Though it’s rated as a five-passenger vehicle, only two good-sized adults fit comfortably in the rear. The trunk opening is wide, but not particularly high, which will limit some bulky items.A pass-through and folding rear seats help accommodate longer cargo.
Our first impression is that the new Dart will make Dodge a formidable player among compact cars and may even siphon some mid-sized shoppers.
The market will determine whether they’ve done even better and hit the bull’s-eye.
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