2014 Dodge Dart is a Best Bet for The Car Book

2014 Dodge DartFor the second year in a row, The Car Book has named the 2014 Dodge Dart as a “Best Bet,” an enormous honor for the popular compact car.

Out of a possible score of 10, the 2014 Dodge Dart received a 9 from The Car Book. Scoring is based on crash test results, rollover rating, repair costs, and many other studies from government and independent testing. In the categories of warranty coverage, rollover rating, fuel economy, and crash testing, the Dart earned a score of 8, and for having inexpensive repair costs, the Dart earned a 9.

Tim Kuniskis, the President and CEO of Dodge Brand, responded to the honor in a press release from Chrysler, stating, “The Car Book’s recognition of the Dart as a ‘Best Bet’ for two years running confirms what our customers are telling us. The Dodge Dart has unique combination of distinctive styling, fun-to-drive performance, up to 41 mpg, segment-leading safety features, and easy-to-use technology, all combined, making it a tremendous value.”

Other recent awards for the Dodge Dart include the Connected Car of the Year honors from Connected World Magazine, a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and Strategic Vision’s “Most Loved Vehicles in America.” Starting price for the 2014 Dodge Dart is $15,995.

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2013 Dodge Dart: Top Safety Pick by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety


If safety is a concern, then the Dodge Dart may have just gone to the top of the list for possible purchases.  The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety put the sedan through their tests and gave the Dart their “Top Safety Pick+.”

The 2013 Dodge Dart earned the maximum possible rating in all of the crash tests it underwent.  There are four tests in the whole scheme to see how protected occupants are in the event of an accident.  That includes a recreation of a rollover, rear, side, and moderate-overlap frontal impacts.  The final score for these tests were “good.”  Good enough to earn a 5-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

As any company would be, Dodge is proud to see their Dart come home with a good report card to pin to the refrigerator.  Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of Dodge Brand, gleamed with pride about the results.  “We are very pleased that the Dart has earned a Top Safe Pick+ designation.  In additional to its solid structure- the Dart’s 68-percent high-strength-steel content ratio is one of the highest in the industry- the Dart boasts more than 60 safety and security features.  They include 10 standard air bags, which is unsurpassed in the compact car segment.”

Like Tim Kuniskis said about, the Dodge Dart is very concerned with the safety of the driver and occupants alike.  With over 60 standard safety features in place on the Dart, it’s one of the safest vehicles in its class.

If you would like a full run down of the safety features the 2013 Dodge Dart has in place, please contact one of the representatives at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  The dealership operates in the Bayside Queens area of New York and provides the surrounding area with top quality customer service to anyone looking for a new or used car.

Dodge Dart Earns Top Safety Pick

Amongst the numerous rave reviews and an upward sales swing, there’s another honor that the 2013 Dodge Dart gets to wear now. The US government has given the vehicle the highest rating in the five-star rating program.

Proving that safety was a major concern for the designers of the Dart, the sedan has passed with flying colors. It received five stars in the front crash test category, five starts in the side crash test category, and four starts in the rollover crash category.

In case you still weren’t’ convinced of the safety of the Dart, then the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety should help that. The Dart earned their Top Safety Pick as well. In order to obtain that, the car must earn good performance in moderate overlap frontal, side, rollover, and rear impact crash tests done by the IIHS.

The safety suite that the Dart boosts includes 10 standard airbags, reactive front head restraints. There’s even optional Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection. With all the combination of ways the Dart is designed to keep you safe, it’s no surprise that it’s the safest vehicle in its class.

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Edmunds and Parents Award Dodge Durango Best Family Car

With the Dodge Dart’s approaching release into the wild, all the focus of late has been on what to expect out of the new compact. Not to be overshadowed, the Dodge Durango decided to take a hold of the news cycle for the day.

Edmunds.com and Parents magazine both included the 2012 Dodge Durango on the list of “Best Family Cars of 2012.” This is a great milestone for the vehicle as this is the 10th award that the 2012 Durgano has received so far. The other awards that the car has is the “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and “Full-Size SUV of Texas” by the Texas Auto Writers Association.

Scott Oldham, the Edmunds.com editor-in-chief, explained the Durango’s win, “Modern and functional, the 2012 Dodge Durango has been designed with style and family-style versatility in mind. The seven passenger Durango packs a high-quality interior, the latest high-tech gadgets, a fuel-effcient drivetrain and a fun to drive demeanor.”

This is the fifth year that Edmunds and Parents have been going over hundreds of cars to find out which ones stand out in terms of safety and reliability. Each one gets evaluated on the performance, interior, exterior, and the family-friendly features.

“We are honored that Edmunds.com and Parents have featured the Dodge Durango on this exclusive list,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO of Dodge Brand. “Dodge is committed to providing quality products to our customers that are safe, innovative and family-friendly, while doing so with passionate styling that sets us apart.”

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