2016 Dodge Dart Limited A Higher-End Trim for a Lower Price
Dodge dealers in Miami have the 2016 Dodge Dart sitting in their lots. The Dart itself is a neat looking vehicle. It sports some unique features for a compact car and comes at a low price. As an added bonus, unlike most other vehicles, when you opt for the Limited trim you aren’t sacrificing the affordable price for the features. Even when it’s loaded up with all the standard features, and then some, offered in the Dart lineup — the price is still good.
This is the reason the Dart is a vehicle that will give you the most bang for your buck, and then some. It all starts with a few features that are unique to the Dart Limited.
Kicking things off for the design, are some of the unique features it sports. The design of the Dodge Dart Limited get’s even more intriguing than the lower trim levels. It keeps the GT’s dual exhaust tips, which give it a sportier look, and adds a chrome exterior trim to match the exhaust pipes. This standard chrome trim certainly makes the Limited trim pop when lined up next to the others, and the standard sunroof is also a noticeable and welcoming change as well. The only time it goes backward is with the 17-inch wheels, as opposed to having 18-inch wheels like the GT trim.
Even though the changes are subtle for the Limited, it’s the right type of subtle. The Dart was already a vehicle that stood out in a crowd, and the addition of the sunroof and chrome trim make it pop even more.
Upscale Interior Comfort
What isn’t subtle, however, is the interior of the 2016 Dodge Dart. It already made a nice first impression; with its dash stitching, colorful trim, and padded surfaces. But, the Limited kicks it up a notch, and gives you an interior that would make the living room of your house jealous.
It all starts with the front seats. The Limited trim features standard heated front seats, which are lavished with a supple Limited Nappa leather accompanied by subtly-contrasting accent stitching. The driver’s seat is power-adjustable 6-ways, and also comes with 4-way lumbar support. Unlike the lower trims, the driver’s seat isn’t left alone in its quest for comfort, and the passenger seat sports a 6-way manual seat-adjust. That way, the passenger can stay just as comfortable as the driver in the Limited trim. The Dart Limited also features a leather-wrapped/heated steering wheel, and the shift-knob is wrapped in leather.
The luxury and convenience features don’t stop there, Dodge made sure the 2016 Dart Limited had even the tiniest of comfort-oriented features in order to give it an edge over the competition and the other trims. Features like illuminated vanity mirrors in the drop-down sun visors, auto-dimming rearview mirror, or chrome interior door handles.
The 2016 Dodge Dart Limited is also boasting some impressive technology upgrades. Mainly, the Radio 8.4 Nav with an 8.4-inch touchscreen is a welcoming sight. This infotainment interface has straightforward menus, large on-screen buttons and an accompanying knob that makes navigating menus a breeze. This is something that’s lacking in the lower-tier systems offered, so it’s nice to see this one is offered standard on the Limited trim. Accompanying this system is a 12-volt aux power outlet in the console and a 12-volt aux power outlet in the instrument panel. Rounding off the entertainment technology, the 2016 Dodge Dart Limited also comes with iPod control and a remote USB port. That way, no matter where you go, you will have easy access to your music, and a way to keep your iPod charged up.
The Limited trim comes standard with the 6-speaker sound system. Unfortunately, just like all the other trims, the 9-speaker Alpine sound system is an optional package.
The Dart sees an increase in performance and sports the best of the best packages and engines to help it get from point A to point B. Not only is it sporting the GT’s excellent suspension package, but it also comes with the best engine option.
The 2.4-liter I-4 MultiAir Tigershark engine can put out 184 horsepower and 174-lb-feet of torque. In Edmunds testing, a Dart can do the 0-60 mph spring in 8.4 seconds with this engine; which is perfectly average for a vehicle in this class. Even though the fuel-saving technology is advanced, it’s a little under par in fuel-efficiency compared to its class. The Dodge Dart with the 2.4-liter Tigershark engine gets 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and 26 mpg combined with the automatic transmission.
However, even if the numbers are slightly under-par for a car of this size, the fuel-efficiency is still decent. Even so, the surprisingly affordable price more than makes up for the very few shortcomings this vehicle has.
Surprisingly Affordable Price
In order to put this into perspective for you, it’s first important to compare the MSRP of the Limited trim with the Base trim and then with some of the competition. The starting MSRP of the Dart’s SE trim is $16,995, and the Limited trim has a starting MSRP sitting at $24,395. A 2016 Ford Focus ST comes in at about 2 grand less than the Dart but doesn’t get nearly as many standard features. For example, the dual zone climate control on the Focus is optional; not standard. Another feature that also doesn’t come standard with the Focus is the sunroof — but it’s a feature that comes standard on the Dart!
Those are just a few examples of the standard features the 2016 Dodge Dart Limited sports that the competitors don’t. The point is, for only around 2 grand more, you are getting much more bang for your buck. Which is why the Dart Limited has a value that’s extremely hard to beat, let alone even match.