Standard safety features on the 2013 Dodge Dart include 10 airbags, four-wheel, four-channel anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brake force distribution, electronic stability control, traction control, brake assist, ready alert braking, rain brake support, electronic roll mitigation, trailer sway assist and more.
Optional safety features include Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Path Detection, rear backup camera and rear park assist.
Competition for the new Dart is likely to be fierce, coming from established segment sales leaders including the Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra and Ford Focus, numbers one through five, respectively, in 2011 compact car calendar year sales. The Corolla, Cruze and Civic each sold well over 200,000 vehicles last year, totaling 693,226 among the three.
For more on the 2013 Dodge Dart, see coverage from the Detroit Auto Show in our sister publication TheCarConnection.