Dodge’s compact sedan will be available in five trim levels, beginning with the Dart SE, priced from $16,790 including destination charge. That gets you a Dart with the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder “Tigershark” engine, good for 160 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.
You’ll also get 10 standard airbags; four-wheel disc brakes; projector headlamps; LED taillights; a soft-touch instrument panel; a six-way adjustable driver’s seat; power windows and an AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system. Major options at this trim level include a six-speed automatic gearbox, and Dart shoppers at all levels can opt for the fuel-efficient 1.4-liter MultiAir turbo engine, which delivers the same 160 horsepower, but ups torque output to 184 pound-feet. .
Next up the range is the Dart SXT, which lists for $18,790, including destination charge. In addition to the standard equipment found on the Dart SE, the SXT gets 17-inch aluminum wheels; powered body-colored mirrors; power door locks; remote keyless entry; a six-speaker audio system; a security alarm; a 60/40 folding rear seat and micron filtration for the HVAC system.
Options at this trim level include a class-exclusive 8.4-inch touchscreen navigation system, a rear backup camera, a powered sunroof and a 506-watt audio system.
In the middle of the range is the $19,790 Dart Rallye, which builds from the SXT with unique front and rear styling; dual exhuast with bright tips; a leather wrapped steering wheel; cruise control; steering wheel audio controls and a trip computer.
If you’d rather have a Dodge Dart that leans towards luxury, $20,790 will get you a Dart Limited. Also based on the Dart SXT, the Limited adds a bright grille and door handles; the 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment screen; a back up camera; a 7-inch TFT reconfigurable instrument cluster; fog lamps, a 10-way powered driver’s seat; accent stitching, grille shutters and more.
Limited models can be equipped with a Nappa leather interior; a heated steering wheel; rear cross-path detection; polished wheels and a Garmin navigation system.
Finally, the sport-themed Dart R/T tops the range, starting at a price of $23,290 including destination charge. That buys you a Dart with the 2.4-liter Tigershark engine, good for 184 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque, and mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.
Starting with the Dart Limited, the R/T adds 18-inch aluminum wheels; a sport-tuned suspension; a unique front fascia with black accents and a “hyper black” grille; perforated Nappa leather seats; dual-zone climate control; heated seats and more.
The Dart R/T won’t hit dealerships before the third quarter of 2012, but other Dart models will begin arriving at your local Dodge dealer this June.