2013 Dodge Dart at the NAIAS review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 6 December 2012 , 04:12:35 byDan

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Dodge Dart at the NAIAS

Dodge developed the new 2013 Dart, a model that looks great. Up front is has the well-known grille with cross-shaped elements with black of body color finish. It has an angular fascia, dual exhaust outlets and a distinct lack of chrome which make the model look even more aggressive. At the back we can see a unique version of its racetrack-shaped taillight array made of 152 individual LED bulbs. To transfer the output to the wheels the carmaker offers 16-, 17- or 18-inch variants that come in bright silver, satin silver, Hyper Black finish for the R/T and Rallye models.

On the inside we will find a lot of piano-black trim pieces, illuminated cup holders and the class-exclusive storage compartment that can be found under the front passenger seat cushion. The carmaker offered its excellent 8.4-inch Uconnect in-dash technology in the Dart as well. there is also a seven-inch TFT gauge cluster available which offers up a slew of driver-configurable screens that include a lot of speedometers, navigation information, economy read outs and a lot more.

There are three engine options available. The first one is a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated offered as standard, the second one is a 1.4-liter turbocharged and intercooled followed by a 2.4-liter powerful engine capable of generating 184 horsepower and 171 lb. ft. of torque. The first one transfers the output to the wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission and the second one uses a 6-speed manual to do it. The automatic gearbox is smooth and it may pass without being noticed. The manual transmission on the other hand, is not really that fun. The new 2013 Dodge Dart is a solid entry into the compact sedan class. Its closest competitors are the Civic, Corolla and Elantra, but it should not be worried. What do you think?