2015 Dodge Dart

MSRP $16,495 - $23,795

Ranked #10 in Sedan

7.3

Overall Rating

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2015 Dodge Dart Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 24, 2021

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The 2015 Dodge Dart comes without any major changes over the ongoing model. It took its entry into the American market in 1959 and has been one of Dodge's best-selling sedans due to many apparent reasons. The classy looks, the comfortable cabin, and the reliable engine Dodge packed the Dart with makes it a great choice in the segment. It performed well over the years with modest and sincere performance and has been reliable for the crowd that invested in it. 

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Pros

A cozy and spacious cabin

User-friendly infotainment system

Great mileage

Impeccable safety ratings

Cons

Cropped driver’s visibility

Limited standard features

Compromised space

What's New?

Convenience Group for SE is now $620 cheaper

Three new exterior shades: Passion Red, Laser Blue, and Vitamin C (orange)


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$16495

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

141 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

160 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

148 lb.-ft. @ 4600 rpm

transmission

6 speed manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

106.4 in.

length

183.9 in.

width

72 in.

height

57.7 in.

curb weight

3186 lbs.

ground clearance

4 in.

capacity

passenger volume

97.2 cu ft.

cargo volume

13.1 cu ft.

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.2 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

25/29/36 mpg

highway range

490.1 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 100000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

SE$16,495 onwards

SXT$19,000 onwards

Aero$20,495 onwards

GT$21,645 onwards

Limited$23,795 onwards

Colors and Styles

2015 Dodge Dart in Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat color
Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

7.0

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

6.0

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.3

Overall Rating


The 2015 Dodge Dart starts at $16,495 and is offered in 5 trims. There are several attributes of the Dart which help it earn a comfortable place among the top 10 compact sedans for the year 2015. It shines because of the engine, fuel economy, classy exterior, and great safety. In the competitive American market, it is opposed by the Chevy Cruze, Ford Focus, and the Hyundai Elantra


8.0/10
Features

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety


2015 Dodge Dart Features

8.0/10

The 2015 Dodge Dart is available in 5 trims: the SE being the base trim is priced at $16,495 and it can reach as high as $23,795 for the Limited trim. The automaker presents the buyers with 3 engine choices that are available across the 5 trims. The SE gets its power from a 2L Tigershark 4-cylinder engine mated to either 6-speed manual or automatic. Standard features comprise 16-inch wheel covers, Low-rolling-resistance tires, Projector headlamps, LED stop/turn tail lamps, 6-way driver’s seat with height adjuster, folding rear seats, Premium cluster with tachometer, Outside temperature display, 4-speaker audio, Power windows, and many more. 

While the upper trims include improved or added features like a 2.4L or 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, 16/17/18” aluminum wheels, automatic headlamps, LED racetrack tail lamps, AC with microfilter, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, 60/40 split-folding rear seat with trunk pass-through, Cruise control, 7-inch reconfigurable digital gauge cluster, Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, 8.4-inch touchscreen, Parkview Rear Back-Up Camera, 10-way power adjusted driver seat, Perforated leather seats, heated front seats and steering, ambient LED interior lighting and many others.

Trim

SE

SXT

Aero

GT

Limited

MSRP

$16,495

$19,000

$20,495

$21,645

$23,795

Key Features

2L inline-4 engine

2.4L inline-4 engine

1.4L turbocharged engine

2.4L inline-4 engine

2.4L inline-4 engine

 

16” wheel covers

16” aluminum wheels

16-inch Tech Silver aluminum wheels

18-inch Satin Silver

aluminum wheels

17-inch Satin Silver

aluminum wheels

 

Projector headlamps

Automatic headlamps

7-inch driver’s display

Power, heated mirrors with

supplemental signals

Projector fog lamps

 

LED stop-turn tail lamps

LED racetrack headlamps 

Electronic Vehicle Information

Center

10-way power seats

Automatic bright

chrome headlamps

 

6-way driver’s seat with height adjuster

AC with microfilter

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

with audio controls

Perforated Nappa leather seats

Power sunroof

 

Folding rear seats

Bluetooth connectivity

SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Heated front seats

Leather-wrapped steering

wheel with cruise and

audio controls

 

4-speaker audio

Steering mounted controls

8.4-inch

touchscreen

heated steering wheel

Speed-sensitive power

locks, express-up/down

front windows

 

Power windows

60/40 split rear seats

Parkview Rear Back-Up Camera

Ambient LED

interior lighting

 
   

6-speaker audio

 

Sport suspension

 
   

Cruise control

 

Dual-Zone Automatic

Temperature Control

 

We Recommend

The SXT is what we recommend because of the value it offers being priced at $19,000. Additionally, you can customize your SXT with the Rallye Group which costs $268 that brings more features like Projector fog lamps, dual exhaust with bright tips, touring suspension, leather steering, and gear shifter, an optional Backup-camera, and an 8.4” touch LCD.

