Yes, you’ve been able to play with a configurator site for the 2013 Dodge Dart since late February -- but Dodge has finally published a full-fledged configurator, complete finalized pricing and content structures for all-new compact car. Here’s what to expect when the new small car hits dealers later this summer.
2013 Dodge Dart SE: MSRP $16,790
The lowest rung on the Dart ladder abides by Dodge’s promise of a $15,995 base price, but that figure does rise to $16,790 once you factor in $795 in destination fees. The 2.0-liter Tigershark I-4 is standard equipment, as is a six-speed manual transmission; shoppers interested in upgrading to a six-speed automatic need to pony up an extra $1100.
Content is fairly sparse on the SE: though it boasts things like 10 airbags, projector headlamps, and LED tail lamps as standard equipment, the Dart SE also boasts steel wheels, and air conditioning is an optional extra. It, along with power mirrors, keyless remote entry, and an automatic door locking function, is only available through a $995 Value group. Other options include Bluetooth phone connectivity ($295) and an engine block heater ($95).
2013 Dodge Dart SXT: MSRP $18,790
The 2013 Dart SXT is the next step in the ladder, and gives buyers both additional standard equipment and a plethora of new options. New standard features include 17-inch aluminum wheels, power mirrors and door locks, air conditioning, remote keyless entry, and a six-speaker audio system.
From a mechanical perspective, the SXT is a little different than the SE: the 2.0-liter I-4 and six-speed manual are standard, and the automatic runs another $1100. Buyers can, however, fit their 2013 SXT with a Fiat-sourced turbocharged 1.4-liter I-4, which costs another $1300. Presently, that engine is only available with a manual transmission, though a new dual-clutch automatic will be offered at a later date.
Two new content packages also pop up on the Dart SXT. A $495 Popular Equipment Package adds a 12-volt outlet in the center console, automatic headlamps, front seatback pockets and a sub-cushion storage bin beneath the front passenger seat, illuminated cup holders, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an overhead console, cruise control, trip computer, underbody aerodynamic panels, and – on cars fitted with the automatic transmission – remote start.
A Premium Audio Group adds an 8.4-inch touchscreen audio interface, a USB audio port, and an illuminated dash cluster surround. Pricing depends on what head unit is ordered: a base AM/FM/CD/MP3 unit runs $595; add navigation (and the requisite Bluetooth system)to the mix, and the price jumps to $1385. Add SiriusXM satellite radio to either system, and prices jump to $790 and $1580, respectively.
Stand-alone options include a power sunroof for $895, and a 506-watt, 9-speaker Alpine audio system ($495) that’s only available with the aforementioned audio group.
2013 Dodge Dart Rallye: MSRP $19,790
Though the 2013 Dart Rallye’s content largely mirrors that of the lesser SXT, its exterior certainly doesn’t. The front fascia gains a black grille surround and body-colored grille cross hairs, black headlamp surrounds, projector fog lamps, and dual exhaust tips. Inside, Dart Rallye models gain a leather-wrapped steering wheel, along with a couple two-tone color schemes – including a wild grey/citrus combo available that pairs nicely with the equally outlandish citrus exterior paint. Dart Rallye options match those of the Dart SXT trim, save for unique black-painted 17-inch aluminum wheels painted for $395.
2013 Dodge Dart Limited: MSRP $20,985
Until the 2013 Dodge Dart R/T launches later this year, the 2013 Dart Limited is the top-tier model in the Dart range – and as such, it’s the most opulent and expensive trim level that’s presently available to customers.
Interestingly, that $20,985 price tag still includes the 2.0-liter I-4 and the six-speed manual transmission; adding the automatic or the 1.4-liter turbocharged I-4 carries the same premium as on any other Dart model.
Standard features on Limited models include a bright grille insert, a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, and a back-up camera. Chrysler’s 8.4-inch touchscreen audio interface is standard, as is a 7-inch LCD screen that’s integrated into the gauge cluster.
A Premium Group package runs $895, and adds automatic dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, leather seating, a universal garage door opener, and a remote start system. A $995 Technology Group package adds automatic high beam headlamp control, blind spot and cross path detection, parking sensors, automatic wipers, and keyless entry and ignition.
Other options largely echo other Dart models, though buyers can spring an extra $300 to add navigation to their vehicle, or another $395 to add HID headlamps.
2013 Dodge Dart R/T: MSRP $23,290
While Chrysler has already announced an MSRP for the top-tier 2013 Dart R/T, the model -- and its option pricing -- has yet to appear on the configurator site. R/T models receive a 2.4-liter inline-four engine with 184 hp and 171 lb-ft, coupled either to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. It builds on the Limited trim with unique 18-inch wheels, sport-tuned suspension, a “sporty” front fascia with black accents and a black crosshair grille, dual exhaust tips, R/T-specific leather seats, and a heated steering wheel.
Want to build your own 2013 Dart? Check out the official configurator site by clicking here.