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2013 Dodge Dart Rallye Review

Cool Compact Sedan

A three-quarter front view of a red 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye

In short: A stylish and affordable small sedan.

Combining Alfa Romeo DNA with classic Dodge craftsmanship, the Dart is a quick and hip small sedan that lives up to its name. Featuring a gas-sipping turbocharged 4-cylinder, this compact car offers spirited performance while still earning up to 39 mpg on the highway. Our Redline 2-Coat Pearl Rallye edition tester came fitted with handsome black accents, 17-inch aluminum wheels and dual exhaust with eye-catching chrome tips.

Warranty/Service: Five-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty; three-year/36,000-mile basic limited warranty; 24-hour towing assistance

Base Price: $17,995 / As Tested: $23,560

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

Engine: 1.4-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine
Horsepower: 160 hp @ 5,500 rpm
Torque:184 lb-ft @ 2,500-4,000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual

Curb weight:
3,191 lbs
Wheelbase: 106.4 in
Length/Width/Height: 183.9/72/57.7 in
Turning circle: 36.5 ft

4-wheel disc brakes with ABS and brake assist
Suspension: MacPherson strut front; multi-link rear

Traction: electronic stability control with traction control

Top Speed: 130 mph (governor limited)
0-60 mph: 7.6 seconds

EPA City:
27 mpg
EPA Highway: 39 mpg

driver and front passenger front airbags; driver and front passenger seat-mounted airbags; front and rear side-curtain airbags; rear seat pelvic side airbags; knee-blockers


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