2013 Dodge Dart compact sedan in full cover


The strip tease of the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart compact sedan is coming to an end with its fully uncovered body. The new 2013 Dodge Dart sedan will be Chrysler’s revitalization of its C-segment sedan to the car market, and it is hoping to compete with the likes of Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, and Ford Focus.

Will the 2013 Dodge Dart compact sedan have enough juices and attraction to lure new customers? Lets take a look. From the photos, the 2013 Dodge Dart looks attractive enough with its sort of an aggressive look; it reminds us of the old Dodge Neon in a way with its body structure, but the rest is different with new refinements and modern touches. The front fascia looks like a cross between the last Mitsubishi Eclipse and the Dodge Avenger. All and all, we like the new design more than the mundane look of the Honda Civic.

What about under the hood of the 2013 Dodge Dart compact sedan? Well, Chrysler has already planned a range of powertrains, including three different engines and transmissions. The engines will come as a 2.0-liter, 16-valve four, a 1.4-liter MultiAir turbo and a 2.4-liter MultiAir, while the transmission will include a 6-speed manual transmission, 6-speed automatic transmission, and 9-speed automatic transmission.

Rest assure that the 2013 Dodge Dart sedan will be built on a top-notch chassis that comes from the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, which comprised of 68 percent high-strength steel. As for now enjoy the photos, we’ll know more details of the 2013 Dodge Dart compact sedan when it makes its debut at the Detroit Auto Show in a few days.

Update: 10/5/2012

Dodge has released pricing on the 2013 Dart Aero. It has a MSRP starting price of $19,295 excluding a $795 destination charge. The new 2013 Dodge Dart Aero is powered by the Fiat’s 1.4-liter MultiAir turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The engine can be either mated to six-speed manual gearbox or six-speed Dual Dry Clutch automatic transmission. Fuel economy is said to around 41 mpg on a manual gearbox and 40 mpg on an automatic transmission.

The 2013 Dodge Dart Aero trim comes with power windows and locks, power mirrors, remote keyless entry, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, projector headlamps and LED ‘racetrack’ tail lamps. In addition, optional equipment includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen media center and 7-inch TFT featuring reconfigurable gauge cluster.

  • MagnumPie

    Very attractive indeed. I do see some resembling to the old Neon, especially the rear end. This ought to give the Civic or Ford Focus for the run of its money.

  • Anonymous

    They should’ve called the old Neon a Dart a long time ago. I’ll be curious to see what a Dart SRT would bring to the streets. Maybe even a SRT6 with a really small but hi-po V6.