Dodge Dart GT Offers More Power and Fun

Dodge Dart GTThe new 2013 Dodge Dart is one of the most popular compact cars on the road today for several good reasons. With more space, better technology, and a nicer interior than other compact and sub-compact cars on the road today, the Dart has a lot going for it. One thing that drivers are still begging for though is more power and a sportier setup, something to follow in the footsteps of popular SRT models of the past like the SRT4.

Dodge Dart GT InteriorThat’s where the Dodge Dart GT comes in. Dark-grey, 17-inch wheels and a blacked-out front grille set the GT model apart from other Darts on the outside while an upscale interior with race-style black leather seats with red stitching, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift, a soft-touch instrument panel, a customizable TFT (thin-film transistor) display, and an optional moonroof make it a nice car to be driving or riding in. The real differences are mechanical though.

First, the Dart GT gets a more powerful, 2.4-Liter Tigershark 4-cylinder with MultiAir II, making 184 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. This engine has more responsive acceleration and a tuned exhaust note for a more engaging experience. Revised suspension (including a sport-tuned MacPhearson strut setup up front and a bi-link independent suspension in the rear) makes for better handling and less body roll in the corners. Finally, a revised six-speed manual or automatic transmission offers crisper shifts for better acceleration.

While it’s no SRT model, the 2013 Dodge Dart GT does offer a more aggressive option for car-buyers who want a compact with some hutzpah. Stop by Cumberland Chrysler Center in Cookeville, TN for more information or to check one out in person.


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