Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Dodge Dart GT

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Dodge Dart GT

2. Disappointing MPGs

The GT model tested uses a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter engine to make 184 horsepower with 174 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful engine in the lineup, it’s also the thirstiest. Official ratings claim the car should average 27 mpg combined with the manual transmission, while the real-world usage was considerably worse, sitting closer to 24 mpg.

The engine feels smooth and even refined, but other compacts perform just as well and provide much better fuel efficiency.