2013 Dodge Dart SXT/Rallye
Marble Falls, TX
Looking for a change of ride? Well look no further than Benny Boyd Auto of Marble Falls, TX where you can find the 2013 Dodge Dart SXT/Rallye. The Dodge Dart will get you zipping down the road with features like a sporty instrumental panel, large touchscreen, and aggressive exterior style.
With the 2013 Dodge Dart, Dodge finally has itself a legitimate compact car offering to go against the likes of established players like the Civic, Corolla, and Focus among others. The new 2013 Dart is the first evidence of what a full Chrysler-Fiat collaboration can produce, and it’s an encouraging sign of things to come. But after driving the newly introduced sedan, it’s clear the Dart still has a ways to go.
Built on Alfa Romeo underpinnings, the Dart is available with three engine and transmission options, including the 160-hp 1.4L turbo four-cylinder engine that also powers the Fiat 500 Abarth hot hatch. The Dart’s base engine is a 2.0-liter four cylinder that also puts out the same power figures. A six-speed manual is standard across the range, with either a six-speed automatic or a six-speed dual clutch automatic as options. With a short first gear, our Dart Rallye requires quick shifts for optimal acceleration from a stop. That can be fun -- especially since the precise shifter is so enjoyable to use. But the gearing can also be a burden, as it requires constant attention to keep it in boost range. We often found ourselves in the wrong gear, meaning a downshift was needed for any real power.
Part of the reason for the gearing troubles is that the Dart has six gears -- maybe one too many. But that complaint was forgotten on the highway, where sixth gear returns a quiet, peaceful ride. Wind and road noise are also surprisingly muted at high speeds, something you don't usually get from an economy car with a base price that starts under $20,000. Sixth also functions as something of an overdrive gear, leading to impressive fuel economy.
So, if you’re in the market for a vehicle that offers the best in class features, performance capabilities, and style, stop by Benny Boyd of Marble Falls, TX to take a look at our vast inventory and schedule a test drive of the 2013 Dodge Dart SXT/Rallye. We look forward to doing business with you!