Total Redesign Of The Classic Offers Everything You Want, And More
If you’re in the market for something eye-catching and with exceptional performance, do yourself a favour and stop at your local Dodge dealership to check out the 2013 Dodge Dart. With a decidedly more rounded, sleek look than its hard-angled namesake of the late 60s and early 70s, the new Dart is available
in five packages, though each package is customizable with tens of thousands of available option combinations.
At one end of the Dart spectrum – good for those who are only looking to dip a toe into the waters of power and performance – is the SE model, which comes stock with a 2.0L 160-hp Tigershark 4-cylinder engine and class-leading 60 standard and available safety features, including an unsurpassed 10 standard air bags. On the flipside, if you’d rather go big than go home on what your new car packs, you’ll want to look at the top drawer of the new Dart line: the R/T. You quickly understand why Dodge touts it as “the most advanced compact on the road” when you look at its specs. From the engine – a 2.4L Tigershark 4-cylinder with MultiAir II – to the unique black front fascia, hyper black grille, 18-inch wheels, and perforated Nappa leather-trimmed interior with 10-way power driver’s seat, no element has been overlooked. In between those two model extremes are the SXT, Rallye, and Limited, each with progressively improved features to meet the needs or wants of any car shopper.
The exterior of the 2013 Dart has been completely redesigned from its origins, with a sleek new look, a variety of wheel size options and broad range of rims for personal accent, a split-crosshair design on the grille that emphasizes the car’s low, sporty stance, and with a distinct “Racetrack” taillight array composed of 152 LEDs (available on the SXT, Rallye and Limited, and standard on the R/T). Exceptional styling from front to back.
But perhaps the truest test of an everyday vehicle’s worth is the pleasure of driving it.
Here again, Dodge has stepped up to the challenge. The Dart’s new, driver-centric interior boasts an intuitive, fluid layout designed to be both beautiful and ergonomic. It features ambient lighting that highlights interior craftsmanship and refinements, including refined, soft-touch surfaces; accent stitching on the dash and seats; and tactile grains or available hand-wrapped protein vinyl surfacing, just for starters. The enviable safety features include blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-path detection, and reactive front head restraints.
Available as an option on the SXT and Rallye and standard on the Limited and R/T models, drivers also enjoy the largest touchscreen control panel in the compact car class. The available UConnect system features AM/FM/CD/MP3 sound with Sirius Satellite Radio capabilities, offering myriad opportunities to stay informed and entertained, along with SD card, USB drive, and iPod playability for those wishing to hit the road to their own soundtrack. Yet all of that, and far more, is contained within a compact class frame that offers interior space rivaling midsize sedans.
It’s no wonder Dodge is marketing the 2013 Dart as “the most technologically advanced car in its class.” It may be a bold claim, but it’s one that’s made with the confidence that sheer evidence provides.
Contact your local Dodge dealership today to arrange for your personal 2013 Dart test drive experience.
Written by Reay Jespersen