Compare 2014 Dodge Dart vs 2014 Chevrolet Cruze

2014 Dodge Dart
2014 Chevrolet Cruze
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 25 36 $16,449 $16,495
4-Door Sedan SXT 22 35 $18,237 $18,595
4-Door Sedan Aero 28 41 $19,770 $19,995
4-Door Sedan GT 23 33 $20,488 $20,995
4-Door Sedan Limited 23 35 $22,364 $22,995
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 25 36 $16,906 $17,520
4-Door Sedan 1LT 26 38 $18,062 $18,815
4-Door Sedan ECO 28 42 $19,137 $19,935
4-Door Sedan 2LT 26 38 $20,443 $21,295
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 38 $22,733 $23,805
4-Door Sedan Diesel 27 46 $23,985 $24,985
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,449
$16,906
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,495
$17,520
Monthly Payment Estimate
$275 / month
$292 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Remember the Neon? The 2014 Dodge Dart brings back some of its personality, but in a decidedly better package. The 2014 Chevy Cruze is comfortable and practical--and now it offers a diesel engine that can return 40 mpg in real-world use.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.2 94.6
Second Head Room (in)
37 37.90
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 53.90
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 53.00
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
52.6 52.40
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 54.76
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
29.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
183.9 181.00
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 58.10
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 105.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72 70.70
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 15.0
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.4 NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10.5 x 0.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.2 15.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 35.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TVR QYW
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TVR QYW
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3186 3084
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 16 x - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 130
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 4600 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
ECK LUW
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6400 138 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 25
Transmission
Trans Order Code
DE1 MZ0
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.82
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.94
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.47
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.00 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.16
Clutch Size (in)
- N/A
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Dart Chevrolet Cruze
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 (Est) 6.3
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 4.75
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating
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