Me too, I am sure they went through the timing a fuel curves with a fine tooth comb to help match up the transmission gearing.dana44 said:I will say I am happier to hear this, especially with the technology in the engine. I wonder what they did to improve the numbers. Fuel tables and curves I would imagine at this point.
Well said Dave. It is very possible that there are specific tunes per model.Dave said:valiant67,
Dodge Darts are only listed on the EPA site for 2013, before the 2.4 was put onto SXT and Limited. Therefore, I think we can safely say those are unweighted numbers.
I believe Dodge will have separate ratings for Limited/SXT and for GT for 2014.
I would not ready anything into the EPA figures right now.
Any talk about changing the 8.4 touch screen? I would love to be able to use my sunroof and still be able to read what the screen says.JRS200x said:If true, and I think it is, this is HUGE news for the Dart, and if it really does make a big difference in the feel of the car may eliminate pretty much all of the complaints about the Dart.
They also state they have changed the seat design for 2014 to improve comfort. (the other thing they often complain about in reviews)
Just trade it in or put it up for sale and get a 2014 2.4L.Paul J. Reed said:I knew the reason I should have waited for 2014's would show up eventually.....
I've seen reviews in the magazines with the 1.4T claiming 19.5mpg and 33.5mpg, so it definitely depends on how you drive it. I think that's generally the case when you have a very heavy car matched with an engine that only makes power if you use heavy throttle. It can be geared to return decent gas mileage, if you don't dig into it a lot, but if you do, it just plummets.Dave said:Just spoke to another very happy 1.4 Dart owner. All depends how much city driving you do. The 2.0 isn't terrible, honestly. I think 70% of drivers could have that for 12 years and never be unhappy with the power.