The Dodge Dart lineup has something for everyone. If you want a cheap basic Dart you get the entry-level SE, if you’re into gadgets and toys you get the Limited model, and if you like your Dart sporty you go for the R/T version. Now, from 3rd quarter 2012 there will also be a Dart for the eco-minded drivers. It’s called the Aero and according to Dodge it will do ‘at least’ 41 mpg highway.
The class leading fuel economy is partly due to the 1.4-liter MulitAir Turbo engine mated to the six-speed manual transmission, and partly to the unique Aerodynamic package the car will be sporting, hence the name. Without the kit that 1.4 liter engine manages 27 mpg City/39 mpg Highway/29 mpg Combined.
The MulltiAir technology Dodge has borrowed from Fiat delivers optimum combustion at any speed under all driving conditions by allowing direct and dynamic control of air intake and combustion. The result is up to a 15 percent increase in low engine rpm torque and a 7.5 percent improvement in fuel efficiency.
The 2013 Dodge Dart will be available in five trim levels: SE, SXT, Rallye, Limited and R/T (available 3rd quarter 2012) with a base price of $15,995.