2016 Dodge Dart vs. 2016 Chevy Cruze Limited

Drivers in the Nashua, Merrimack and Manchester area who are interested in buying a new sedan should consider either the 2016 Dodge Dart or the 2016 Chevy Cruze Limited. These two vehicles are often compared, but we'll examine the differences for you. In this vehicle comparison, we'll focus on engine power and performance, technology, and safety features. By the end of this article, you'll have a better idea as to what each car features, and which one offers more.

Dodge Dart vs. Chevy Cruze Limited

The 2016 Dodge Dart is equipped with a 2-liter Tigershark® engine with a 6-speed manual transmission. The Chevy Cruze Limited features a 1.8-liter ECOTEC® engine that also features a 6-speed manual transmission. In terms of power, the Dodge Dart is capable of reaching 160 horsepower with 148 lb-ft of torque. The Chevy Cruze can reach 138 horsepower with 125 lb-ft of torque for its maximum power output. Regarding engine power, the Dodge Dart's Tigershark® engine has a clear advantage.

Technology & Entertainment

The Dodge Dart and the Chevy Cruze Limited offer basic technological amenities with their base trims. Each offer AM/FM radios with CD players with MP3 playback capabilities. With an upgrade, the Dodge Dart offers the Uconnect® system, which features a voice command Bluetooth® connectivity system. A one-year subscription of SiriusXM® Satellite radio is optional with the Dodge Dart SXT.

The Chevy Cruze Limited only offers a 3-month trial subscription of SiriusXM® Satellite radio with its LS trim level. The Chevrolet MyLink® connectivity system, which features a touchscreen display and Bluetooth®, is only available with the higher trim levels. The Dodge Dart offers a connectivity system with one simple trim upgrade.

Safety Features

For active safety, the Dodge Dart offers a variety of features that will help with preventative measures. The hill start assist prevents your car from rolling back while parked on an incline. The roll over mitigation senses wheel lifts during turns and applies pressure to specific tires to prevent a roll over. A really impressive feature is the battery run down protection, which works to prevent your battery from dying. In the event that you leave your lights on in your car, this device will turn the lights off after a short period if it doesn't sense any driver activity.

The Dodge Dart offers a multitude of collision protection. The advanced multistage airbags sense the severity of impact, and inflate accordingly. The seat-mounted airbags and the side curtain airbags protect both front and rear passengers in the event of a side impact. The Dodge Dart also offers knee airbags for both driver and passenger.

The Chevy Cruze Limited only offers basic active safety features like traction and stability control. For collision protection, the Chevy Cruze Limited does offer a lot of coverage for passengers with the seat-mounted side airbags, and the side curtain airbags, which protect both front and rear passengers. The Chevy Cruze Limited also features knee airbags for both driver and passenger.

2016 Dodge Dart vs. 2016 Chevy Cruze

In this vehicle comparison, you learned all about the various features and specifications of the Dodge Dart and the Chevy Cruze Limited. You now know that the Dodge Dart features a more powerful engine. You also learned that both vehicles offer simple technology features, but with an upgrade, the Dodge Dart offers more than the Chevy Cruze Limited, which requires multiple upgrades for a connectivity system. In terms of safety, you saw that the Dodge Dart offers more impressive active safety features like the roll over mitigation and the hill start assist. Overall, you learned that the Dodge Dart simply offers more.

Schedule a test drive with the 2016 Dodge Dart today at Allen Mello Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, a dealership that proudly serves the Nashua, Merrimack, and Manchester area.



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