New Dart Performance

Dart Rallye, Dart R/T, Dart GTS

the Dart R/T concept

Back in ’12 (for model year ’13) we were supposed to see a Dart R/T upon this compact’s debut. Then that got changed out for the name Dart GT. Now it’s back, sort of. The ’14 (or ’15?) Dart R/T is purely in concept form only. Good news is, you can probably assemble your own R/T out of parts from Ma Mopar, or wait for the inevitable R/T on the showroom floor… They don’t tell us what’s under the hood, but chances are it’s no Hellcat!

Dodge Dart R/T Mopar Concept

Dodge Dart R/T Concept
The Dodge Dart R/T Concept demonstrates that in addition to value and style, the 2015 Dodge Dart has loads of potential to deliver the goods for performance enthusiasts.

The Dodge Dart R/T Concept flexes its muscle with athletic and agile performance styling cues. A Mopar performance matte black aluminum hood provides a sinister, contrasting look to the “O-So-Orange” painted concept Dart. The hood mounted duct feeds cool ambient air directly into the air box, while an air exhauster at the rear pulls hot air from the Dodge Dart R/T Concept’s intercooled turbocharged engine.

An aggressive front fascia with an enlarged grille opening provides maximum airflow to the Dart’s massive intercooler. New grille textures and LED fog lamp surround, along with select items from the Mopar Dart body kit (including a front chin splitter, side sill accents and rear fascia diffuser) amp up the car’s attitude. In line with the more aggressive appearance, the back end boasts a unique three-piece spoiler, perched above prominent three-and-a-half inch exhaust tips.

Riding on 18-inch Mopar anodized black lightweight wheels, the power of the Dodge Dart R/T Concept is harnessed by a Mopar big brake kit, and handling is improved with an adjustable coil-over suspension. Like the hood, the roof and deck-lid have a matte black finish, creating a unique look that is poised to strike fear in the competition.

The 2014 Dart ScatPack 1 , 2 and 3

Joining the Charger and Challenger, the Dart also gets a Scat Pack set of options. It’s like 1968 all over again, albeit with better fuel economy, tighter handling and a lot more WHOA to the brakes….. And, like the Dart GTS concept, you can build one out of go-fast parts sourced from Mother Mopar!

2014 Dodge Dart GT with Scat Package 3

The aero package from the limited-edition Mopar ’13 Dart is imported into the 2014 Dodge Dart, with Mopar side sills, chin splitter and rear diffuser, and a unique new three-piece decklid spoiler to boost downforce. A new exhaust dump with side exhaust helps the engine breathe, and the Dart rides on concept 19 x 8-inch lightweight gloss black wheels, accented with Mopar logo center caps.

As with the Dodge Challenger and Charger, Katzkin performance leather seats add a premium touch to Dodge Dart’s interior. Door bolster inserts with a red border and red accent stitching on the seats, dash, armrest, wheel and shift boot are also found inside, along with red seat-belt webbing on the driver’s side, red trim accents and premium floor mats with red piping. Black chrome graces the door pulls, HVAC bezels, and shifter cluster, while an array of Mopar accessories, including the bright-pedal kit, leather-wrapped shift knob, bright door-sill guards, molded cargo tray and wireless charging complete the interior.

SCAT PACKAGE 1 2.4-liter

Mopar cold-air intake
Mopar short-throw shifter
Mopar performance brakes, including slotted rotors and performance brake pads

SCAT PACKAGE 2 2.4-liter

“Optimized” engine calibration (premium octane)
Mopar cat-back exhaust

SCAT PACKAGE 3 2.4-liter

Mopar big brake kit with stainless lines
Performance suspension with adjustable springs and struts
Upgraded performance front and rear sway bars

Your 2014 Dodge Dart lineup

Coming soon to a dealer near you, the Dart soldiers-on with tweaks keeping the marque fresh. The big story, is the 2.4 Tigershark is now available in the ‘lesser’ trim levels… Still in my opinion, they need a more powerful engine, such as a V6 or angrier 4-banger!

EDIT: NOV 5: The new Scat Pack versions are a welcome sight, though.

