The fresh 2017 Dodge Dart promises a responsive handling and steering, spacious cabin, and a sporty appearance for not much money. However, it may be outclassed in other areas by many competitors. Its release should be anticipated in September of 2017.
There aren’t many changes made to the new 2017 Dart, apart from few subtle design changes on its interior materials and technology galore, and exterior styling cues. It is now more spacious and provides comfortable leg-and headroom even for 6-footers. The Uconnect touchscreen interface also returns but is now upgraded and is more user-friendly, attractive, and functional than its predecessor.
However, it is a sad tale when it comes to matters pertaining its hood. On paper, the base’s engine seems quite impressive, but things change in real life driving. The Aero gets a potent engine but causes the vehicle to lurch at low speeds. A peppier 2.4L engine provides the good news and matches the performance of other upscale models in the segment, but it too is marred by poor fuel consumption ratings.
Given the downsides mentioned above, it would only be wise to consider its competition first. The 2017 Mazda 3 provides a vice-free handling, snappy acceleration and a fun-to-drive nature. But if its space and value is what you are after, the 2017 Kia Forte and 2017 Honda Civic offer them without any restriction. Others worth your while include the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2017 Chevy Cruze.
Trims Available – Dodge Dart
The five-passenger 2017 Dodge Dart compact sedan will be offered in five trims: SE, SXT, Aero, GT, and Limited. The SRT4 is covered separately.
Interior Reviews & Exterior Configurations – 2017 Dodge Dart
The SE list of standard accessories includes a folding rear seat, an auxiliary audio jack, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, 16-inch wheels, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable steering wheel, a four-speaker sound system, and power windows.
Others packaged in the optional Convenience group add a USB port, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, underbody aerodynamic enhancements, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, power locks and windows, active grille shutters, steering-wheel audio controls, 17-inch black aluminum wheels, and cruise control.
The fuel-sipping Aero trim model offers LED taillights, an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment screen, a bright grille, low-rolling resistance tires, 16-inch aluminum wheels, a 1.4” turbocharged engine, satellite radio, a 7-inch instrument panel, automatic headlights, and a rearview mirror.
Adding to what the Aero already offers, the SXT adds 16-inch aluminum wheels, auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, a six-speaker sound system, a rear seat armrest, upgraded cloth upholstery, LED taillights, active grille shutters, and upgraded interior trim.
Several options are available for the SXT including a nine-speaker Alpine sound system, satellite radio, an 8.4” touchscreen interface, 17-inch black aluminum wheels, power heated mirrors, a rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, unique black trim, foglamps, a special exterior and interior design element, and active grille shutters.
The optional Rallye package adds an Alpine audio system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, LED interior lighting, a sunroof, a six-way power driver seat, and automatic dual-zone climate control.
The Dart Limited gets all the contents of the GT plus the Alpine stereo system, remote ignition, 17-inch wheels, a navigation system, perforated leather upholstery, chrome exterior trim, and a sunroof.
Engine Specs – 2017 Dodge Dart
Under the bonnet of the 2017 Dodge Dart are three engines. The first one is a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that comes equipped under the hood of the SE and generates 160 hp and 148 pounds feet of torque. The power gets routed to the wheels via the either the six-speed manual or the automatic six-speed transmission system.
A 1.4L four-cylinder turbocharged engine rated at 160 horsepower and 184 lbs. ft. of torque is the second powerplant offered by Dodge and powers the Aero model. According to Dodge, you only need 8.3 seconds to hit 60 mph with the manual transmission system.
Finally, a spry 2.4L four-cylinder engine is offered for the SXT, GT, and Limited trims. The power generated – 184 hp and 174 lbs. ft. of torque is sent to the wheels via the standard six-speed manual transmission system. The manual returns 22/31/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
- Wheelbase: 106.4 in
- Length: 183.9 in
- Width: 72 in
- Passenger volume: 97,2 cu. ft.
- Cargo volume: 13,1 cu. ft.
- Curb weight: 3186 lbs
- Top Speed: 125 mph
- 0-60: 8,2 sec
- MPG: 24/36 (city/highway)
- Available Exterior Colors: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Laser Blue Pearl Coat, Pitch Black Clear Coat, Torred…
- Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs
Price & 2017 Dodge Dart Release Date
We should expect its release date sometime in September 2017. As for its price, a window sticker of $16,995 will do.
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