2013 Dodge Dart First Drive Review: Pricing and Trim Levels
Like its predecessors, the Dodge Caliber and Dodge Neon (and even some of the '60s and '70s Darts), the 2013 Dodge Dart is built at Chrysler's Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Ill. When it goes on sale, the new Dodge Dart will initially be offered in four trim levels (SE, SXT, Rallye and Limited) with a starting price of $15,995 which represents a $1,385 price decrease compared to a 2012 Caliber. Hearkening back to a day where base model cars were actually "base," the entry-level Dart SE does not come standard with air conditioning, power locks, power mirrors or remote keyless entry (all are available as options on the SE). Sometime during third quarter of this year, the sportier Dart R/T trim level will be added to the mix starting at $22,495, but during this drive, we spent our time driving various SXT, Rallye and Limited trim level models including a seemingly fully loaded Dart Limited with the 1.4-liter engine, plenty of options and an as-tested price of $25,165.