2014 Dodge Dart GT

2014 Dodge Dart GT

2014 Dodge Dart Limited

Dodge Simplifies Dart Lineup for 2014; Launches 184-horsepower 2.4-liter Tigershark Engine on Several Models

Dodge Dart compact car building momentum and awareness with consumers as it enters its second year of production
Five Dart models for 2014: SE, SXT, Aero, Limited and GT
New packages simplify ordering; bundle popular features and content customers value the most
184 horsepower 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir2 I-4 engine, mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, is now standard on 2014 Dodge Dart SXT, Limited and GT models
2014 Dodge Dart redefines performance with an agile, fun-to-drive experience and delivers highway fuel economy ratings of up to 41 miles per gallon (mpg)
Segment-leading safety features and innovative, easy-to-use technology, include racetrack LED tail lamps, projector headlights, integrated dual exhaust, 8.4-inch touchscreen and 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) reconfigurable display
Dodge Dart tops compact car segment in total quality, according to Strategic Vision Total Quality Index
2014 Dodge Dart starts at a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $15,995 (excluding destination)

September 1, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The 2014 Dodge Dart – the leading compact car in total quality, according to Strategic Vision’s Total Quality Index – arrives in dealer showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2013 with a fresh model lineup driven by customer feedback from its first year in the marketplace.

When the all-new compact car launched in the summer 2012 after the Dodge brand’s seven-year absence in the segment, buyers could customize the Dart in more than 100,000 ways. Now, after a full year of sales, the Dodge brand is responding to market data by taking the features customers order the most and bundling them so they’re easier to order and deliver an even greater value. For 2014, the Dart is available in five models: SE, SXT, Aero, Limited and GT.

Also new for 2014, Dodge is expanding the use of the 2.4-liter Tigershark engine in the Dart. The 2014 Dart SXT, Limited and GT models are all powered by the standard 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir2 I-4 engine, which produces 184 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission (SXT and GT models) or available six-speed automatic transmission (standard on the Limited model). The 2014 Dart Aero model, which gets up to 41 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway, is powered by the 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission or available dual-dry clutch transmission (DDCT). The 2014 Dart SE model is powered by the 2.0-liter Tigershark engine mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission or available six-speed automatic transmission.

Class-leading safety and security features, including 10 standard air bags
Some things don’t change. The Dodge Dart continues to redefine the compact car segment with its stylish, athletic exterior design, an exquisite interior design that’s well-crafted with high-quality materials and attention to detail not typically found in the compact car segment. The Dart is loaded with more than 60 safety and security features that give drivers and passengers peace of mind. Constructed of 68 percent high strength steel, among the highest in the industry, the Dodge Dart’s key available safety and security features include a class-leading 10 standard air bags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes standard on every model, electronic stability control, electronic roll mitigation, all-speed traction control, ParkView rear backup camera, Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection, ParkSense rear park assist, LATCH anchors, which allow a child seat to be placed in any of the three rear seat positions, and much more.

Class-exclusive, easy-to-use technology can’t be touched elsewhere in the segment
The 2014 Dodge Dart is loaded with innovative technology that is easy-to-use and delivers the information and entertainment drivers want while allowing them to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. The Dart offers the class-exclusive Uconnect infotainment system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen radio, the largest in the segment; the Uconnect Voice Command system, which allows drivers to operate a Bluetooth compatible phone with their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road, enables drivers to switch radio modes, tune to AM/FM and SiriusXM Radio stations and request real-time information (such as fuel prices) from SiriusXM Travel Link using natural voice commands; and features a 7-inch full-color customizable LED instrument cluster to let the customer decide what format they want the information displayed.

Steering, handling and dynamics engineered for the driver
The Dart’s chassis is engineered to deliver sporty European handling dynamics and steering precision with ride and comfort characteristics tuned for North American roads. The FIAT Group architecture – compliments of the award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulietta – is the basis of the Dart’s underpinnings. The Giulietta is renowned for satisfying the most demanding customers in terms of exceptional driving dynamics and agility, and that DNA carries over to the new Dodge Dart.

