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2013 Dodge Dart Set for World Debut at 2012 Detroit Auto Show
Just the Facts:
-The 2013 Dodge Dart will debut on January 9 at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, putting to rest rumors that the brand's new compact sedan would be called the Dodge Hornet, Duster or Camber.
-Dodge has resurrected the Dart nameplate, which had a 16-year run from 1960-'76.
-Dodge said in a statement that Dart buyers will get a choice of three four-cylinder engines, including a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine.
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That 1.4 is the same that's in the 500. The multi-air technology is interesting and is anyone thinking we will see the SRT4 return? Also hopefully it won't be as ****ty as the Avenger.
 

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I really like it. The new generation of American vehicles are looking more and more appealing.
 

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Chrysler Teases 2013 Dodge Dart Interior
Just the Facts:
-Chrysler has released additional teaser shots of the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart, this time providing a peek at the cockpit.
-The new Dodge compact will offer many opportunities to customize the interior — literally "thousands of ways to personalize the Dart," according to Chrysler.
-The car will come with 10 standard airbags and such options as blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-path detection.
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2013 Dodge Dart Unveiled
Just the Facts:
-The all-new 2013 Dodge Dart goes on sale this summer with a choice of three engines, three transmissions and a host of cool features.
-The new Dart adapts DNA from corporate parent Fiat and sibling Alfa Romeo.
-Chrysler started with the Alfa Giulietta platform, then lengthened and widened it for the Dart.
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The seat compartment is indeed cool. Front looks good, aggressive, but the back clashes with the front by being dainty. Whats with the "americanized" interior? Everywhere else in the world design goes forward. Don't understand why "american" car companies are stuck in the past with design.
 

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Econobleh. If it had stronger lines like the 300 and Charger, it would've looked nicer. Just looks like a generic import with a blacked out front and Charger brake lights. :thumbdown

And yeah, the seats are cool, but the late '90's Ford interior isn't. :thumbdown :thumbdown
 

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Yeah, if they'd have raised the rear light bar and stylized it a bit more like the Challenger...
 

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I think the Cruze doesn't need to worry.
 

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Travis Pastrana to Race Dodge Dart in Global RallyCross
Sure, it's not the Dart SRT-4 we're already looking forward to, but this 600-horsepower Dodge Dart racecar will help to hold us over.

Dodge developed the all-wheel-drive racer to compete in Global Rallycross. The 2.0-liter I4 makes 600 horsepower and 550-pound feet of torque which goes to all the wheels via a Sedav transmission. They claim it'll hit 60 in 1.9 seconds. Dodge will participate in all seven races of the X Games spinoff starting on May 26 in Charlotte, NC.
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Econobleh. If it had stronger lines like the 300 and Charger, it would've looked nicer. Just looks like a generic import with a blacked out front and Charger brake lights. :thumbdown

And yeah, the seats are cool, but the late '90's Ford interior isn't. :thumbdown :thumbdown
The shift area part of the console looks JUST like a 99-04 Mustang. Ugly. Another classic ruined.
 

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First Drive: 2013 Dodge Dart
Of course, this all happened once before -- we predict that, like the Neon, the Dart will be a sales success for Chrysler. At this point you might be wondering: whatever happened to the Neon? Well, someone decided that it was too cute and replaced it with the Caliber -- an ill-conceived, poorly executed quasi-crossover with a mug so unappealing that even Dodge's ad agency couldn't come up with a tag line better than "It's anything but cute." Luckily, the Dart is anything but a Caliber -- and to it, we say "Ciao, bello -- and welcome back."
2013 Dodge Dart - First Drive Review
Fiat and Chrysler's first kid is a good one.

For a company backed onto the ropes only three years ago, elbowing into the fastest-growing, most competitive segment in the car business is a remarkable feat. The inevitable conclusion is that high stress levels and impossible goals are what motivate Chrysler to achieve great things. So far, Sergio Marchionne’s moves seem shrewdly aimed. During the first quarter of this year, Chrysler sales rose by a third over 2011. Everything we’ve learned about the Dodge Dart convinces us it’s sailing straight and true to a bull’s-eye landing.
2013 Dodge Dart First Drive
Yes, It Hits the Bull's-Eye

Marchionne told "60 Minutes" Kroft that with Chrysler Group out of the woods, he can afford just one failure of execution. "One car," he said. Marchionne doesn't have to worry about this one.
2013 Dodge Dart - First Drive
A domestic with an Italian soul.

The base model of the Dart is the $15,995 SE, the car with steel wheels and hubcaps. Next up the food chain is the $17,995 SXT, $18,995 Rallye and $19,995 Limited. Each steps up the interior accouterments and leather allotment, but all are equipped with ten airbags and the 2.0-liter Tigershark engine. The turbo 1.4 is an option and it’s not until you get to the purportedly sporting R/T that the 2.4-liter becomes standard. Like many other small cars on the market today, there are a plethora of options to luxuriate it like a large sedan; heated steering wheel, navigation and blind spot detection are primary among them. Even without knowing the price at which the turbo 1.4 will be optioned, with the fact that it has an EPA rating of 27/39 mpg, I’m going to say it’ll be worth it.
2013 Dodge Dart [w/video]
Meeting The Best Small Car Dodge Has Ever Made

Dodge has managed to put together an impressive machine in the 2013 Dart. With an engaging drive, powerful and efficient mid-level engine option and a very stylish exterior, it should have no problem welcoming disillusioned Civic buyers who want a car that doesn't feel as if it were designed by the minds at Frigidaire. Fun is far from dead in the compact class, and the 2013 Dodge Dart proves it.
2013 Dodge Dart: Drive Review
The Alfa Romeo-derived Dodge is a winner

Do I want it?


If you are in the market for a compact car, you certainly need to take a look at the 2013 Dodge Dart, as it takes a back seat to no one in the segment. The Dart has more interior room than the leading competition, and with all of the engines, transmissions, exterior colors and interior options, you can outfit the car to your specific liking.

If there is a spot where the new Dart separates itself from its compact-car competition, it is the interior. It feels more like that of a midsize car than a compact, with ample front-seat space and rear-seat legroom. The seats are excellent, with the front buckets being class leaders, with good side bolstering and seat bottoms that keep you planted. We liked both the cloth and leather-covered models.

The instrument panel has a seven-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) display in the center of two analog gauges. The display can be configured in a variety of ways, including a digital speedometer, or another analog gauge and the vehicle-information message center. Surrounding the entire IP is what the designers call a "lit floating island bezel." In essence, it's a thin strip of light that highlights the IP. Our test cars were all fitted with Chrysler's Uconnect 8.4-inch touch screen with voice command to handle navigation, Bluetooth phone connection and the sound system. The heating and cooling controls are simple dials located below the large screen that dominates the center stack.

Interior storage is good throughout, with a glovebox large enough to hold a laptop computer, the front seat cushion flips up to reveal a large storage area and the door pockets all have deep storage pockets. The 60/40 rear seats fold down to open up the trunk, creating an even larger cargo area.

This is a significant car for Chrysler, and it seems the company has given the car every opportunity to be a big hit. With an attractive base price, oodles of options and solid EPA numbers, the 2013 Dart should be a solid hit.
2013 Dodge Dart Rallye First Drive
The Return of the Son of the Bride of the Dodge Dart

First Impression:

The resurrected 2013 Dodge Dart benefits greatly from the compact Alfa Romeo platform on which it is based. It's a solid handling machine that offers good value, sharp looks and a comprehensive options sheet.
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