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Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Dodge Unveils Test Configurator for 2013 Dart


(Cars.com)
As Dodge prepares the 2013 Dodge Dart for its spring release, the carmaker is testing the waters with a comprehensive pricing and features strategy for the model.

On the Dodge website, there's now a test configurator for the model, which is for survey purposes only. The features, packaging and pricing are subject to change before the model goes on sale.

In a previous statement, Chrysler Group confirmed a starting price of $15,995 (not including the destination charge) for the Dart.

The Dodge Dart will be available in SE, SXT, Rallye, Limited and R/T trims. Features usually reserved for larger luxury vehicles like high-intensity-discharge headlights, an LCD digital gauge cluster and a heated steering wheel are just a few of the items on the Dart’s laundry list of available equipment.

Who knows if all the features will make it, but currently the Dart can be priced slightly north of $30,000 with the configurator, though we doubt that will remain when the real configurator goes online.

There are very few compact vehicles that crack the $30,000 threshold – even a fully loaded 2012 Ford Focus with self-parking feature stays beneath that price.

Continue below for Dodge’s test pricing and feature details:

SE: $17,200 manual, $18,400 automatic

160-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder

10 airbags

Projector headlights, LED taillights

Power windows

16-inch steel wheels

SE options

Air conditioning, power locks, remote keyless entry ($1,100)

Steering-wheel audio controls, Bluetooth, USB port, auto-dimming rearview mirror ($400)

SXT: $19,400 manual, $20,600 automatic

160-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder

160-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder ($1,400)

17-inch aluminum wheels

Air conditioning

Power mirrors, locks and remote keyless entry

Security system

Body-colored mirrors

Floormats

SXT options

Automatic headlights, steering-wheel controls, cruise control, illuminated cupholders ($750)

8.4-inch touch-screen, backup camera ($900)

Navigation ($650 + touch-screen)

Steering-wheel audio controls, Bluetooth, USB port, auto-dimming rearview mirror ($400)

Sunroof ($1,100)

Satellite radio ($250)

506-watt stereo ($600)

Rallye: $20,500 manual, $21,700 automatic

160-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder

160-hpm turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder ($1,400)

Unique black grille surround

Blackened headlights bezels

Dual exhaust

Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls

Rallye options

Automatic headlights, remote start, illuminated cupholders ($475)

8.4-inch touch-screen, backup camera ($900)

Navigation ($650 + touch-screen)

Steering-wheel audio controls, Bluetooth, USB port, auto-dimming rearview mirror ($400)

Sunroof ($1,100)

Satellite radio ($250)

506-watt stereo ($600)

17-inch Hyper Black wheel ($500)

Limited: $21,500 manual, $22,700 automatic

160-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder

160-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder ($1,400)

Side indicators on mirrors, puddle lamps

Heated mirrors

Chrome grille and handles

Automatic headlights

8.4-inch touch-screen, backup camera

7-inch digital cluster display

10-way power driver’s seat

Limited options

Passive entry and push-button start, rear parking sensors, blind spot detection, auto on/off high beams, rain-sensitive wipers ($1,400)

Leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated steering wheel ($1,600)

Navigation ($650)

High-intensity-discharge headlights ($550)

506-watt stereo system

Powered sunroof ($1,100)

Satellite radio ($250)

17-inch polished alloy wheels ($500)

R/T: $24,00 manual, $25,200 automatic

184-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder

18-inch alloy wheels

Sport-tuned suspension

Adaptive damping shocks

Dual-exhaust

Leather upholstery

R/T options

Passive entry and push-button start, rear parking sensors, blind spot detection, auto on/off high beams, rain-sensitive wipers ($1,400)

Dual-zone automatic climate control, heated seats, heated steering wheel ($800)

Navigation ($650)

High-intensity-discharge headlights ($550)

506-watt stereo system

Powered sunroof ($1,100)

Satellite radio ($250)

18-inch Hyper Black wheels ($500)

By Cars.com  |  07:03 AM ET, 02/29/2012

 
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