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Dodge Dart News

  • 2016 Dodge Dart

    FCA has been unsuccessful in finding another manufacturer to build the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200.

  • 2016 Dodge Dart
    Dodge Dart to die for good in September

    The Dodge Dart four-door compact sedan was the first new vehicle created by the combined Fiat and Chrysler companies following the latter's 2009 bankruptcy and government-backed restructuring. Based on widened and lengthened underpinnings from a European Fiat model, it came together relatively...

  • 2016 Dodge Dart
    2016 Dodge Dart lineup cut to 3 models as small sedan simplifies

    The 2016 Dodge Dart lineup gets streamlined midway through the model year.

  • 2015 Chrysler 200, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2014
    Chrysler throws in towel on sedans: 200, Dart to die for SUVs, trucks (updated)

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is the only U.S. maker to release five-year business plans to the media--and offer updates when things change. That's just what it did yesterday, when it updated its plan for 2014 through 2018. The biggest shocker of the day was the company's announcement that it would...

  • 2014 Dodge Dart
    2014 Dodge Dart Dumps Dual-Clutch Automatic, Except On Aero Model

    The Dodge Dart compact sedan launched as a 2013 model hasn't sold as well as hoped. One thing that hurt its debut was the unfamiliar feel of its dual-clutch automatic gear gearbox, brought over from Europe to boost the fuel economy of versions fitted with the 160-horsepower turbocharged 1.4-liter...

  • 2013 Dodge Dart Limited, road test, Catskill Mountains, NY, April 2013
    2013 Dodge Dart Limited: Gas-Mileage Drive Report

    The 2013 Dodge Dart has gotten off to a slow start in the market, but it's a vitally important car for Chrysler. The first vehicle based on shared underpinnings from its parent Fiat, the Dart has to show Chrysler can build competitive cars--and, even more important, top-quality small cars that...

  • 2013 Dodge Dart

    In the automotive world, nothing says a car is more safe than a 5-Star crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and a Top Safety Pick award from the insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) While the 2013 Dodge Dart, Chrysler’s first compact production car since 2005, hasn’t yet received its official crash test ratings from the NHTSA, it has just won itself a Top Safety Pick award. It did so by scoring a good performance in moderate overlap front, side, rollover and rear impact tests. In fact, the only area it didn’t score top...

  • 2013 Dodge Dart test drive, Austin, Texas, April 2012
    2013 Dodge Dart Aero Gets 41 MPG Highway, 32 MPG Combined Rating

    If you’re in the market for a compact sedan with a low running costs and a highway gas mileage over 40 mpg, you’ll know there are an increasingly large number of non-hybrid cars to choose from. Now, it’s time to add the 2013 Dodge Dart Aero to that list. Promised earlier this...

  • 2013 Dodge Dart test drive, Austin, Texas, April 2012
    2013 Dodge Dart: Automatic Cars On The Way In August

    It’s a well-known fact that most Americans prefer to drive cars with automatic gearboxes over ones with manual transmissions, while others are unsure of how to drive stick at all. So it’s no surprise that Chrysler -- whose manual transmission 2013 Dodge Dart launched earlier this year...

  • 2013 Dodge Dart test drive, Austin, Texas, April 2012
    2013 Dodge Dart Aero: High-Mileage Version Of New Compact Coming Soon

    The eagerly-awaited new 2013 Dodge Dart compact sedan will start arriving at dealerships in June. But the first volley of Darts won't include every model. The model with the highest gas mileage will be known as the Dart Aero, and it should go on sale sometime between July and September. At a Dart...

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    2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan Priced From $16,790

    Dodge has priced its new Dart compact sedan from under $17,000, including destination charge.

  • 2013 Dodge Dart launch at Detroit Auto Show, Jan 2012
    Dodge Lets You Customize Your Own 2013 Dart, But You Can’t Buy It

    Unless you’re the kind of person who can afford a bespoke luxury car, you’ll know the pain of finding out from your car dealer that the car you want doesn’t come with the paint or interior options you’d like. So what if you could help automakers decide on which options to...

