2016 Dodge Dart vs. Ford Fusion at Tri-County Chrysler


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At Tri-County Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, we know the appeal of small, simple cars like the 2016 Dodge Dart. The lineup of new Dodge cars at our Heath dealership includes heavy hitters like the 2016 Dodge Challenger, and people-movers like the 2016 Dodge Challenger, but the 2016 Dodge Dart fills a much-needed gap. If you're a young driver just starting out on your own, the 2016 Dodge Dart is tailor-made for your needs. You have a well-organized interior that makes good use of a small space, plus a robust menu of features that includes pretty much everything you need, and nothing you don't.

The surprisingly roomy 2016 Dodge Dart has got you covered in more ways than one. Of course, you have an array of powerful engines to choose from, culminating in a throaty 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine that pumps out 184 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque, standard on the SXT, GT, and Limited trims. If fuel economy is more of a concern, try out the Aero trim, which leverages its 1.4-liter turbocharged four to produce 160 hp, 184 lb-ft of torque, and a combined 32 MPG. Inside, drivers can opt for an 8.4-inch touchscreen with a voice control interface, available with or without a navigation system. In crash testing, the 2016 Dodge Dart received an impressive five out of five stars from the NHTSA, and is available with a rearview camera, plus available rear parking sensors and a blind-spot warning system.

The 2016 Ford Fusion also received five stars overall from the NHTSA, but only four stars in the side-impact protection category. Like the 2016 Dodge Dart, it also has optional safety features such as a blind-spot warning system and a rear-cross traffic warning system. Similarly, the Fusion also contains a touchscreen (slightly smaller at an even eight inches) that controls major functions, but several reviews note that the MyFord Touch interface is unintuitive and recondite. The vehicle's engine performance hovers around that of the 2016 Dodge Dart, with the base 2.5-liter four cylinder mill pumping out 175 hp and 175 lb-ft. The top-trim Titanium achieves a better horsepower figure, but none of the three available engines in the 2016 Ford Fusion matches the mileage of the 2016 Dodge Dart Aero. Feature-wise, the two vehicles are also neck and neck, with options for leather trim and upholstery, plus foglamps, auto-dimming rearview mirrors, and so on.

When you want a compact sedan with muscle car DNA, the 2016 Dodge Dart is the car you look for. It's organized to make a good use of a small area, while containing robust technological options, such as its high-quality infotainment system, that set it apart from other options. If you find yourself in need of a small, unpretentious vehicle, look no further than Tri-County Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM. Come down to our Heath Dodge dealership, located at 1290 Hebron Road, and test drive a 2016 Dodge Dart today.

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