2012 Detroit: 2013 Dodge Dart is ready to take on the compact segment

  • Key Competitors: Volkswagen Jetta, Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai Elantra, Honda Civic, Mazda3, Toyota Corolla, Nissan Sentra, Mitsubishi Lancer.
  • Power: 2.0L Tigershark inline-4 160hp, turbocharged and intercooled 1.4L MultiAir inline-4 160 hp, 2.4L Tigershark inline-4 184 hp.
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual or 6-speed dual dry clutch (DDCT) automatic.
  • Performance: TBA.
  • Pricing: TBA.
  • Availability: Spring 2012.

Dodge has just pulled the sheets off its latest attempt at an entry-level compact sedan, one that replaces the ultimately mediocre Caliber. At first encounter with the Dart, we’ve come to believe that the model will be a very strong competitor in the compact sedan market due to its aggressive design and interior build quality along with interior features.

Prices will be announced closer to launch date.

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– By: Omar Rana