The 2013 Dodge Dart, which will be available in five trims when it debuts in the summer of 2012, will be priced from $15,995 to $22,495, according to Chrysler.
The entry level price for the Dodge is lower than some of its main competition in the compact market, which accounts for about 15 percent of new car sales.
“The all-new Dodge Dart is a groundbreaking car, offering features and benefits never before found in a compact car,” said Reid Bigland, Dodge President and CEO. 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 base Dart SE ($15,995) offers a 2.0-liter, 160 horsepower inline-4 engine mated to either manual or automatic transmission, both six-speeds. Also standard are 10 airbags, ABS on all four disc brakes, LED tail lamps, MP3 capability and a 5-year, 100,000-mile power train warranty.
The Dart SXT ($17,995) sports 17-inch aluminum wheels and interior features like security and a six-speaker sound system, while the Dart Rallye ($18,995) takes a sporty approach with an aggressive body kit, dual exhaust tips and the option of black wheels or the 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine.
The Dart Limited ($19,995) standard features include a 8.4-inch touch screen and backup camera, 10-way power seats and premium accent stitching. Options include Nappa leather, Garmin navigation, rear cross path detection and polished aluminum wheels.
The Dart R/T ($22,495) boasts a 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir 2 4-cylinder engine with 184 hp and 171 lb.-ft of torque, plus 18-inch aluminum wheels and sport suspension, and a more aggressive design. Options include black wheels, HID headlamps, a 506-watt sound system.
Chrysler hopes the new Dodge Dart will provide strong competition for the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus and Hyundai Elantra.