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Consumer Reports isn’t recommending the 2013 Dodge Dart because the model stalls out on its powertrains.

The 2013 Dodge Dart might seem like a good choice for a new car over-seas but that doesn’t mean that this is also a good car, as Consumer Reports has recently found out. According to Consumer Reports, the 2013 Dodge Dart stalls out on its powertrains and the engines feel underpowered.

“Consumer Reports testers found that the Dodge Dart has a relatively quiet cabin, its handling is fairly nimble, and the ride is taut yet compliant. However, where the Dart stalls out is its powertrains. The standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder feels underpowered, while the optional 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is raspy and has drivability issues when mated with the optional dual-clutch automated manual transmission”, as Consumer Reports said.

Besides the 2013 Dodge Dart, Consumer Reports has also tested the Cadillac XTS, which was rated higher than the Lincoln MKS, faulted for the “cramped driving position, ungainly handling, uncomposed ride and limited visibility. The 2013 Chevrolet Spark was also tested by Consumer Reports and the vehicle has been criticized for being one of the lowest scoring cars tested in recent years for its “sluggish acceleration, stiff and jittery ride and very noisy cabin”.

  • John

    What the hell do they know anyway….The Dart Limited Turbo is ITALIAN DNA and not DETROIT DNA….they just don't get it. I own one…not one complaint.