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We analyzed 45 professional Dodge Dart reviews – along with fuel economy, safety, and reliability data – to help you decide if the Dart is the right used car for you.

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How Reliable Is the 2015 Dodge Dart?

The 2015 Dart has an abysmal predicted reliability rating of two out of five, which is the lowest rating a car can receive from J.D. Power.

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How Safe Is the Dart?

The Dart earns good results in crash tests, with a five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the Dart a 2015 Top Safety Pick.

Advanced safety features available for the Dart include blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and a rearview camera.

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Should I Consider Another Used Dart?

The 2015 model is part of the Dart's first and only generation, which launched for the 2013 model year and ended with the 2016 model. There are few major differences between the 2015 Dart and all other models in the generation, so you can likely find a similarly equipped 2013 or 2014 model for less money than the 2015.

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Which Used Dodge Dart Is Right for Me?

Skip the base SE trim since it has very few features, and step up to the SXT model. It adds air conditioning, power door locks, Bluetooth, a six-speaker audio system, and a split-folding rear seat. For more tech, get an SXT model with the Uconnect Touchscreen Group, which includes an 8.4-inch touch-screen infotainment system, a USB port, satellite radio, and a rearview camera.

Because of the Dart's poor predicted reliability rating, you may want to consider a certified pre-owned Dart. For certified pre-owned Dodge vehicles, the original new-car powertrain warranty is extended to seven years or 100,000 miles. CPO vehicles also get a three-month/3,000-mile Maximum Coverage Care warranty. There are restrictions related to mileage and models, so read the Chrysler/Dodge/Fiat/Jeep/Ram warranty page carefully.

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2015 Dodge Dart and Other Cars to Consider

Which Is Better: 2015 Dodge Dart or 2015 Ford Focus?

If you like the Dart's sporty handling, you'll love the Ford Focus. The Focus has lithe handling and peppy engines to get you up to speed quickly. The Focus' base engine is also more fuel-efficient than the four-cylinder that powers the Dart. Inside, the Focus has an upscale design, and the seats are comfortable. There are numerous features, though the available infotainment system is tricky to use.

Which Is Better: 2015 Dodge Dart or 2015 Honda Civic?

The Honda Civic is a better buy than the Dart. The Civic earns a high predicted reliability rating. The Civic has more interior features, and its seats are comfortable and roomy in both rows. The Civic's infotainment system is easy to use, and you can operate it with smartphonelike pinching and swiping gestures. The Civic may not be as sporty as the Dart, but it still has capable and composed handling with decent power from its four-cylinder engine. The Civic is also more fuel-efficient than the Dart.

Which Is Better: 2015 Dodge Dart or 2015 Chevrolet Cruze?

The Chevrolet Cruze isn't as thrilling to drive as the Dart, but it is a better commuting car. The Cruze has a sharp interior design, comfy front seats, and plenty of features, including an available Wi-Fi hot spot. The Cruze's predicted reliability rating is higher than the Dart's, and its fuel economy estimates are higher too – especially with the available turbocharged or turbodiesel engines. The Cruze has smooth, composed handling and plenty of power from its engines.

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