Dodge has provided a new outlook on their 2016 Dart lineup by changing up the offerings for the consumers of small vehicles. Primarily, the lineup has been reduced to three versions that provide enough variance and customization to provide enjoyment for a broad array of consumers looking for a lower priced vehicle. Dodge is using this change to attempt to direct their Dart line and inventory to be more in line with the recent requests and demand.
The Dart SXT Sport is the entry-level edition that provides a nice base of standard offerings for the driver to enjoy. A few of the features are expected such as key-less entry remote, air conditioning, cruise control, 16-inch aluminum wheels, and Sirius Satellite radio. There are a few nice touches such as the audio controls on the steering wheel and Uconnect voice command with Bluetooth. The power plan it a 2.0L Tigershark MultiAir2 engine that provides 160 horsepower converted into 148 lb-ft. of torque. It is your choice for either the six-speed manual or the six-speed Powertech automatic transmission. The MSRP on this year’s SXT is $1,400 less than the previous year providing for another nice addition when looking into this vehicle. You can also order customization packages straight from the factory such as the Chrome, Rallye, or Blacktop package at dealers such as Interstate Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM.
Next in the lineup is the Dart Turbo edition with a standard six-speed manual transmission. This is paired to the 1.4L MultiAir2 I-4 turbocharged engine that provides 160 horsepower converted into 184 lb-ft. of torque. The engines exhaust is ported out of a dual exhaust system. The rides on 17-inch Granite Crystal aluminum wheels providing a more aggressive look. Aesthetically, another addition that the Turbo comes with a sporty appearance hood. That include black head light bezels, and a black grille that surround with black cross-hairs. Not to mention, this edition will provide you with 41 MPG on the highway.
Last, but not least is the Dart Sport GT that provides some impressive features to make the driving experience enjoyable. The power plant is a 2.4L Tigershark that provides 184 horsepower and a 33 MPG highway EPA rating. Like the Turbo edition, the aesthetics are provide with a sports appearance hood and 17-inch Granite Crystal aluminum wheels. Unlike the Turbo, this version provides an option for the six-speed manual or a six-speed Powertech automatic. As well, the gear ratios and engine are fine-tuned and calibrated for excellent performance. Other features such as key-less entry and push button start, an Uconnect AM/FM/MP3/Sirius radio with 8.4-inch touchscreen display and dual automatic temperature control all come standard with this model.