2013 Dodge Dart

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Pros: Spacious and comfortable cabin; interior styling; manual transmission available across the board; low price making it a good value.

Cons: No two door option; weak acceleration on base engine; high seating position.

Body Styles, Trims & Options
The 2013 Dodge Dart is available in six well equipped trim levels- SE, SXT, Rallye, Aero, Limited and GT. The GT will not be available until later this year.

Standard features in the entry level SE includes 16-inch steel wheels, power windows, a rear folding seat and a 4-speaker sound system with a CD player and auxiliary audio jack. Power mirrors and locks, air conditioning and keyless entry are optional.

The Dart SXT gets 17-inch alloy wheels and adds premium cloth upholstery and a 6-speaker sound system.

A Popular Equipment package for the SXT will add active grill shutters, underbody aerodynamic treatments, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, a tire pressure monitoring display, and an electronic vehicle information display. The Uconnect® Touch Screen package adds an 8.4-inch touch screen, an iPod®/USB interface, an SD card slot and a USB port.

Stepping up to the Rallye will get you fog lamps, unique exterior and interior treatments, bucket seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Rallye is also eligible for the Uconnect® Touch Screen package.

The Dart Aero gets underbody aerodynamic treatments, bi-function halogen projector headlamps, LED racetrack headlamps, daytime running lamps, speed-sensitive power locks and an outside temperature display.

The Limited includes all of the above plus a power adjustable driver’s seat, Bluetooth® and chrome exterior trim pieces.

The top-of-the-line GT will add 18-inch alloy wheels, a stronger engine, leather upholstery and unique exterior and interior treatments.

The Limited and GT are eligible for the Technology Package that includes auto high beams, push button start, a blind spot and rear cross traffic alert system, rear park assist and rain sensing wipers.  A Premium Package is also available which will add dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery (Limited) and a remote start system.

Safety
Standard safety equipment includes 10 airbags, brake assist, hill start assist, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, traction control and stability control. Options include Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path Detections and a rearview camera.

Warranty Information
Every new 2013 Dodge Dart comes with a transferable a 3 year/36,000 mile Basic Limited Warranty and a transferable 5-year/100,000 mile Powertrain Warranty. The Basic Warranty provides bumper-to-bumper coverage for the vehicle.  The Powertrain Warranty provides parts and labor coverage on all covered powertrain components- engine, transmission and drivetrain system. It also includes free towing to the nearest Dodge dealer in the event of a breakdown.

MSRP- 2013 Dodge Dart:  

Available Trims MSRP
2013 Dart SE $15,995
2013 Dart SXT $17,995
2013 Dart Rallye $18,995
2013 Dart Aero $19,295
2013 Dart Limited $19,995
2013 Dart GT- Late Availability $20,995
Similar vehicles that are worth a look before you buy: MSRP
2013 Toyota Corolla $16,230
2013 Hyundai Elantra $16,965
2013 Mazda MAZDA3 $16,700

 

Engines, Transmissions, & EPA Ratings 2013 Dodge Dart:

Trim

Engine

Drivetrain

Transmission

Fuel Economy (city/highway)

SE, SXT, Rallye & Limited

2.0-liter 4-cylinder

FWD

6-speed M/T

25/36

SE, SXT, Rallye & Limited

2.0-liter 4-cylinder

FWD

6-speed A/T

24/34

SXT, Rallye, Aero & Limited

1.4-liter 4-cylinder

FWD

6-speed M/T

27/39

SXT, Rallye, Aero & Limited

1.4-liter 4-cylinder

FWD

6-speed A/T

27/37

GT

2.4-liter 4-cylinder

FWD

6-speed M/T

Not available at time of publication

GT

2.4-liter 4-cylinder

FWD

6-speed A/T

Not available at time of publication

 

 

 

Christine is a Contributing Editor at DriverPulse, a provider of online automotive editorial reviews and news. She is also an Account Manager and Head of Client Services for Nusani Media. She drinks a lot of coffee, loves to drive (manual, of course) and enjoys the company of her dog. She spends her free time exploring the great outdoors, painting and volunteering at her local animal shelter. Her passion for cars started at an early age. While most little girls were playing with dolls, she was playing with matchbox cars and watching her grandfather work on his prized Fords. She believes a vehicle should not only give you goosebumps while speeding around the circuit, its design should be purpose focused and elicit a pure emotional response. Her dream car, the Porsche Carrara GT, may not be easy to control however it is the perfect definition of form following function; mind blowing performance and beauty.

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