The exceptional balance of fun-to-drive dynamics, emergency handling, ride comfort and a quiet cabin is accomplished through the suspension bushing tuning and the Dart’s exceptional body structure, including the front aluminum cradle, rear upper and underbody structure reinforcement and superior suspension attachment stiffness.

With a 15:1 steering ratio, the 2013 Dodge Dart is one of the fastest-steering vehicles in the compact car segment. Dart features standard electric power steering (EPS) on all models, which delivers sporty handling by managing significant loads at all steering wheel operating speeds. All of the power assist is provided via an electric motor system rather than a traditional hydraulic system. Because the system is fully electronic, the driver experiences optimal steering effort at all vehicle speeds, and there is less noise and better fuel efficiency since there is no parasitic loss from a power steering pump.

For the 2014 model year, the Dodge Dart starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is $15,995, (all prices exclude $995 destination).

2014 Dodge Dart model lineup

Dodge Dart SE
With a starting U.S. MSRP of $15,995 (excluding $995 destination), the Dart SE is loaded with standard content that is uncommon in the segment for an entry-level model, such as power windows, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes and 10 standard air bags. It is powered by the 2.0-liter Tigershark I-4 engine, mated to a six-speed manual transmission, which produces 160 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. of torque and has an EPA fuel economy rating of 25 city/36 highway/29 combined.

Standard equipment on the 2014 Dodge Dart SE model includes: black cloth seats, 10 standard air bags, electronic brake assist, electronic stability control, Hill-start Assist (HSA) all-speed traction control, electronic roll mitigation, four-wheel anti-lock power disc brakes, lock-on-sync tire pressure sensors, six-way manual adjust driver and front passenger seat, driver seat height adjuster, front-seat active headrests, three rear-seat head restraints, rearview day/night mirror, sun visors with vanity mirrors, floor console with covered storage, Uconnect AM/FM CD player, satin silver shift knob, two front cup holders, solar control glass, Sentry Key theft-deterrent system, power windows with driver one-touch, standard instrument cluster with tachometer, soft-touch dash; manual door locks, dual-note electric horns, outside temperature display in odometer, front courtesy map lamps, headlamp off-time delay, bi-function halogen projector head lamp, body-color crosshair grille with body-color surround, chrome headlamp bezels, black door handles, 14.2-gallon fuel tank, four speakers, audio input jack for mobile devices, electric power steering, tilt/telescopic steering column, grocery bag hooks, 16-inch steel wheels with cover, tire service kit and more.

Also available is the SE Convenience Group, which includes air conditioning, active grille shutters, speed control, speed-sensitive power locks, Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth, keyless entry with panic alarm, rearview auto-dimming mirror, body-color power mirrors and body-color door handles.

Dart SXT
In addition to the standard equipment of the SE, the 2014 Dodge Dart SXT adds the 2.4-liter Tigershark with MultiAir technology, delivering 184 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. of torque, at a starting U.S. MSRP of just $18,495.

Other new standard features include 16-inch aluminum wheels, black crosshair grille, dark-tinted headlamps, LED racetrack tail lamps, active grille shutters, underbody aerodynamic kit, automatic headlamps, speed control, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, Uconnect Bluetooth with Voice Command and new premium cloth seats.

Other standard features on SXT include: body-color door handles and mirrors, air conditioning with micron filter, Uconnect 200 AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio with audio input jack for mobile devices, speed-sensitive power door locks, power mirrors, remote keyless entry, front center console with fore and aft sliding armrest, 60/40 split folding rear seat with armrest with storage and cup holders and trunk pass-through, six speakers, security alarm, overhead console with sunglasses holder, sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors, 12-volt auxiliary power outlet in front console, front and rear floor mats, 600-amp maintenance-free battery and SXT badge.

The Dodge Dart SXT model also features several new packages for 2014.

The available Rallye Appearance Group adds a touring suspension, rear stabilizer bar, 17-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels with all-season tires, black crosshair grille with black surround, integrated dual exhaust with bright tips, projector fog lamps, premium cloth seats with accent stripes, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls and leather-wrapped shift knob (automatic transmission) and Rallye badge.

