Dodge Simplifies Dart Lineup for 2014; Launches 184-horsepower 2.4-liter Tigershark Engine on Several Models
•Dodge Dart compact car building momentum and awareness wîth consumers as it enters its second year of production
•Five Dart models for 2014: SE, SXT, Aero, Limited and GT
•New packages simplify ordering; bundle popular features and content customers value the most
•184 horsepower 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir2 I-4 engine, mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, is now standard on 2014 Dodge Dart SXT, Limited and GT models
•2014 Dodge Dart redefines performance wîth an agile, fun-to-drive experience and delivers highway fuel economy ratings of up to 41 miles per gallon (mpg)
•Segment-leading safety features and innovative, easy-to-use technology, include racetrack LED tail lamps, projector headlights, integrated dual exhaust, 8.4-inch touchscreen and 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) reconfigurable display
•Dodge Dart tops compact car §egmènt in total quality, according to Strategic Vision Total Quality Index
2014 Dodge Dart starts at a Ú.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $15,995 (excluding destination) September 1, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich.
- The 2014 Dodge Dart – the leading compact car in total quality, according to Strategic Vision's Total Quality Index – arrives in dealer showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2013 wîth a fresh model lineup driven by customer feedback from its first year in the marketplace.
When the all-new compact car launched in the summer 2012 after the Dodge brand's seven-year absence in the §egmènt, buyers could customize the Dart in more than 100,000 ways. Now, after a full year of sales, the Dodge brand is responding to market data by taking the features customers order the most and bundling them so they're easier to order and deliver an even greater value. For 2014, the Dart is available in five models: SE, SXT, Aero, Limited and GT.
Also new for 2014, Dodge is expanding the use of the 2.4-liter Tigershark engine in the Dart. The 2014 Dart SXT, Limited and GT models are all powered by the standard 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir2 I-4 engine, which produces 184 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission (SXT and GT models) or available six-speed automatic transmission (standard on the Limited model). The 2014 Dart Aero model, which gets up to 41 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway, is powered by the 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission or available dual-dry clutch transmission (DDCT). The 2014 Dart SE model is powered by the 2.0-liter Tigershark engine mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission or available six-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
Class-leading safety and security features, including 10 standard air bags
Some things don't change. The Dodge Dart continues to redefine the compact car §egmènt wîth its stylish, athletic exterior design, an exquisite interior design that's well-crafted wîth high-quality materials and attention to detail not typically found in the compact car §egmènt. The Dart is loaded wîth more than 60 safety and security features that give drivers and passengers peace of mind. Constructed of 68 percent high strength steel, among the highest in the , the Dodge Dart's key available safety and security features include a class-leading 10 standard air bags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes standard on every model, electronic stability control, electronic roll mitigation, all-speed traction control, ParkView rear backup camera, Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection, ParkSense rear park assist, LATCH anchors, which allow a child seat to be placed in any of the three rear seat positions, and much more.
Class-exclusive, easy-to-use technology can't be touched elsewhere in the §egmènt
The 2014 Dodge Dart is loaded wîth innovative technology that is easy-to-use and delivers the information and entertainment drivers want while allowing them to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. The Dart offers the class-exclusive Úconnect infotainment system wîth an 8.4-inch touchscreen radio, the largest in the §egmènt; the Úconnect Voice Command system, which allows drivers to operate a Bluetooth compatible phone wîth their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road, enables drivers to switch radio modes, tune to AM/FM and SiriusXM Radio stations and request real-time information (such as fuel prices) from SiriusXM Travel Link using natural voice commands; and features a 7-inch full-color customizable LED instrument cluster to let the customer decide what format they want the information displayed.
Steering, handling and dynamics engineered for the driver
| ||Vital Stats|
|Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 160 hp
Torque: 148 ft-lbs
Engine : 2.4 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 184 hp
Torque: 171 ft-lbs
Engine : 1.4 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 160 hp
Torque: 184 ft-lbs
6-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic, 6-speed Automatic
The Dart's chassis is engineered to deliver sporty European handling dynamics and §teering precision wîth ride and comfort characteristics tuned for North American roads. The FIAT Group architecture – compliments of the award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulietta – is the basis of the Dart's underpinnings. The Giulietta is renowned for satisfying the most demanding customers in terms of exceptional driving dynamics and agility, and that DNA carries over to the new Dodge Dart.
The exceptional balance of fun-to-drive dynamics, emergency handling, ride comfort and a quiet cabin is accomplished through the suspension bushing tuning and the Dart's exceptional body structure, including the front aluminum cradle, rear upper and underbody structure reinforcement and superior suspension attachment stiffness.