2015 Dodge Dart Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The SE comes fitted with a 2L inline-4 engine that is coupled to a 6-speed manual or auto transmission. All the trims come based on the FWD system. The standard 2L engine generates 160 horses and 148 foot-pounds of torque which encourages the car to attain 0-60 mph at 8.4 seconds, cover a quarter-mile at 16.7 seconds, and reach the maximum speed of 134 mph. 

The other 2 engines include an efficient 1.4L turbo inline-4 engine and a 2.4L inline-4 engine. The 1.4L turbocharged inline-4 engine generates a maximum power output of 160 horsepower and 180 ft.-lbs. of torque, which assists the car in 0-60 at 7.8 seconds. The other 2.4L returns similar power and torque of 184 hp. and 174 ft.-lbs. of torque, and offers a better 0-60 mph time.

The performance of the car depends on which engine is fitted inside the car, if you buy the SE, the 2L engine just does okay while keeping up with daily life and offers enough power to float through daily tasks and brief commutes. But the 2L engine lacks smoothness and engagement. The engine feels feeble and hesitant when asked for power. The hesitancy can easily be felt when you’re driving it on the highways. It’s adamant and lacks the punch. However, if you buy the Aero, it will offer increased mileage because of the turbocharged engine while pushing out similar performance figures.

Model

2015 Dodge Dart

2015 Chevrolet Cruze

2015 Ford Focus

2015 Hyundai Elantra

MSRP

$16,495

$16,170

$17,170

$17,250

Engine

2L inline-4

1.8L inline-4

2L inline-4

1.8L inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

5-speed manual

6-speed manual

Power (hp. @ RPM)

160 @ 6400

138 @ 6300

160 @ 6500

145 @ 6500

Torque (ft.-lbs. @ RPM)

148 @ 4600

125 @ 3800

146 @ 4450

130 @ 4700

0-60 MPH (seconds)

8.4

9.2

8.6

8.5

Quarter mile (seconds)

16.7 @ 85 mph

16.8 @ 82 mph

16.5 @ 87 mph

16.8 @ 85 mph

Top speed (MPH)

134

122

131

134

The Dodge Dart is the second cheapest in the comparison and does the best in terms of performance and power output. While the Cruze being the cheapest, stays at the bottom because of lesser power and slower speeds. The Ford Focus and Hyundai Elantra being similarly priced in the 17 grand range, stays very close to the Dodge in power and performance. Henceforth, the Dodge Dart impresses the buyers here.

2015 Dodge Dart Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The mileage and efficiency output heavily depends on the trim you buy. The SEis powered with a 2L inline-4 engine that returns a mileage of 25,36, and 29 MPG in the city, highway, and combined situations, respectively. It comes built with a 14.2-gallon fuel tank, which helps it with a range of 325 miles of combined range. 

The Aero, with its 1.4L turbocharged engine, offers a better efficiency of 28,41 and 32 MPG in city, highway, and combined situations, respectively. It has a smaller 13.2-gallon fuel tank and offers 422 miles of combined range. The 2.4L offers similar mileage as the base engine but has a better range due to the larger tank that it comes with. 

Model

2015 Dodge Dart

2015 Chevrolet Cruze

2015 Ford Focus

2015 Hyundai Elantra

MPG (City)

25

25

26

27

MPG (Highway)

36

36

36

37

MPG (Combined)

29

29

30

31

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

14.2

15.6

12.4

12.8

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (miles)

355/511/411

390/562/452 

322/446/372

345/473/396

The Hyundai Elantra offers the best mileage despite being respectable in terms of power and performance. However, it misses marking the box in range because of the smaller fuel tank. On the other hand, the Dodge Dart and Cruze impresses us with the range because of the bigger fuel tanks and respectable mileage. 

2015 Dodge Dart Interior

6.0/10

The 2015 Dodge Dart is a family-friendly sedan. If the adequate power and admirable mileage didn’t impress you, the cabin accommodation and comfort surely will. One of the best attributes of the Dart is the feature-packed and airy cabin that’s built under the pleasant exterior. If you open the doors, you’ll be impressed by the airy and comfortable cabin that comes well-curated inside. 

The cabin can easily seat 5 with enough head and legroom to spare. The cabin offers a passenger volume of 97.2 cubic feet, and the seats are wide, comfortable, and wrapped with Sedoso cloth with sport mesh in the bottom trim and the interior comes covered with soft-touch materials as standard. Standard interior features include a 6-way driver’s seat with height adjuster, folding rear seats, Premium cluster with tachometer, Outside temperature display, 4-speaker audio, Power windows, and Reactive front head restraints.