The Sun and Sound Group includes a power express open/close sunroof, nine Alpine speakers with subwoofer, 506-watt amplifier, Uconnect 8.4 CD/MP3 radio with 8.4-inch touchscreen radio, iPod control, SiriusXM Radio, ParkView rear backup camera, floating island bezel illuminated instrument panel surround and glove box lamp.

The Cold Weather Group features body-color heated mirrors, heated front premium cloth seats, ParkView rear backup camera, tire-pressure monitoring display and remote start (with automatic transmission).

The Uconnect Touchscreen Group includes the class-exclusive 8.4-inch Uconnect 8.4 multimedia center, class-exclusive floating island bezel, remote USB port, iPod Control, remote CD player and ParkView rear backup camera and glove box lamp.

Also available is the Garmin Navigation Group.

Dart Aero
The 2014 Dodge Dart Aero model includes as standard equipment the 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine generating 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque mated to the six-speed manual transmission or available six-speed DDCT.

Starting at a U.S. MSRP of $19,995, new standard features on the Aero model for 2014 include: 16-inch aluminum wheels, 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen media center with floating island bezel, 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) reconfigurable display, rear backup camera, Uconnect Bluetooth with Voice Command, auto-dimming rearview mirror, SiriusXM Radio and remote start (automatic transmission).

Other standard features include LED racetrack tail lamps, underbody aerodynamic kit, active grille shutters, ultra-low-rolling resistance tires, speed-sensing power locks, keyless entry with panic alarm, body-color power mirrors, body-color door handles, air conditioning with Micron filter, Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) with trip computer, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, speed control, automatic headlamps, “Aero” badge, black cloth interior, tire inflator kit, single note horn and a 13.2-gallon fuel tank. The Dart Aero has an EPA fuel economy rating of 28 city/41 highway/32 combined when mated to the available DDCT transmission and 27 city/39 highway/32 combined when mated to the standard six-speed manual transmission.

Also available on the Aero model is the Garmin Navigation Group, which includes Garmin navigation and SiriusXM Travel Link.

Dart Limited
The 2014 Dart Limited is the premier model for the customer who wants to treat themselves with amenities that make the drive just a little more indulgent. The Limited model includes a tremendous level of premium features for a starting U.S. MSRP of $22,995.

The Limited adds several new standard features for 2014, including the 2.4-liter 184 horsepower Tigershark four-cylinder engine, six-speed automatic transmission, LED racetrack tail lamps, Keyless Enter ’n Go with push-button start, premium Nappa leather seating, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, power sunroof with express open/close, Uconnect 8.4N featuring an 8.4-inch touch screen, Garmin navigation, SiriusXM Radio, SiriusXM TravelLink, dual-zone automatic temperature control and remote start.

Other standard Limited content over the SXT includes 17-inch Satin Silver aluminum wheels, touring suspension, rear stabilizer bar, 10-way power driver seat, including four-way power lumbar adjust, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power front windows with one-touch up/down, premium, full-color 7-inch TFT reconfigurable instrument gauge cluster with tachometer and compass, ParkView rear backup camera, ambient interior LED lighting, illuminated floating island bezel/instrument panel surround, universal garage door opener, body-color heated power mirrors with courtesy lamps and supplemental signals, projector fog lamps, bright crosshair grille with body-color surround, chrome headlamp bezels, bright door handles and more.

The Dart Limited model also offers the ability to customize with polished aluminum wheels, premium Alpine audio system, or the sophisticated equipment of the Technology Group, which includes Blind-spot monitoring, and class-exclusive Rear Cross Path detection, ParkSense rear park assist system, HID Xenon SmartBeam headlamps, rain-sensitive wipers and ultrasonic intrusion alarm.

