After a long hiatus from Dodge’s lineup, the fabled Dart nameplate returns to showrooms for the 2013 model year. Much like its predecessors, the new Dart offers customers a smaller alternative to Dodge’s large models with a healthy dose of performance. Expect even more excitement from the soon-to-arrive Dart GT and the 2014 SRT4.
The Limited trim level is the highest available for the 2013 Dart, as it adds additional luxury features onto the SXT trim level. On the outside, it adds in a ParkView rearview camera for safer reversing, active grille shutters to allow air to smoothly flow over the body when no engine cooling is needed, chrome-look grille, headlight bezels and door handles for a more luxurious look, projector fog lamps for safer foggy-weather driving, and automatic headlights for safe nighttime driving. Inside the Dart, the Limited trim level adds in power front seats for easier adjustments, Uconnect 8.4 audio system with 8.4-inch touchscreen, AM/FM/CD/MP3 capabilities and iPod control for optimal listening pleasure, and a 7-inch TFT instrument cluster for personalization and a clearer view of the gauges.
The SE trim level is the base model for the compact Dart sedan, as it carries only the most basic of amenities expected from an entry-level car. On the outside, the SE trim includes black door handles and mirrors to help keep the price as low as possible, a body-color crosshair grille to add some style to the otherwise simple body, LED taillights, so drivers behind it can easily see it stopping or turning, and 16-by-7-inch steel wheels with covers to lower the base price. Inside the cabin, the Dodge Dart SE includes a 12-volt power outlet for plugging in accessories, front map lights so the passenger can read a map or book, and a four-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system.
The AERO trim level takes the features from the SXT model and adds in more luxury and some items to increase its mpg to an impressive 41 mpg highway. Under the hood, the AERO substitutes the base engine for a 1.4-liter MultiAir turbocharged engine with 160 horsepower. On the outside, the AERO trim level adds in active grille shutters that close when no cooling is needed, allowing air to flow smoothly over the body, an underbody treatment that allows the air to easily pass by underneath the car, projector headlights for better nighttime vision, and Hill Start Assist to avoid rolling backward on steep hills. On the inside, this trim level adds in a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise control buttons.
The SXT trim level builds onto the SE by adding in some more features that many buyers will desire. On the outside, the SXT adds in 17-inch aluminum wheels for some extra style, body-color door handles and mirrors for a smoother look, power mirrors for quick and easy adjustments and keyless entry for quicker locking and unlocking. On the inside, the SXT trim level adds in a six-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system for superior listening pleasure, air-conditioning with a cabin air filter to keep the cabin cool and free of outside dust and debris, and 60/40 split-folding rear seats for loading longer items into the trunk without losing availability of both rear seats.
The Rallye trim level for the 2013 Dart continues to build up this compact sedan by adding in even more premium features to the SXT trim level. On the exterior, this SXT trim level adds in a 140-amp alternator to handle additional electrical draw without problems, performance front fascia with Black Chrome headlights for a sporty and bespoke appearance, Glossy Piano Black accents on the crosshair grille for a more stylish look, dual exhaust to give the car a more performance look, and projector fog lamps for safer driving in foggy conditions. Inside the Dart, the Rallye trim level adds in premium cloth seats with Rallye-exclusive accents for added style, a leather0wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob for a luxurious feel, and steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise control.
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2013 Dodge Dart$15,488 | 18,615 mi
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2013 Dodge Dart$15,591 | 15,672 mi
2013 Dodge Dart$15,990 | 11,979 mi
2013 Dodge Dart$15,995 | 20,332 mi
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2013 Dodge Dart$17,582 | 7,015 mi
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2013 Dodge Dart$18,000 | 3,484 mi
2013 Dodge Dart$18,991 | 13,689 mi
1970 Dodge Dart$47,888 | 35,448 mi
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