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Dodge Dart GT at Detroit show

by David Zatz on

1963 Dodge Dart GT

The sporty Dodge Dart GT originally debuted 1963, with enhanced performance and style, including a heavy-duty suspension. The new 2013 Dodge Dart GT also delivers a sport-tuned suspension, along with distinctive styling features — standard class-exclusive racetrack LED taillamps and integrated dual exhaust,  perforated heated Nappa Leather seats, and an 8.4-inch touchscreen and 7-inch TFT. The sticker price is set at $21,990, including destination charge.

Dodge Dart GT appears to carry the equipment originally planned for the Dart R/T, but at a price $1,200 lower than the one initially proposed to dealers.

2013 dodge dart GT

The Dart GT, which appears to replace the originally planned Dart R/T, will include the 2.4 liter TigerShark four-cylinder engine created by Chrysler, using Fiat’s MultiAir 2 valve-control system. The engine is rated at 184 horsepower, and the car includes 18-inch aluminum wheels.

Other 2013 Dodge Darts are the Dart SE, SXT, Rallye, Aero and Limited models. The press release noted that “Dodge continues to investigate a high-performance R/T model.”

Building off the well-equipped Dart Limited, the GT adds the 184 horsepower 2.4-liter Tigershark engine, with six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic with AutoStick; sport suspension with frequency sensing damping shocks; unique front fascia with black accents and grille; black projector headlamp bezels; body-color door handles; class-exclusive integrated dual exhaust with bright exhaust tips; class-exclusive racetrack LED taillamps; Nappa perforated leather seats in black with red stitching or two-tone black/red; class-exclusive heated steering wheel; dual-zone automatic temperature control; remote start (with automatic transmission); and universal garage door opener.

Dart GT also includes projector fog lamps, power heated mirrors with turn signals, 8.4 inch touch-screen, rear backup camera, leather covered steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, power ten-way driver’s seat, overhead console, in-seat storage , illuminated front cup holders and vanity mirrors, express front power windows, auto headlamps, LED interior lights, aerodynamic grill shutters and underbody cover, filtered air conditioning, and numerous other features.

Paint colors (none carrying a surcharge) are Redline Red, Header Orange, Blue Streak, Citrus Peel, Laguna Blue, Pitch Black, Tungsten, Bright Silver, Bright White, True Blue, Maximum Steel and Winter Chill.

2013 dodge dart gt

Options include:

  • Technology Group (push-button start, keyless Enter ‘N Go, rain sensing wipers, smart beam headlamps, blind spot monitoring with rear cross path detection)
  • 18-inch Hyper Black Aluminum Wheels
  • Power Sunroof
  • HID (High Intensity Discharge) headlamps
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Garmin Navigation with Sirius XM Travel Link
  • Alpine Premium Sound System with 10 speakers, including subwoofer and 506 watt amplifier
  • Engine block heater

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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