2013 Dodge Dart SXT

The manufacturer presented the Dodge Dart, a compact sedan, on January 9 2012 at the 2012North American International Auto Show. This enlarged vehicle built on a version of the Fiat Compact platform is the first model of this kind since 2005, when the Dodge Neon and Dodge Neon SRT-4 were discontinued. Production for the 2013 Dodge Dart SXT started in 2013 at the Belvidere Assembly Plant, where its predecessors were built.

The aerodynamic design is inspired by Alfa Romeo Giulietta’s features. In the front, the Dodge split crosshair grille doesn’t go unnoticed, while the rear is styled with a Charger-inspired “racetrack” taillamp design with 152 indirect glow LEDs. The elegant round surfaces, a distended front clip and clean remind of the Avenger coupe. The Rallye Package is built from the SXT trim. The aluminum wheels are 17 inches in diameter and appear slightly undersized.

On the inside, the 2013 Dodge Dart SXT has 12 different fabric and color combinations available, leather seats and an optional lightning system. A glowing ruby red LED light pipe surrounds the instrument panel and matches the one on the rear. The large 8.4” “Uconnect” touchscreen and the LCD reconfigurable instruments are from another planet. There is a lot of storage space and sufficient legroom in the back for teenagers or kids. Other features include 60-40 rear seats with pass-through, a reactive head-restraint system, front and rear carpet mats, air conditioning, front passenger in-seat cushion storage, cruise control and power door locks with remote keyless entry.

The 2013 Dodge Dart SXT has a standard a 160 horsepower four-cylinder Tigershark 2.0-liter engine. For an extra $1,300 you can get the turbocharged 1.4-liter engine that delivers 184 pound-feet at 2,500 rpm. The motor is paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed dual dry clutch (DDCT). The standard model comes with brake assist, traction control, hill-start assist, stability control and four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes. The 3,200-pound sedan has a fuel consumption of 24/34 with the automatic and 25/36 with the manual transmission. The turbocharged 1.4 engine manages 27/39.

Dodge Dart has a strong, balanced chassis with a minimal float and a medium lean. High precision is achieved with the feedback-free electric-assist steering system. The triple door seals eliminate most of the interior noise, making sure the 506-watt Alpine sound system performs at its best. This amazing vehicle is equipped with blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-path detection system, express open/close sunroof, SmartBeam auto-dimming headlamps, underbody aerodynamic treatment and active grille shutters. Safety has not been overlooked by the manufacturer: ten airbags surround the passages and more than 60 safety and security elements transform this automobile into a veritable panic room.

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