With multiple trimline variants, it is always a tough call for buyers to pick the right model which is why the next gen edition, the 2016 Dodge Dart is being offered with just three trimline variants when compared to the five the brand used to offer.
It’s not just the models the auto manufacturer has simplified but they have also confirmed that they are going to discontinue the model along with the Chrysler 200 because of very low sales throughout the years. However, in order to push the newer model to the customers, the base price of the car has been significantly lowered making it affordable for most buyers. The changes are expected to help Dodge reach more people and increase sales by a reasonable percentage.
Dart SXT Sport is the basic model in the Doge lineup which is priced at $18,990. The pricing is comprehensive as it includes destination and a wide variety of important features. The base model is bundled with an audio system comprising of four speaker surround, satellite radio, Uconnect voice command system, bluetooth connectivity, keyless entry cruise control and USB port. It also uses 16-inch alloy wheels and entertainment console controls are mounted on the steering wheel for easy access.
The model is powered by a 2.0-liter I-4 engine capable of delivering 160 horsepower with 148 lb feet of torque. The auto manufacturer offers a six speed manual or automatic transmission system which one can pick based on individual preference. Dart Turbo is the next model in the lineup powered by a 1.4-liter turbo four engine which can produce 160 horsepower combined with 184 lb feet of torque.
Additional features found in the Dart Turbo includes crosshair grille combined with a black surrounding trim, dual exhaust tips, manual transmission and 17-inch alloy wheels. It starts with a price tag of $20,490. The top of the line is Dodge Dart GT priced at $21,990 powered by a 2.4-liter I-4 engine which delivers 184 horsepower. All the features found in the other two models will be added to the top line variant. It also includes a rearview camera, 8.4-inch touchscreen console, 10-way power driver’s seat and heated side mirrors.
While the base price is for the particular model and the integrated features, Dodge offers three different appearance packages to pick from including a blacktop package, chrome package and the Rallye package. Dodge is planning to launch new models after discontinuing the current Dart and Chrysler 200.