2016 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2016 Dodge Dart

Cruze Compare 2

2016 Chevrolet Cruze

Dodge Dart

2016 Dodge Dart

Over the last several years, more drivers have turned to the compact car segment to satisfy their daily driving needs. These cars are now gaining the sophisticated equipment and performance they may have previously lacked. The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze adds to its already strong appeal with a full redesign this year, including new performance specs and more standard and available amenities.

Some drivers also consider the 2016 Dodge Dart for similar reasons, but a close comparison shows the many areas where the Chevrolet model outclasses the competition. Find out how before driving from Cincinnati to Tom Gill Chevrolet, your Chevrolet dealer in Florence, KY.

Performance and Fuel Economy

If you’re looking for superlative fuel economy without having to compromise performance, the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is a better choice than the 2016 Dodge Dart. The standard engine on this model is a turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Output is confident at 153 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, but most noteworthy is this model’s fuel economy at up to an EPA-estimated 42 mpg highway and 30 mpg city.

The Dodge Dart gets a base 2.0L four-cylinder engine with a lower overall output of 160 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. It’s also offered with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic, but fuel economy doesn’t reach the standards set by the Cruze, coming in at 36 mpg highway and 25 mpg city.


When it comes to standard features, both of these models are offered with more than you might usually find in a compact sedan, but the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is the clear top model here. That’s because it offers standard features on its base trim like Bluetooth, a rearview camera, Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration features.

In addition, even the base model gets Chevrolet’s OnStar telematics system with automatic crash notification, emergency roadside assistance, navigation, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi. While you get a telematics system on a more expensive version of the Dodge Dart, there’s no version offered with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.


Both of these vehicles are accessibly priced, but despite its clear superiority, the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is also more affordable than the 2016 Dodge Dart.

  • 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Price: MSRP from $16,620 to $23,120
  • 2016 Dodge Dart Price: MSRP from $16,995 to $24,395

Test Drive the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze at Tom Gill Chevrolet

You don’t have to spend too much of your hard-earned money to get a vehicle that’s sophisticated, fun, and stylish. The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze has it all, and you can get it at a competitive price when you shop at Tom Gill Chevrolet, your Cincinnati-area Chevy dealer at 7830 Commerce Drive in Florence, KY. We’re open seven days a week, and our sales team is happy to take your calls.