2013 Dodge Dart

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What's New for 2013:
  • Entry-level sedan replaces Dodge Caliber
  • Shares platform with European-market Alfa Romeo Giuletta
  • Six trim levels
  • Three different engines
  • Multiple color combinations
  • Mopar catalog of custom accessories

Exterior Features
Dodge offers the 2013 Dart in SE, SXT, Rallye, Limited, and R/T trim levels. Each trim is equipped with projector-beam headlights, LED racetrack-style taillights, and a signature Dodge cross-hair grille. Dodge estimates that available active grille shutters and underbody panels reduce aerodynamic drag and improve fuel economy to as much as 41 mpg on the highway.

Interior Features
Although classified as a compact sedan, the Dart is equipped with a midsize sedan interior. Standard are soft-touch surfaces, along with power windows, 6-way manually adjustable front seats, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and a stereo with CD player and auxiliary audio input jack.

Optional Features
Optional features on other trims beyond the base Dart SE include air conditioning, power mirrors, power door locks with remote keyless entry, cruise control, and aluminum wheels. Higher trim levels can be outfitted with an 8.4-inch Uconnect Touch Media Center infotainment system with navigation, USB port, SD card slot, and iPod control. Other upgrades include dual-zone automatic climate control with a humidity sensor, premium 506-watt sound system, Nappa leather seats, heated steering wheel, and Keyless Enter 'N Go with push-button starting. The Dart also offers an in-seat front-passenger seat storage compartment.

Under the Hood
All Darts except the R/T trim are equipped with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine generating 160 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. of torque. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard, with a 6-speed automatic transmission optional.

A turbocharged, 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine creating 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque is optional on all Darts except the SE and R/T trims. It is paired with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed dual-dry clutch automated manual transmission.

The Dart R/T is equipped with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine creating 184 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard, with a 6-speed automatic transmission optional.

Fuel Economy
As this overview was written, the EPA had only provided fuel-economy estimates for the following 2013 Dart models:
  • Dart 2.0L with manual transmission: 25/36/29 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Dart 1.4L Turbo with manual transmission: 27/32/39 mpg

Dodge equips the 2013 Dart with 10 air bags, traction and stability control, trailer sway control, and hill-start assist. The Dart also has 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist, ready-alert braking, and rain brake support.

Safety-related options include a reversing camera, rear park-assist sensors, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming SmartBeam headlights, blind-spot monitoring system, and a rear cross-path detection system.

As this overview was written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had performed crash tests on the 2013 Dodge Dart.


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  • Name Limited (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 19995.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 27/39
  • Name SXT (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 17995.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 27/39
  • Name Rallye (4dr Sdn *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic MSRP 17995.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 27/39
  • Name SE (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 15995.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 27/39
  • Name Aero (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 15995.00 Engine 1.4L/83 City/Hwy MPG 28/40
  • Name GT (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 19995.00 Engine 2.4L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 21/30
  • 6-way pwr driver seat
  • 6-way manual passenger seat
  • Pwr 4-way driver lumbar adjust
  • Premium cloth seats
  • Front seat active headrests
  • Front seatback pockets
  • Passenger in-seat cushion storage
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat w/trunk pass-thru
  • (3) rear seat head restraints
  • Rear seat armrest w/storage & cupholder
  • Floor console w/fore/aft slide armrest
  • Illuminated front cupholders
  • 12V aux pwr outlet located in instrument panel
  • 12V aux pwr outlet
  • Front & rear floor mats
  • Tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Steering-wheel mounted audio controls
  • Tachometer
  • Premium instrument cluster w/tachometer
  • Trip computer
  • Outside temp display
  • Pwr windows, driver/passenger 1-touch up/down
  • Pwr accessory delay
  • Speed-sensitive pwr door locks
  • Keyless entry w/panic alarm
  • Illuminated instrument panel surround
  • Soft touch instrument panel
  • Vehicle info center
  • Compass gauge
  • Overhead console w/sunglasses holder
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Passenger assist handles
  • Speed control
  • Remote fuel door release
  • Remote trunklid release
  • Security alarm
  • Sentry key theft deterrent system
  • Air conditioning w/micron filter
  • Air filtering
  • Rear window defroster
  • Luxury door trim panel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/microphone
  • Sun visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Ambient LED interior lighting
  • Glove box lamp
  • Trunk lamp
  • Front reading lamps
  • Decklid liner
  • Grocery bag hooks
  • 6-way manual driver seat
  • Driver seat height adjuster
  • (2) front cupholders
  • Instrument cluster w/display screen
  • Pwr windows, driver 1-touch
  • Highline door trim panel
  • Sun visors w/vanity mirrors
  • Premium cloth seats w/accents
  • Cloth seats
  • Rear folding bench seat
  • Floor console w/covered storage
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Air conditioning w/dual-zone automatic temp control
  • 17" x 7.5" aluminum wheels
  • P225/45R17 all-season tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Bright crosshair grille w/body-color surround
  • Active grille shutters
  • Bi-function halogen projector headlamps -inc: chrome headlamp bezels, headlamp-off delay
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Fog lamps
  • LED taillamps
  • Body-color pwr heated mirrors -inc: supplemental turn signals, courtesy lamps
  • Solar control glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Bright door handles
  • 17" x 7" steel wheels w/cover
  • Body-color crosshair grille w/body-color surround
  • Daylight opening moldings
  • Body-color pwr mirrors
  • Body-color door handles
  • 17" x 7.5" aluminum painted wheels
  • Body-color crosshair grille w/black surround
  • Bi-function halogen projector headlamps -inc: black headlamp bezels, headlamp-off delay
  • 16" x 7" steel wheels w/cover
  • P205/55R16 all-season tires
  • Black door handles
  • Tire service kit
  • LED "Racetrack" taillamps
  • 18" x 7.5" aluminum wheels
  • 18" all-season tires
  • Hyper black crosshair grille w/black surround
  • 2.0L I4 DOHC engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Engine oil cooler
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Brake lock differential
  • 600-amp maintenance-free battery
  • Battery run-down protection
  • 140-amp alternator
  • Underbody aerodynamic treatment
  • Touring suspension
  • Rear stabilizer bar
  • Trailer sway damping
  • Electric pwr steering
  • 4-wheel pwr anti-lock disc brakes
  • Brake assist
  • 120-amp alternator
  • 500-amp maintenance-free battery
  • 1.4L I4 16V multi-air turbo engine
  • 2.4L I4 multi-air engine
  • Sport suspension -inc: frequency damping shocks
    • All-speed traction control
    • Electronic roll mitigation
    • Electronic stability control
    • Hill start assist
    • Advanced multi-stage front air bags
    • Front/rear side curtain air bags
    • Driver-side knee-bolster air bag
    • Passenger-side knee-bolster air bag
    • Front seat side air bags
    • Rear seat side air bags
    • Occupant classification system
    • Parkview rear backup camera
    • Child seat anchor system, LATCH ready
    • Inside emergency trunk lid release
    • Lock-on-sync tire pressure sensor
    • Tire pressure monitoring display
    • Dual-note electric horn
    • Tire pressure monitoring warning lamp
    • Uconnect 8.4 AM/FM stereo w/remote CD/MP3 player
    • Uconnect voice command w/Bluetooth -inc: remote USB port
    • 8.4" touch screen display
    • Aux audio input jack
    • iPod control
    • Remote SD card slot
    • (6) speakers
    • Removable short-mast antenna
    • Uconnect 200 AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player
    • (4) speakers
    • Uconnect 8.4 w/AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player
    • SiriusXM satellite radio -inc: 1-year trial subscription

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