2015 Honda Civic vs. 2015 Dodge Dart

2015 Honda Civic
2015 Dodge Dart



There is a reason the Honda Civic is one of the country’s best-selling cars year in and year out: it delivers what drivers truly want in a compact sedan. The 2015 Honda Civic has some exciting updates for the latest model year, and it is a great example of what has always made this vehicle such a driver favorite. To illustrate just how exceptional it is, we’ve compared it head to head with another compact car, the 2015 Dodge Dart. Dive into the details, and then plan a trip from Easton to check out the new Civic at Silko Honda in Raynham.

Fuel Efficiency

If you’re shopping for a smaller-sized sedan, you’re obviously interested in using less gas. The 2015 Honda Civic is more fuel efficient than the 2015 Dodge Dart at both the low end and the high end.

2015 Honda Civic
2015 Honda Civic Sedan MPG: With the CVT, the 2015 Honda Civic sedan is rated at 30 mpg city and 39 mpg highway.* There’s also the option of choosing the 2015 Honda Civic HF, which gets up to 31 mpg city and 41 mpg highway.** Drivers also have the option of choosing a Civic Hybrid for increased efficiency.
2015 Dodge Dart
2015 Dodge Dart MPG: The most-fuel efficient engine option gets 28 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. With the least fuel-efficient engine option, those numbers drop to 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Plus, the Dart is only available with a conventional gas engine.

Features

Honda engineers are great at packing vehicles with lots of advanced features without raising the price. Dodge engineers are still trying to figure that out. The base trim of the 2015 Honda Civic comes standard with features like cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, and a five-inch display screen. Cruise control and Bluetooth are the only of those features you can get on the base Dart trim, and you will have to pay extra because they only come as options.The top-of-the-line Civic trim is impressively appointed with heated front seats, an eight-way power driver’s seat, foglights, and a seven-inch touchscreen. Again, those features are either unavailable on the Dart, or will cost you extra to have added on.

2015 Honda Civic Sedan

Safety

The road is a dangerous place, even for the best drivers. So why would you want to rely on a vehicle like the Dart that has an underwhelming list of safety features and lackluster crash test scores?

  • Safety Features: The Civic has a standard rearview camera at all trims, and a blind-spot camera and emergency crash notification are available. The Dart has an optional rearview camera, and neither of the other two safety features.
  • Safety Ratings: The 2015 Honda Civic received a top score of “Good” in the small-overlap frontal offset crash test conducted by the IIHS. This is one of the most common and consequential kinds of collisions. The Dart, by contrast, was only rated as “Acceptable” raising questions about the cars ability to keep driver and passengers safe.
2015 Honda Civic Sedan

Interior

The 2015 Honda Civic proves that you don’t have to feel cramped driving a compact car, even when it is loaded up with passengers and cargo. In the Dart, the fit is quite a bit less comfortable. The Honda Civic sedan delivers a comfortable ride to people in the front and the back, with rear seat leg room being especially generous. The trunk has a maximum capacity of 12.5 cu-ft.The Dart has been criticized by Edmunds.com for its oddly and uncomfortably designed interior. The front seats are positioned unusually high, making it uncomfortable for drivers, especially if they have longer legs. The back seat have better leg room, but poor headroom, meaning that taller passengers will again suffer. And even though the trunk holds slightly more cargo with 13.1 cu-ft of space, the hinges on the trunk are strangely weak.

2015 Honda Civic Sedan Interior

Test Drive the 2015 Honda Civic in Raynham

If you prefer substance over style, the 2015 Honda Civic is the right choice for you. Experience it in person and take it for a test drive by visiting Silko Honda located at 1580 New State Highway in Raynham, Massachusetts. We are just 20 minutes from Easton, south down MA-24. Visit us seven days a week to work with our friendly sales staff.


* 30 city/39 highway/33 combined mpg rating for CVT models. Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
**31 city/41 highway/35 combined mpg rating for CVT models. Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.