I’m a big fan of the new Dodge Dart. The 2013 Dodge Dart GT increases my joy-joy feelings for the Dart considerably. The 2013 Dodge Dart GT is a trim and performance package with a 184-hp 2.4L Tigershark four-cylinder engine with MultiAir II technology – it makes 171 lb-ft of torque.
The GT trim package gets unique black front fascia and stunning 18-inch wheels. A six-speed manual comes standard and a six-speed automatic transmission is optional.
Based on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta platform, the Dodge Dart GT is bigger and more accommodating. The ride of the 2013 Dodge Dart GT is compliant and sporty, despite the tighter sport-tuned suspension. The interior space is larger than many competitors.
The package also comes with perforated Nappa leather interior (with 10-way power driver’s seat) a sports suspension and a sweet sounding dual exhaust.
We only had time to take the 2013 Dodge Dart GT around Chrysler’s proving-ground test track once, so this post is covering first impressions and purchasing information. I am looking forward to testing the 2013 Dodge Dart GT soon.
“There’s a touch of swagger that comes with two tailpipes – not usually the kind of thing you find on a compact car. There’s an implied power and an implied style that’s right at home with the Dodge brand, and you can see that in our class-exclusive dual exhaust.
When we created the Dodge Dart, we spent equal time on function and form – and both with attitude. The grille is greatly compressed, and designed to appear as if it’s bursting through the mask-like fascia.
A sport suspension corners more tightly at higher speeds while maintaining a smooth ride all the way. Our engineers evened out the ride by including frequency-dampening shock absorbers.
The Dodge Dart GT is the first Dodge vehicle to use active grille shutter system. It reduces drag by redirecting airflow around the front sides, rather than through the engine compartment, to enhance aerodynamic performance.” – – Dodge.com
Something about the 2013 Dodge Dart GT makes even the useless parts of Nathan happy. With a base price of $20,995 (the model I tested was loaded to the gills at around $25,000) you get a lot of standard goodies for the dough. Indeed, the giblets are pleased.
Unique Black front fascia accents with Hyper Black grille
Black Chrome headlamp bezels
Integrated dual exhaust with bright tips
Racetrack taillamps with 152 LEDs
18-inch Satin Silver aluminum wheels
Body-color door handles
Unique perforated Nappa leather-trimmed seating
Premium Group includes:
Heated front seats
Heated steering wheel
Dual-zone automatic temperature control
SiriusXM Satellite Radio+
Sport suspension with frequency-sensing damping shocks
SAFETY & SECURITY
Remote start+ (automatic transmission only)
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver (universal garage door opener)
Exterior mirrors with supplemental signals