Even though FCA will soon pull the plug on the Dodge Dart, the 2016 MY has received a simplified lineup.
Down to just three trim levels from the previous five, the cheapest version of all is the SXT Sport, which costs $17,995, meaning $1,400 less over the current SXT variant. Some of the features found on it include remote keyless entry, air conditioning, cruise control, Sirius Satellite Radio with one-year free subscription, Uconnect AM/FM/CD and USB port.
Power comes from a 2.0-liter Tigershark MultiAir2 engine, producing 160 HP (162 PS) and 148 pound-feet (201 Nm) of torque, connected to a six-speed manual transmission or an optional Powertech six-speed auto. EPA fuel economy is up to 29 mpg (8.1 lt/100 km) on the highway. This version can be ordered with optional Chrome Package, Rallye Package or Blacktop Package.
Next in the lineup is the Dodge Dart Turbo, which starts at $19,495 and comes with standard equipment such as a sport appearance hood, dual exhaust, 17-inch Granite Crystal aluminum wheels and Rallye appearance package that includes black headlamp bezels and black crosshair grille. Under the hood it carries a 1.4-liter turbo I-4, with 160 HP (162 PS) and 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The EPA fuel rating on the highway is 41 mpg (5.7 lt/100 km).
The range-topper GT Sport is priced from $20,995, meaning $1,100 less than the GTit replaces. It packs keyless entry and go, 10-way power driver’s seat, Uconnect 8.4 AM/FM/MP3 with 8.4-inch touchscreen display, 7-inch digital gauge cluster, dual-zone automatic climate control, rearview camera, SiriusXM radio and tire-pressure monitor. Power comes from a 2.4-liter Tigershark four-cylinder with 184 HP (187 PS).