Consumer Reviews Summary
60 of 72 (83%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Dodge Dart Overview
Dodge brings back an old nameplate to its lineup with the brand-new 2013 Dodge Dart. This four-door compact sedan provides seating for five, a choice of three engines, and a host of standard and optional features to appeal to drivers in the market for a compact vehicle.
The Dart’s standard engine is the 160-horsepower, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, with an available 160-horsepower, 1.4-liter, turbo four-cylinder engine, or 184-horsepower, 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine as upgrades. Transmission types include a six-speed manual transmission, or choice of two six-speed automatic transmissions, one with an option for auto-manual shift control. The Dart stands out in the crowd, providing drivers with a four-wheel independent suspension system.
The 2.0-liter, four-cylinder Dart engine gets 24-25 mpg in the city and 34-36 mpg on the highway. An upgrade to the 1.4-liter, turbo four-cylinder engine increases the fuel economy ratings to 27 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. Ratings for the 2.4-liter engine are not available as of this writing.
The Dart offers more interior space than the competition, with more interior volume than the Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Cruze and Hyundai Elantra. Standard interior features include denim fabric or cloth seats, height adjust for the driver’s seat and six-way manual passenger seat adjust, and a rear folding seats. Upgrades include a power six-way driver’s seat with four-way lumbar adjust, heated leather seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Available multimedia features include Chrysler UConnect with Bluetooth integration and audio voice control, SiriusXM satellite radio and navigation, and an 8.4-inch touch-screen display.
Standing out from the traditional Dodge styling, the Dart sports a curvier exterior design and smaller grille. Active grille shutters that open and close based on vehicle speed and engine temperature match the Dart’s aerodynamic styling with true performance. Brake, turn and taillights feature LED bulbs, and projector fog lamps are available. The standard sixteen-inch steel wheels may be upgraded to seventeen-inch steel or aluminum wheels, and all models include all-season tires.
Safety features include ten airbags, with both driver and passenger inflatable knee-bolster airbags. On-road safety is enhanced with electronic stability and traction control, and the four-wheel antilock disc power brakes with brake assist provide controlled stopping power. A rear back up camera and rear cross path detection system are available.
Dodge delivers the goods with its all-new 2013 Dart, providing drivers with a stylish compact sedan at an affordable price. The choice of engines offer excellent fuel economy ratings without sacrificing performance, and the roomy, comfortable ride ensures that both driver and passengers will not have to sacrifice pleasure for affordability.