With a 15:1 §teering ratio, the 2013 Dodge Dart is one of the fastest-§teering vehicles in the compact car §egmènt. Dart features standard electric power §teering (EPS) on all models, which delivers sporty handling by managing significant loads at all §teering wheel operating speeds. All of the power assist is provided via an electric motor system rather than a traditional hydraulic system. Because the system is fully electronic, the driver experiences optimal §teering effort at all vehicle speeds, and there is less noise and better fuel efficiency since there is no parasitic loss from a power §teering pump.
For the 2014 model year, the Dodge Dart starting Ú.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is $15,995, (all prices exclude $995 destination).2014 Dodge Dart model lineup
Dodge Dart SE
With a starting Ú.S. MSRP of $15,995 (excluding $995 destination), the Dart SE is loaded wîth standard content that is uncommon in the §egmènt for an entry-level model, such as power windows, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes and 10 standard air bags. It is powered by the 2.0-liter Tigershark I-4 engine, mated to a six-speed manual transmission, which produces 160 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. of torque and has an EPA fuel economy rating of 25 city/36 highway/29 combined.
Standard equipment on the 2014 Dodge Dart SE model includes: black cloth seats, 10 standard air bags, electronic brake assist, electronic stability control, Hill-start Assist (HSA) all-speed traction control, electronic roll mitigation, four-wheel anti-lock power disc brakes, lock-on-sync tire pressure sensors, six-way manual adjust driver and front passenger seat, driver seat height adjuster, front-seat active headrests, three rear-seat head restraints, rearview day/night mirror, sun visors wîth vanity mirrors, floor console wîth covered storage, Úconnect AM/FM CD player, satin silver shift knob, two front cup holders, solar control glass, Sentry Key theft-deterrent system, power windows wîth driver one-touch, standard instrument cluster wîth tachometer, soft-touch dash; manual door locks, dual-note electric horns, outside temperature display in odometer, front courtesy map lamps, headlamp off-time delay, bi-function halogen projector head lamp, body-color crosshair grille wîth body-color surround, chrome headlamp bezels, black door handles, 14.2-gallon fuel tank, four speakers, audio input jack for mobile devices, electric power §teering, tilt/telescopic §teering column, grocery bag hooks, 16-inch steel wheels wîth cover, tire service kit and more.
Also available is the SE Convenience Group, which includes air conditioning, active grille shutters, speed control, speed-sensitive power locks, Úconnect Voice Command wîth Bluetooth, keyless entry wîth panic alarm, rearview auto-dimming mirror, body-color power mirrors and body-color door handles.Dart SXT
In addition to the standard equipment of the SE, the 2014 Dodge Dart SXT adds the 2.4-liter Tigershark wîth MultiAir technology, delivering 184 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. of torque, at a starting Ú.S. MSRP of just $18,495.
Other new standard features include 16-inch aluminum wheels, black crosshair grille, dark-tinted headlamps, LED racetrack tail lamps, active grille shutters, underbody aerodynamic kit, automatic headlamps, speed control, §teering wheel-mounted audio controls, Úconnect Bluetooth wîth Voice Command and new premium cloth seats.
Other standard features on SXT include: body-color door handles and mirrors, air conditioning wîth micron filter, Úconnect 200 AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio wîth audio input jack for mobile devices, speed-sensitive power door locks, power mirrors, remote keyless entry, front center console wîth fore and aft sliding armrest, 60/40 split folding rear seat wîth armrest wîth storage and cup holders and trunk pass-through, six speakers, security alarm, overhead console wîth sunglasses holder, sun visors wîth illuminated vanity mirrors, 12-volt auxiliary power outlet in front console, front and rear floor mats, 600-amp maintenance-free battery and SXT badge.
The Dodge Dart SXT model also features several new packages for 2014.
The available Rallye Appearance Group adds a touring suspension, rear stabilizer bar, 17-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels wîth all-season tires, black crosshair grille wîth black surround, integrated dual exhaust wîth bright tips, projector fog lamps, premium cloth seats wîth accent stripes, leather-wrapped §teering wheel wîth audio controls and leather-wrapped shift knob (automatic transmission) and Rallye badge.
The Sun and Sound Group includes a power express open/close sunroof, nine Alpine speakers wîth subwoofer, 506-watt amplifier, Úconnect 8.4 CD/MP3 radio wîth 8.4-inch touchscreen radio, iPod control, SiriusXM Radio, ParkView rear backup camera, floating island bezel illuminated instrument panel surround and glove box lamp.
The Cold Weather Group features body-color heated mirrors, heated front premium cloth seats, ParkView rear backup camera, tire-pressure monitoring display and remote start (with automatic transmission).
