Betting On Darts
Dart Named Car Book “Best Bet”
Andy Bolig - March 10, 2014 11:44 AM
The 2014 Dodge Dart has been named a “Best Bet” in the compact car category of this year’s edition of The Car Book, the second consecutive year the Dart has been so honored.
The recognition is based on an analysis of wide-ranging information collected from government and independent sources. The analysis is conducted by The Car Book and the Center for Auto Safety and considers crash test results, safety features, rollover rating, preventative maintenance schedules, repair costs, warranty coverage, fuel economy, complaint data and insurance costs.
“The Car Book’s recognition of the Dart as a ‘Best Bet’ for two years running confirms what our customers are telling us,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO–Dodge Brand. “The Dodge Dart has unique combination of distinctive styling, fun-to-drive performance, up to 41 mpg, segment-leading safety features, and easy-to-use technology, all combined, making it a tremendous value.”
The 2014 Dodge Dart achieved an overall score of 9 out of a possible 10, for having low repair costs, and 8 in the key categories of warranty coverage, rollover rating, fuel economy and crash tests.
The 2014 Dart recently was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The car also boasts a 5-star rating – the highest possible assessment – in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s crash-testing program. Dart also tops the compact car segment in total quality, according to Strategic Vision Total Quality Index and performance is enhanced by more than 60 available safety and security features.
Equipped with a 1.4-liter turbocharged, intercooled I-4 engine with MultiAir electro-hydraulic valve-actuation and six-speed manual transmission, the Dart also earns a highway fuel-economy rating of 41 miles per gallon.
Being named a “Best Bet” in The Car Book is the latest accolade bestowed on the Dodge Dart, which is considered a small car, but its total interior volume of 97.2 cu. ft. (2.75 cu m) rivals that of mid-size cars, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency classifications.