2013 Dodge Dart Overview
2013 Dodge Dart Exterior
Dodge brings the spunk with the brand-new 2013 Dart. With a simple front grille and sloping bodylines, the Dart looks the part of a sporty sedan with a bit of European flair—it’s based on an Italian hatchback, after all. With this spunky new look, Dodge has entered the small sedan segment with a bang, emphasizing the fact that the American brand’s here to stay.
2013 Dodge Dart Performance
Three different engine options are available on the 2013 Dart, depending on the model you’re interested in. With the exception of the GT, every Dart model comes standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 160 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque.
A six-speed transmission is standard, though a six-speed automatic is optional. A second option for all trims but the GT is a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. This also comes standard with a six-speed manual, though it is also offered with the option of a six-speed automated manual.
For the GT model, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is the ticket, producing the most power with 184 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque.
2013 Dodge Dart Efficiency
The 2.0-liter engine has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 29 mpg combined with the manual transmission and 27 combined with the automatic. The turbocharged 1.4-liter comes in at 32 combined for the manual and 31 for the automated manual.
2013 Dodge Dart Interior
Even on the base model, the Dodge Dart has one of the nicest cabins in its class with extra padded surfaces, dash stitching, and colorful trim making a real impact on the interior’s design. The rear legroom is generous, while the available 8.4-inch touchscreen interface offers an easy-to-use menu that makes staying connected simple.
2013 Dodge Dart Safety
According to government crash tests, the Dart is worthy of a five out of five star rating for overall crashworthiness. The Insurance Institue for Highway Safety also gave the Dart top marks with its highest rating of “Good” in frontal-offset, side-impact, and roof-strength tests.
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