As the compact segment gets more and more competitive, the 2014 Dodge Dart will be chasing sales with fewer ordering combinations and more engine choices. As regards ordering, the brand noted that, when it debuted, “buyers could customize the Dart in more than 100,000 days”; but for the next model year, backed by 12 months of customer feedback, Dodge is: “taking the features customers order the most and bundling them so they’re easier to order and deliver an even greater value.”
Be that as it may, the 2014 Dodge Dart will be offered in five models when it arrives in dealerships in the fourth quarter of the year, starting with the 2014 Dodge Dart SE. Here, the key news is that the entry model remains entirely unchanged from the 2013 version—right down to its MSRP of $15,995. The value proposition should be weighed carefully, however, as that price includes plenty of content, but not air conditioning, which requires the “SE Convenience Group” package.
As a quick recap, the 2014 Dodge Dart SE is configured with a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder “Tigershark” engine that serves up 160 hp and 148 lb.-ft. of torque, along with EPA grades that can reach 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway/29 mpg combined with its standard six-speed manual transmission.