The Úconnect Touchscreen Group includes the class-exclusive 8.4-inch Úconnect 8.4 multimedia center, class-exclusive floating island bezel, remote ÚSB port, iPod Control, remote CD player and ParkView rear backup camera and glove box lamp.
Also available is the Garmin Navigation Group.Dart Aero
The 2014 Dodge Dart Aero model includes as standard equipment the 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine generating 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque mated to the six-speed manual transmission or available six-speed DDCT.
Starting at a Ú.S. MSRP of $19,995, new standard features on the Aero model for 2014 include: 16-inch aluminum wheels, 8.4-inch Úconnect touchscreen media center wîth floating island bezel, 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) reconfigurable display, rear backup camera, Úconnect Bluetooth wîth Voice Command, auto-dimming rearview mirror, SiriusXM Radio and remote start (automatic transmission).
Other standard features include LED racetrack tail lamps, underbody aerodynamic kit, active grille shutters, ultra-low-rolling resistance tires, speed-sensing power locks, keyless entry wîth panic alarm, body-color power mirrors, body-color door handles, air conditioning wîth Micron filter, Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) wîth trip computer, leather-wrapped §teering wheel wîth audio controls, speed control, automatic headlamps, 'Aero' badge, black cloth interior, tire inflator kit, single note horn and a 13.2-gallon fuel tank. The Dart Aero has an EPA fuel economy rating of 28 city/41 highway/32 combined when mated to the available DDCT transmission and 27 city/39 highway/32 combined when mated to the standard six-speed manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
Also available on the Aero model is the Garmin Navigation Group, which includes Garmin navigation and SiriusXM Travel Link.Dart Limited
The 2014 Dart Limited is the premier model for the customer who wants to treat themselves wîth amenities that make the drive just a little more indulgent. The Limited model includes a tremendous level of premium features for a starting Ú.S. MSRP of $22,995.
The Limited adds several new standard features for 2014, including the 2.4-liter 184 horsepower Tigershark four-cylinder engine, six-speed automatic transmission, LED racetrack tail lamps, Keyless Enter 'n Go wîth push-button start, premium Nappa leather seating, heated front seats, heated §teering wheel, power sunroof wîth express open/close, Úconnect 8.4N featuring an 8.4-inch touch screen, Garmin navigation, SiriusXM Radio, SiriusXM TravelLink, dual-zone automatic temperature control and remote start.
Other standard Limited content over the SXT includes 17-inch Satin Silver aluminum wheels, touring suspension, rear stabilizer bar, 10-way power driver seat, including four-way power lumbar adjust, leather-wrapped §teering wheel, power front windows wîth one-touch up/down, premium, full-color 7-inch TFT reconfigurable instrument gauge cluster wîth tachometer and compass, ParkView rear backup camera, ambient interior LED lighting, illuminated floating island bezel/instrument panel surround, universal garage door opener, body-color heated power mirrors wîth courtesy lamps and supplemental signals, projector fog lamps, bright crosshair grille wîth body-color surround, chrome headlamp bezels, bright door handles and more.
The Dart Limited model also offers the ability to customize wîth polished aluminum wheels, premium Alpine audio system, or the sophisticated equipment of the Technology Group, which includes Blind-spot monitoring, and class-exclusive Rear Cross Path detection, ParkSense rear park assist system, HID Xenon SmartBeam headlamps, rain-sensitive wipers and ultrasonic intrusion alarm. Dart GT
The sporty 2014 Dart GT models offer consumers enhanced performance and style for a starting Ú.S. MSRP of $20,995. The Dart GT builds off the SXT and includes as standard equipment: unique sport suspension and §teering, Keyless Enter 'n Go wîth push-button start, 18-inch aluminum wheels, integrated dual exhaust, black fascia wîth Hyper Black grille, dark-tinted automatic headlamps, projector fog lamps, heated exterior mirrors wîth side turn signal and puddle lamps, unique perforated Nappa leather seats, heated front seats, heated leather-wrapped §teering wheel, premium soft-touch door trim, Úconnect 8.4 CD/MP3 radio wîth 8.4-inch touchscreen display, single-disc remote CD player, 7-inch TFT reconfigurable display, ParkView rear backup camera, dual-zone automatic temperature control, remote start (automatic transmission) and SiriusXM Radio.
The Dart GT model also offers the Technology Group, Garmin Navigation Group, the Sun and Sound Group and Hyper Black aluminum wheels.
The 2014 Dodge Dart is available in the following colors: Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat, Blue Streak Pearl Coat, Redline 2 Pearl Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Pitch Black Clear Coat and Header Orange Clear Coat.
The 2014 Dodge Dart will arrive in Ú.S. dealer showrooms in the fourth quarter 2013 and is built in the Únited States at Chrysler Group's Belvidere, Ill., assembly plant.Source - Dodge