2014 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2014 Dodge Dart

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For the savvy shopper, finding an affordable vehicle is definitely a priority. Hyundai has proven itself time and again to offer a number of great options for drivers looking for a vehicle that fits into their budget while not sacrificing quality. We can illustrate this by comparing the 2014 Hyundai Elantra with the 2014 Dodge Dart.

2014 Hyundai Elantra review

Hyundai has always been about quality and innovation, and the 2014 Elantra does not disappoint. The new version has been redesigned in a number of ways to ensure that this car leaves its competitors in the dust. That should be clear by the improvements made to its exterior, but once you’re inside, it really becomes clear.

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The control panel has been redone to give the interior a nice sense of style. And, of course, there’s the performance aspect. Its 4-cylinder engine provides plenty of power, and the fuel economy of 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway will save you money at every turn. Plus, you can get great features like Pandora radio and a touchscreen.

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2014 Dodge Dart review

The Dodge Dart is a welcome inclusion to the affordable small car market. Take it for a quick test drive and the first thing you’ll probably notice is how comfortable it is. Whether you’re driving around town or taking it on a long trip, the ride is enjoyable. The standard engine is a nice-performing 4-cylinder, but many drivers have found that the acceleration isn’t as quick as it should be. To get a real amount of power, it’s almost essential that you upgrade to the turbocharged version. Fuel economy for the base model is low for its class at only 24 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Again, to get better fuel economy, the turbocharged engine is the way to go. Features are good, though, with Bluetooth and navigation being standard, among others.

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2014 Hyundai Elantra and 2014 Dodge Dart Comparison

As they say, the proof is in the pudding. Take each car for a test drive and you’ll most likely see that the Hyundai Elantra stands out as the better vehicle. This is especially true when you compare the base models. With all things being equal, the base model Elantra trumps the Dart in performance, fuel economy, and overall drivability. A few minutes behind the wheel and we’re sure you’ll agree.

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