  • 2013 Dodge Dart launch at Detroit Auto Show, Jan 2012

    When the covers came off the 2013 Dodge Dart at last month's Detroit Auto Show, the new compact sedan got high marks for style, interior design, and putting Chrysler back in the car game. The Dart lineup will also include a model that gets 40 mpg on the EPA highway cycle, but so far Dodge has been hazy on the specs of that particular model. Now, a report in the British Autocar says the secret is the transmission. We already knew that the 2013 Dodge Dart would offer three engines, the smallest being a 160-horsepower turbocharged 1.4-liter four. It's the same Michigan-built Multi-Air engine...

  • 2013 Dodge Dart launch at Detroit Auto Show, Jan 2012
    2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan: Video From Detroit Auto Show

    We brought you the actual unveiling of the 2013 Dodge Dart, complete with flashy graphics, loud music, and the car emerging in a welter of spotlights. Now, we can bring you a slightly calmer walkaround and summary of Chrysler's most important new car on video, as a complement to the full Dodge Dart...

  • 2013 Dodge Dart launch at Detroit Auto Show, Jan 2012
    2013 Dodge Dart: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Live Photos

    We'll admit it - we're excited about the 2013 Dodge Dart. Why shouldn't we be? It's a great-looking compact with a good range of efficient engines, with high equipment levels. It's also a spiritual successor to the respected Neon, and should banish memories of the resented Caliber. The model will...

  • 2013 Dodge Dart
    2013 Dodge Dart Launch: Live Video From Detroit Auto Show

    We're just back from the live launch of the 2013 Dodge Dart, one of the most crucial--and well-attended--launch events of the Detroit Auto Show. And while it may fit right into Chrysler's marketing plans, we thought you'd like to see the actual unveiling--complete with flashy videos, loud music...

  • 2013 Dodge Dart
    2013 Dodge Dart: Full Details From Detroit Auto Show

    The 2013 Dodge Dart is set to be one of 2012's most significant new releases. Replacing the underperforming Dodge Caliber, the new Dart should give Dodge its strongest compact ever and provide tough competition for Ford's Focus and Chevrolet's Cruze - and now we have all the details. If you've been...

  • 2013 Dodge Dart leaked
    2013 Dodge Dart Video & Photos Leak Before Detroit Auto Show

    Before its unveiling, coming at 8:45 am this Monday, Chrysler trickled out photos of the exterior and dashboard of its new 2013 Dodge Dart compact sedan. But now both a video and more photos have leaked out onto those crazy Interwebz, showing every angle of the first product developed by the...

  • 2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan

    The 2013 Dodge Dart, which will be fully revealed to the public at next week's Detroit Auto Show, achieved an unadjusted gas-mileage rating of at least 40 mpg, according to Chrysler. But hold on; before you rush over to the dealership and put money down, consider that 'unadjusted' means that it's what's used to calculate Corporate Average Fuel Economy. The lower EPA City, Highway, and Combined figures, which now closely mirror real-world results in many cases and are based on revised test cycles, will soon be found at EPA gas-mileage website. Based on these unadjusted scored, we project an...

  • 2013 Dodge Dart interior teasers
    2013 Dodge Dart: More Teaser Photos, Now The Instrument Panel

    One week ago, we got the first teaser photos of the 2013 Dodge Dart, the all-new compact sedan that will replace the unloved and obsolete Dodge Caliber hatchback. Now, we've got more. Chrysler has released two more photos, in this case of the instrument cluster and touchscreen center stack in the...

  • 2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan
    Why The 2013 Dodge Dart Sedan HAS To Get 40 MPG Highway

    It's a magic number, 40 mpg, a nice big round figure to tout in big print every time gasoline prices go up. Most makers have at least one car that achieves 40 mpg, but for the new 2013 Dodge Dart, it's not an option--there has to be one model of the Dart that's rated by the EPA at 40 mpg or better...

  • 2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan
    2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan: Details Preview Detroit Auto Show

    With only a month remaining before it pulls the covers off what may be its most important car in decades, Chrysler has released details of its upcoming 2013 Dodge Dart. That's the model name it's chosen, pulled out of the archives for the new compact sedan that will replace the uncompetitive Dodge...

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