Chrysler announced today that the 2013 Dodge Dart will be priced at just $15,995 (excluding $795 destination) and that the vehicle will be available in five different trim levels - SE, SXT, Rallye, Limited and R/T. All the versions will be powered by a 2.0-liter 16-valve Tigershark I-4 engine delivering 160 horsepower (hp) and 148 lb.-ft. of torque and mated to a six-speed manual transmission, or to an optional six-speed automatic.
The standard version will offer class-leading safety features, such as 10 standard air bags, four wheel disc anti-lock brakes, brake assist, electronic stability control (ESC) and traction control.
Moreover, the 2013 Dart will come as standard with projector headlamps, LED taillamps, body-color crosshair grille and laminated windshield, while the interior will feature a premium soft-touch instrument panel with bright accents, six-way manual driver seat with height adjuster, unique 'Denim' cloth seats, power windows, AM/FM CD with MP3 and much more.
The 2013 Dodge Dart, which is priced at $17,995, will offer the standard equipment of the SE model but also 17-inch aluminum wheels, power body-color mirrors and door locks, remote keyless entry, six-speakers, security alarm, 60/40 split folding rear seat, sliding armrest and air conditioning with micron filter. Furthermore, the Dart SXT will get class-exclusive 8.4-inch touch screen, Garmin navigation, in-seat storage, rear backup camera, power sunroof and a 506-watt sound system.
The 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye, priced at $18,995, will receive distinctive performance front and rear fascias but also four new interior colors: Black with Light Diesel Grey, Diesel with Light Diesel Grey, Black with Ruby Red or Diesel Grey with Citrus Peel. As expected, the Dart Rallye will get the standard equipment of the SXT model but also unique black front fascia accents, black headlamp bezels, projector fog lamps, class-exclusive integrated dual exhaust with bright exhaust tips, leather-wrapped steering wheel, speed control, steering wheel audio controls, trip computer and more.
Under the hood, the Rallye customers will get a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo delivering 160 horsepower and an impressive 184 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2013 Dodge Dart Limited will be the most expensive model currently available and will offer the standard equipment of the Dart SXT as well as unique bright grille and door handles, 8.4-inch Uconnect touch screen with rear backup camera; class-exclusive 7-inch TFT (Thin Film Transistor) reconfigurable instrument cluster display, floating island bezel; projector fog lamps, 10-way power driver seat, automatic headlamps, active grille shutters and premium accent stitching on the instrument panel.
The interior will offer premium Nappa leather with heated steering wheel, Garmin navigation, rear cross path detection and polished aluminum wheels. In the third quarter of 2012, Chrysler will also offer the 2013 Dodge Dart R/T, which will have a price tag of $22,495.
This model will be powered by a 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir 2 4-cylinder delivering 184 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission or available six-speed automatic with AutoStick.
Some of the standard features seen on the 2013 Dart R/T are the 18-inch aluminum wheels, sport suspension with frequency-sensing damping shocks, unique performance front fascia with black accents and Hyper Black grille, black headlamp bezels; integrated dual exhaust with bright exhaust tips, R/T-unique premium Nappa perforated leather seats, dual- zone automatic temperature control, heated seats and class-exclusive heated steering wheel.