|2016 Honda Civic Sedan||2016 Dodge Dart|
|7.6 l/100km||City Fuel Efficiency||9.4 l/100km|
|5.7 l/100km||Highway Fuel Efficiency||6.5 l/100km|
|15.1 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||13.1 cu. ft.|
|112.9 cu. ft.||Passenger Volume||110.3 cu. ft.|
2016 Honda Civic Sedan vs 2016 Dodge Dart
Without a doubt, the biggest news to come out of the Honda camp this year was the complete overhaul of the entire Honda Civic line. While other models, like the Hatchback, are on the way in 2017 and beyond, for now we have both standard models available – the Sedan and Coupe. But how does the best-selling vehicle in Canada for the past 17 years measure up to its competitors? What does its newest version have to offer to, hopefully, keep its long-running record alive? We thought we’d find out by comparing the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan vs 2016 Dodge Dart.
Advantages of the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan
While the Dodge Dart was a vehicle offered in the 60s and 70s, Dodge got rid of it for several decades before bringing it back in 2012. Since then, it has been a viable option in the compact sedan segment, giving the Honda Civic Sedan a run for its money. But as the table above depicts, the Dart can’t exactly compete with the Civic in certain areas, explaining exactly why the Civic Sedan has sat atop its class for nearly two decades.
Let’s analyze the data in the table, starting from the top. Through city streets like those in downtown Edmonton, the Honda Civic Sedan utilizes 7.6 l/100km of fuel, which is 1.8 l/100km less than the Dodge Dart, meaning it’ll save you quite a bit of money at the pump. That idea is only furthered by the fact that the Civic Sedan also utilizes 0.8 l/100km less fuel on the highway as well. Without a doubt, the 2016 Honda Civic is the more efficient of the two sedans.
But what about space? The Honda trumps there as well, offering an extra 2 cu. ft. of space in the trunk and 2.6 cu. ft. of extra space for you and your passengers to stretch out and get comfortable in the cabin. Those small advantages mixed with the pretty substantial fuel savings make it pretty obvious why, on top of its unmatched style, the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan has been the best-selling passenger car in Canada for so long.