The higher trims bring better quality seating materials and interior trims. The GT model comes fitted with perforated Nappa leather seats with ruby red accent stitching, while the Limited comes with White Nappa leather upholstery with Axis perforated inserts with Tungsten accent stitching. At the back, the sedan offers 13.1 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Additionally, the rear seats can be folded for more space. 

Model

2015 Dodge Dart

2015 Chevrolet Cruze

2015 Ford Focus

2015 Hyundai Elantra

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39/58/42.2

39/55/42.2

38/56/41.9

40/56/43.6

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37/56/35.2

38/54/35.4

38/54/33.2

37/55/33.1

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

13.1

15

13.2

14.8

The Dodge Dart offers the best passenger room and also the best head and legroom both at the front and back, but misses out on the standard cargo space. Whereas, Chevy packs its Cruze with the highest cargo capacity of 15 cubic feet. The 2015 Ford Focus also offers a similar cargo area. The 2015 Hyundai Elantra also offers impressive cargo space for the segment of 14.8 cubic feet. Standout interior features in the 2015 Dodge Dart are:

  • Heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Power 10-way driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats 
  • Perforated Nappa leather-trimmed seats
  • Ambient LED interior lighting
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
  • Power sunroof

How intuitive is the 2015 Dodge Dart's Infotainment unit?

The 2015 Dodge Dart comes packed with a pragmatic and well-functioning infotainment unit that works well and the controls are user-friendly. Standard features include a 4-speaker audio system that is loaded with AM/FM/CD-player and Mp3 with a 200w amplifier. 

With higher trims, the infotainment unit turns sweeter because of improved or added features that come standard. The higher trims come fitted with an 8.4” touchscreen with the support of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, iPod control, SiriusXM, and Garmin Navigation system. Optional 9-speaker premium audio by Alpine can be fitted further if you happen to be a modest music lover or want a high-fi sound system in your car. Standout infotainment features in the 2015 Dodge Dart:

  • 8.4” Uconnect touchscreen
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Garmin Navigation
  • Android and Apple support
  • 6-speaker audio with AM/FM/CD-player and Mp3
  • 9-speaker Alpine premium sound system
  • USB ports

2015 Dodge Dart Exterior

9.0/10

Dodge introduced the 2015 model year with no changes made on the outside other than some new color options. The Dart looks like a traditional sedan. It comes with a simple design at the front that fits its personality and gives it a subtle character. On the back, however, it is a different story. The back looks sporty and the presence of the LED taillamps make it one of the best-looking sedans in its segment.

As standard the Dart comes fitted with 16-inch wheel covers, Projector headlamps, LED stop/turn tail lamps, and a laminated acoustic windshield. Upper trims add 16/17/18” aluminum wheels, dark-tinted automatic headlamps, LED tail lamps, power-adjustable heated mirrors with supplemental signals, projector fog lamps, and optional HID Bi-xenon headlamps.

Model

2015 Dodge Dart

2015 Chevrolet Cruze

2015 Ford Focus

2015 Hyundai Elantra

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,122

3,093

2,935

2,773

Length (in)

183.9

181

178.5

179.1

Width (in)

72

70.7

71.8

69.9

Height (in)

57.7

58.1

57.

56.3

Ground Clearance (in)

4

N/A

4.7

5.3

Wheelbase (in)

106.4

105.7

104.3

106.3

The Elantra is the smallest sedan among all but has the longer wheelbase and highest ground clearance. It also happens to be the lightest. Whereas, the Dart is the heaviest here and is due to its large body size, and also has the lowest ground clearance and the largest wheelbase by a smidge. Standout exterior features in the 2015 Dodge Dart include:

  • HID Bi-xenon headlamps
  • Projector fog lamps
  • 18” Hyper Black aluminum wheels
  • LED racetrack tail lamp
  • Dark-tinted automatic headlamps

2015 Dodge Dart Safety

7.0/10

Dodge took safety seriously when introducing the Dart to the market. This is further proven by the impeccable safety scores it achieved. Moreover, the build quality is superb. The sedan is based on Fiat’s Compact platform. The chassis has a great build quality and is composed of steel and aluminum. As a result, it's rigid and tough. 

All four wheels come fitted with disc brakes further loaded with ABS, EBD, ESC, and Emergency Brake Assist. Moreover, there are essential safety and driver-assist features that further add to safety and mitigation, such as:

  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Rear cross-path detection
  • Parksense rear park assist 
  • Ready alert braking
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Cruise control

2015 Dodge Dart Final Verdict

The 2015 Dodge Dart comes with 3 engine choices fitted across different trims. The sedan has a pleasant-looking face with a sporty back. The cabin inside fits 5 people with adequate features and comfort on offer. One of the best things is the safety ratings and features that it comes loaded with. The Dart is the most practical choice that performs comparatively better than the other sedans we have compared and to be honest it does not enjoy the popularity and recognition it deserves.

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