|2015 Honda Civic||2015 Dodge Dart|
|7.8 l/100km||City Fuel Economy||9.4 l/100km|
|6 l/100km||Highway Fuel Economy||6.5 l/100km|
|143 HP||Horsepower||160 HP|
|2811 lbs.||Curb Weight||3186 lbs.|
2015 Honda Civic vs 2015 Dodge Dart
The Honda Civic has been the best-selling passenger car in Canada the past 17 years in a row for a reason, it brings the best of all automotive areas together under one roof. Mixing a simple yet sophisticated design with the right amount of performance, incredible fuel efficiency and outstanding safety ratings and features all add to the reasons why it has been more popular than any other passenger car on the market. But we decided to take a look at it in comparison with another compact car in its segment to get a more specific look at why it’s so popular, by comparing the 2015 Honda Civic vs 2015 Dodge Dart.
Performance Advantages of the 2015 Honda Civic
Like most of the Dodge car lineup, the 2015 Dodge Dart is often considered a sports car thanks to its fairly impressive performance ratings and sporty design. The standard 2015 Honda Civic Sedan is not, which perhaps explains the Dart’s 17-horsepower advantage. However, when looking at curb weight, the Honda Civic actually weighs nearly 400 lbs. less than its competitor. Being lighter means it doesn’t need quite as much horsepower to get the same result, so even though it has less horsepower than the Dodge Dart it isn’t necessarily performing at a lower level.
The other fairly big advantage that the 2015 Honda Civic has over the 2015 Dodge Dart is concerned with fuel economy, as the Civic gets better mileage on both city streets and the highway. In fact, driving through Edmonton would garner an advantage of 1.6 l/100km, and jumping on the highway still utilizes 0.5 l/100km less than the Dart. So the Honda Civic actually outperforms the Dodge Dart in both performance and efficiency, which in our minds makes it the clear winner. Give us a call if interested in one of your own!