2014 Dodge Dart Limited Ride/Report

Old Dec 12, 13, 11:27 pm
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2014 Dodge Dart Limited Ride/Report

ICAR
23/35

Powertrain:
2.4L Multiair II 4-Cyl - 6 Speed Automatic

Features:
- Nappa Leather Interior
- 6-Way Power Drivers Seat w/ Power 4-Way Lumbar
- Heated Seats
- Heated Steering Wheel
- Remote Start
- uConnect 8.4" w/ Garmin Navigation, Sirius XM, USB/BT and 6 Speakers
- Proximity Key w/ Push Button Start
- Backup Camera
- 7" TFT Gauge Display
- Ambient IP Surround and Racetrack LED Lighting
- Auto Headlights
- Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control

Pros:
- Quiet Interior
- Great Looking Exterior especially w/ Racetrack LED at night
- 2.4L has better all round drivability albeit a bit buzzy at higher RPM, but pulls fine. Much better at passing on highway vs. the previous 2.0L.
- Lots of tech features including Garmin NAV w/ 3D Building Views
- Generous trunk for a compact, I was able to fit 2 large suitcases, a carryon suitcase and still had room for a backpack and then some.
- Customizable Dash
- Heated Wheel/Seats come on automatically below 4C (~39F)

Cons:
- Not really anything other than the buzzy sounding engine at higher RPMS (Minor issue)
- I would assume the 9-Speed should also improve things even further when it arrives
- National failed to include a snow brush

Conclusion: I enjoyed the time I had with the car and wouldn't hesitate to rent it again. However not sure that I would take the more common National SXT Trim due to lack of features.

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Front: Sorry for the Snow Mohawk, I had to clean off the car with my hands.


Rear:


Side:


Under the Hood:


Trunk:


Rear Seats:


Interior:


Night Rear (Racetrack LED):


Night Interior (illuminated IP Surround): It should be noted that the illumination is actually quite subtle and not bothersome at all. It looks brighter in the photo than it actually is.


Heated Seats/Wheel:


Digital Dashboard is fully customizable, here are some of the different screens:

Note:
Ignore any warning lights you see, I didn't have the engine running for some of the shots.







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Old Dec 12, 13, 11:40 pm
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Heated steering wheel on an ICAR? That's impressive! ^

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Old Dec 13, 13, 3:58 am
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Hopefully these make it to the US and not just Canada...
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Old Dec 16, 13, 12:15 am
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That's the new Element hotel. I just stayed there with my Flex last Tuesday.
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Old Dec 16, 13, 9:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Nitehawk View Post
That's the new Element hotel. I just stayed there with my Flex last Tuesday.
Yes it is! Haha I just missed you, I flew out on Tuesday.

I also had a Flex Limited a couple days before but decided to give the Dart a whirl cause Flex isn't exactly the thriftiest of cars on fuel.
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Old Dec 19, 13, 1:10 am
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Hard not to see the back lights when backing up at night! Nice interior in the Dart! Nice pics and review!
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