The 2013 Dodge Dart R/T

2013 Dodge Dart full range pricing announced, standard features outlined

We have known since the debut of the 2013 Dodge Dart at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show that the new C-segment compact sedan would carry a starting price of just $15,995 but today, the Chrysler Group announced full pricing for the entire trimline that will arrive in showrooms this June.

When the 2013 Dodge Dart hits dealerships around the US this summer, it will be available in 4 trimlines with a 5th coming later in the year. The Dart will offer the SE, SXT, Rallye and Limited in June while the sporty R/T package will hit in the third quarter of 2012. While today's announcement didnt offer every detail of the new sedan, we now have a very good look at what to expect when the Dart arrives this summer.

“The all-new Dodge Dart is a groundbreaking car, offering features and benefits never before found in a compact car,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO, Dodge Brand. “With class-leading style, customization, safety, technology, and interior levels of roominess, the all-new Dart perfectly blends Alfa Romeo DNA and Dodge passion and style into one all-new car that customers will be proud to own and look forward to driving.”

The 2013 Dodge Dart SE serves as the base model and, as expected, the entry level sedan carries a price of $15,995. That price includes the 2.0L Tigershark 4 cylinder engine packing 160 horsepower and 148lb-ft of torque channeled to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission. The Dart SE will offer tons of standard features, including 10 standard air bags, four wheel disc anti-lock brakes, projection style headlamps, power windows, cloth bucket seats with 6-way manual controls, AM/FM CD with MP3 and the gorgeous LED wraparound taillight. The Dart SE and all other Dart models come with a 5-year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty.

The second trimline in the lineup is the 2013 Dodge Dart SXT which carries a price of $17,995. The Dart SXT includes all of the standard features of the SE models but adds 17” aluminum wheels, power exterior mirrors, power door locks, remote keyless entry, an enhanced sound system with six-speakers, a security alarm, an air conditioning system with a built in filtration system and a 60/40 split rear seat. Dart SXT buyers can also opt for added features like incredible 8.4” touch screen system featuring Garmin navigation, a power sunroof, a backup camera system and a 506 watt sound system upgrade.

Next in line is the 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye, starting at $18,995, and this package builds on those standard features from the Dart SE and SXT. The Rallye trimline adds a higher level of customization with four interior options including Black with Light Diesel Grey, Diesel with Light Diesel Grey, Black with Ruby Red or Diesel Grey with Citrus Peel. The Dart Rallye wears unique black exterior accents, black headlight bezels, projection fog lights, dual exhaust with bright tips, and a leather wrapped steering wheel featuring stereo controls and cruise control. Dart Rallye buyers can also select sportier Hyper Black wheels or the 1.4L MultiAir 4-cylinder, producing 160 horsepower and 184lb-ft of torque.

The fourth and final trimline arriving in dealerships this June is the 2013 Dodge Dart Limited – which begins at $19,995. The Dart Limited begins with the standard features of the SE and SXT, adding a wide variety of features inside and out that make the sporty compact sedan far more luxurious. On the outside, the Dart Limited wears a chrome grille and door handles, automatic headlights, active grille shutters for better fuel economy and unique chrome wheels. Inside, the Limited trimline gets the 8.4” touch screen with Uconnect and an integrated backup camera system, the exclusive 7 inch instrument cluster, a 10 way power seat and accent stitching throughout. Those Dart Limited buyers who want more luxury out of their new sedan can also add premium Nappa leather, a heated steering wheel, Garmin navigation and rear cross-path detection.

The final 2013 Dodge Dart trimline to arrive during the third quarter is the R/T package, which costs $22,495. The Dart R/T (shown on the right) is powered by the 2.4L Tigershark 4-cylinder featuring MultiAir technology – a design that sends 184 horsepower and 171lb-ft of torque to the front wheels via a 6 speed manual transmission. The R/T package takes all of the standard goodies from the Dart Limited and adds 18” aluminum wheels, a sport tuned suspension system, a more aggressive front fascia with a Hyper Black grille, black headlight bezels, integrated dual exhaust with polished tips, unique Nappa leather seats, a heated steering wheel and heated front seats. As is the case with the other packages, the 2013 Dart R/T can be upfitted with Hyper Black aluminum wheels, Keyless “Enter n Go”, HID headlights, a 506 watt sound system and the 6-speed autostick automatic transmission.

Today’s announcement gave the world a good look at what standard features and prices would come with the 2013 Dodge Dart when it arrives later this year and even though lots of the standard and optional features have been outlined – today’s press release includes “and much more” in a few places. Based on that, we can expect to learn even more about the sporty new compact Dodge sedan as we get closer to the full public launch in June.