The 2016 Dodge Dart: A Perfect Design for Miami Cruising


That car you see sitting in a Dodge dealership in Miami with the perfect design for cruising around the beachfront is the 2016 Dodge Dart. With a unique and fresh design for a compact car and modern interior comfort, the 2016 Dodge Dart is perfect for those looking for warm-weather cruising.

This compact car has what it takes to keep you looking cool, and feeling cool. That way you can turn heads rolling up to nightclubs while also enjoying your fun in the sun experience.

Unique Design Features

One of the major reasons for the Dart’s cool-looking design is the many unique features it has a compact car. The first feature you will notice is the Dart’s dramatic-looking hood. At first glance, you might not think anything of it — then it will hit you a second later. Unlike most other vehicles on the road, the Dart’s hood is integrated into the design of the vehicle. This causes the hood to sit flush with the front-end, and create a seamless transition between itself and the grille.

As your eyes follow the hood’s integration into the grille, you will then notice the design of the grille. The signature split-crosshair provides a fresh outlook on what a compact car is supposed to look like, and it compliments the design nicely. The design not only adds a touch of aggressiveness to the Dart, but it’s practical as well; because it’s also aerodynamic. This grille no doubt contributes to the Dart’s stellar performance and fuel efficiency. With up to 41 mpg highway, you will experience savings at the pump and be eye-candy for the other drivers on the road — I hope you’re comfortable with being the center of attention.

It’s not just the front that has unique features, either. The back of the Dart has a dual-tip exhaust system that juts out under a rear bumper with a transition to the trunk that’s just as seamless as the hood’s transition. The real eye-catcher, though, is the available racetrack taillamp array. This available setup comes with 152 individually placed LEDs and ensures that the Dart makes a rebellious statement even when it’s not in motion.

Overall Design

Above Overall Design

These unique features contribute to the sleek and fresh overall design of the Dart, which is perfect for the Miami culture. The dramatic hood and rear end really set the tone for this vehicle, and everything about the design is meant to be aerodynamic, unique, and curvy. With provocative contours like this, it’s hard to keep your eyes off it.

The hood sweeps up and over the windshield, where an elegant roof greets it. After that, it tapers off stylishly into a jacked-up rear end, which provides the Dart with an athletic and more aggressive stance that’s usually not seen on a compact vehicle.

Accessorizing Options

A unique design requires bold colors, and that’s exactly what’s offered on the Dart. These nine colors range from a clean white to a vibrant orange, or a provocative red. No matter what type of style you want for your vehicle, the Dart has you covered regardless of the trim level. Complimenting the bold colors, the Dart also offers nine different wheel finishes. You can pick either 16 or 18-inch wheels, with available finishes like tech silver, satin silver, and polished or class-exclusive hyper black.

With the adrenaline-pumping colors, you might be thinking the excitement under the hood doesn’t match what you see; but looks can be deceiving.

Brief Performance Overview

The Dart offers three spirited engine options across its trim levels: the 2.0-liter Tigershark four-cylinder engine, 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo Engine, and the 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir 2 Engine. The 1.4-liter puts out 160 horsepower and an impressive 184 pound-feet of torque, without sacrificing fuel-efficiency. This is the engine that returns 28 mpg city and 41 mpg highway.

The 2.0-liter Tigershark is a happy middle ground between the two other engines, and gets the same amount of horsepower with less fuel economy and torque, but is an overall beefier engine.

The 2.4-liter Tigershark is the king of this lineup and puts out 184 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque for only 1 mpg less than the 2.0-liter, which puts the Dart at a rating of 23 mpg city and 35 mpg highway.

With these engine options putting out that kind of torque for a compact car, it’s going to create some rubber-burning action if you romp on the gas from a standstill. Its eye-catching exterior will make sure you look good doing it, and the interior design will make sure you stay comfortable after the smoke has cleared.

Interior Design

Under Interior

The interior design of the Dart is a design that’s just as modern as the outside, and it’s also quite nice looking. The quality comfort and design stem from the superior craftsmanship that Dodge put into the Dart. Each and every detail was mulled over and implemented to provide the best comfort possible. Everything is within reach, and the Dart delivers a driver-centric design that lets you focus more on driving instead of wondering where all the buttons are. The soft-touch materials ensure that you are as comfortable as possible, as do the available leather seats.

Take these features and combine them with two-tone color options, like black and red or black and white, and you have a compact car that provides the interior style and sophistication of a luxury sedan.

Spacious Cabin and Versatile Storage

The outside might be compact, but the inside isn’t. The interior seating is spacious, thanks to engineering ingenuity, and it has versatile storage options, which provide you with more room than you might initially think. The rear folding seats are 60/40 split and fold easily to give you plenty of room for groceries or your DJ equipment.

The total interior space sits at 97.2 cubic feet, which is rather impressive for a compact car, and the trunk is big enough to fit in the things you can’t live without when on an adventure.

Price and Other Notable Features

The Dart also sports plenty of state-of-the-art technological features to keep you entertained and on-track, such as a 7-inch customizable driver information digital cluster display, various Uconnect systems with touchscreen options, a concert-hall quality speaker system, available keyless entry, push to start button technology, and navigation features.

The low-price throughout all the trim levels only adds to the temptation, seeing as the starting MSRP is $16,995. If you want more than just the basic features, the top-of-the-line Limited trim has an exceptionally low starting MSRP of $24,395, and gets you the best features that Dodge has to offer – features that make the Dart a perfect vehicle for cruising through the Miami scene, and turning plenty of heads when you roll up to the nightclub.