About Dodge Dart
The Dodge Dart may refer to 2 terms. One is the original model from 1960 to 1976, and the other is the Fiat-derived compact car from 2012 to 2016. For the previous model, it lasted for four generations, and each generation was a great success in competing against other models. They were cheap, fuel-economical, and various in options. For the latter model, it was the first compact sedan since Neon, creating a new option for customers.
The origin Dodge Dart was the successor of Lancer and the predecessor of Aspen and included the class of full size, mid-size, and compact. During the whole period of time, the Dodge Dart was sent to compete against Plymouth, Chevrolet, Ford, and AMC. In order to compete as the smallest full-size Dodge, the wheelbase of the models was continually reducing, from 118 inches or 122 inches of the first generation to 116 inches of the second, and to 111 inches of the third and the fourth. Their transmission basically remains unchanged as all models contained a 3-speed manual or a 3-speed Torqueflite automatic. 4-speed manual mode was offered by the third and the fourth generation.
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The new Dodge Dart (PF) from 2013 to 2016 was a totally different model based on the concept car of a mini MPV. It serves as the successor of Caliber and Avenger sedan and the predecessor of Neon third generation(2016). It has three transmission options from 5-speed to 7-speed. Similar to the origin, the new Dodge Dart also offers a wide range of options, such as 12 colors. Although the production only lasted for 4 years, there still remains a variety of trim levels, including the Dodge Dart SE, the SXT, the Limited, the Aero, and the GT. They all share the merit of a spacious cabin, an excellent optional electronics interface, and a high score of safety. However, the acceleration of the base engine is poor, as well as the poor performance of the automated transmission. Furthermore, it is considered that the front seats are higher than one's acceptance.