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2013 Dodge Dart SE

2013 Dodge Dart Review

(0 Stars)  Alfa DNA, all-American name.

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New For 2013
The compact four-door is currently available in four trim levels: SE, SXT, Rallye, and Limited. An R/T model will debut in the not-so-distant future, and an Aero model will debut later this year.
Overview
The compact-car segment represents more than fifteen percent of all new car sales. Dodge’s new entry in the segment, the Dart, uses architecture from an Alfa Romeo Giulietta —a benefit of being part of Fiat’s family—and resurrects a name from the 1960s. The Dart is larger all around than its overseas sibling and is wider, longer, and taller than most compact sedans. Under the hood there are two available engines, both paired to a Fiat-sourced six-speed manual transmission as standard equipment. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder is available with a six-speed automatic transmission, and the 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder will be available with a Fiat-designed six-speed dual-clutch automatic. There’s also an R/T model on the horizon that will be powered by a 184-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder, but an on-sale date for that car hasn’t been set yet. Dodge will also start selling an Aero model, which ekes out 41 mpg on the highway, later this year. The Dart has a smooth and well-controlled ride, and it feels both more substantial and more capable than most of its competitors. That said the Dart doesn’t render other choices in the compact-car segment, such as the Mazda 3 and the Ford Focus, any less desirable. Competition is fierce in this group, but with the Dart, Dodge can put up a good fight.

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2013 Dart SE Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.0L Tigershark in-line 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 25 MPG city, 36 MPG highway, 29 MPG combined and 458 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
15.8gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 160 hp @ 6,400 rpm; 148 ft lb of torque @ 4,600 rpm

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'13 Dodge SE Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Convenience  
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Side Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  Technology  
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GPS/Satellite Communication
  Tires and Wheels  
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Wheel Covers
  Trucks and Towing  
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Engine Oil Cooler
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