Dart GT
The sporty 2014 Dart GT models offer consumers enhanced performance and style for a starting U.S. MSRP of $20,995. The Dart GT builds off the SXT and includes as standard equipment: unique sport suspension and steering, Keyless Enter ’n Go with push-button start, 18-inch aluminum wheels, integrated dual exhaust, black fascia with Hyper Black grille, dark-tinted automatic headlamps, projector fog lamps, heated exterior mirrors with side turn signal and puddle lamps, unique perforated Nappa leather seats, heated front seats, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, premium soft-touch door trim, Uconnect 8.4 CD/MP3 radio with 8.4-inch touchscreen display, single-disc remote CD player, 7-inch TFT reconfigurable display, ParkView rear backup camera, dual-zone automatic temperature control, remote start (automatic transmission) and SiriusXM Radio.

The Dart GT model also offers the Technology Group, Garmin Navigation Group, the Sun and Sound Group and Hyper Black aluminum wheels.

The 2014 Dodge Dart is available in the following colors: Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat, Blue Streak Pearl Coat, Redline 2 Pearl Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Pitch Black Clear Coat and Header Orange Clear Coat.

The 2014 Dodge Dart will arrive in U.S. dealer showrooms in the fourth quarter 2013 and is built in the United States at Chrysler Group’s Belvidere, Ill., assembly plant.

Dart R/T delayed

The much anticipated Dodge Dart R/T has been postponed indefinitely. Through speculation, it’s our belief that an R/T will be more worthy of the R/T name. 184 horsepower just does not sound exciting, whereas 200hp or more would be a better fit to the general package of ta Dart R/T.
The R/T should arrive for ’14 or ’15, maybe alongside an SRT Dart. What was to be the Dart R/T is now known as Dart GT.

Dodge Dart squad next?

Looks like a possibility of a Dart with Special Service Package in the future. Being evaluated by the Dart’s city of origin, Belvidere, IL, is a specially modified 2013 Dodge Dart in full Belvidere PD livery. It’s first official duty was to escort a load of goods on the way to the local food pantry.

dodge dart police

Employees at Chrysler Group’s Belvidere Assembly Plant had a special escort today on their way to the Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry.

Leading their procession of Chrysler Group vehicles laden with food for Thanksgiving Day dinners was the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart compact car. But this Belvidere-built Dart looked remarkably like a police car, complete with overhead light bar and Belvidere Police Department graphics on the sides.

The police department already patrols the community in a Dodge Charger Pursuit, America’s high-performance police vehicle, but Chrysler Group does not offer a Dodge Dart police car. So Belvidere Police Chief Jan Noble approached Chrysler Group with an idea – provide the Belvidere Police Department with a police vehicle made in the Belvidere Assembly Plant.

“The Belvidere Police Department wanted to drive what’s built in their town by their own citizens,” said Peter Grady, Vice President of Network Development & Fleet, Chrysler Group LLC. “This was a terrific opportunity to support the Belvidere police and continue to foster our longtime partnership with this city and region.”

The result is a unique built-in-Belvidere Dodge Dart police vehicle that the city will use for non-patrol tasks and ceremonial purposes. Grady notes that 20 percent of law enforcement fleet vehicles typically are non-patrol vehicles used by detectives, police administrators, and other police department personnel.

The Belvidere Police Department will provide Chrysler Group with feedback on the uses for this test vehicle. The Company will use that feedback to determine whether a non-patrol Dodge Dart police vehicle could be marketed to other law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.

In its first ceremonial function, the Dart was used today to escort the food drive procession from the Belvidere Assembly Plant to the local county pantry in Capron, Ill.

With Thanksgiving approaching, Chrysler Group employees across the Midwest have been taking time out from building cars and trucks to make sure their neighbors have the means to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner. Today, everything from canned fruit and vegetables to cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie filling and stuffing mix was packed up and loaded into Chrysler Group vehicles for delivery to the food pantry.

The annual Chrysler Group Thanksgiving Food Drive taking place today in partnership with the UAW, is part of the Company’s long-standing tradition of giving back to its local communities and will help local food pantries restock their shelves in time for Thanksgiving. To complete the menu, The Chrysler Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Chrysler Group, has purchased more than 1,500 frozen turkeys, which will also be distributed by the food pantries. New Dart Performance : Welcome !


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