2017 Dodge Dart: trying be sporty

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2017 Dodge Dart was quite unexpected, but no less pleasing novelty, which will be released later this year. Every element of new Dart claims its sports-oriented – the creators of car deliberately chose this niche to have some advantage over the main competitors (at least in the US market): Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra.
2017 Dodge Dart release date

When creating the auto engineers and designers have worked on glory – it is even seen only in appearance the car. It appears from the bad experience Dodge Caliber, failed in all major global markets, the company has made the appropriate conclusions, carefully prepare Dodge Dart for the production. During car creation bid was made solely on athletic performance, because fans of sports style has no age limit.

2017 Dodge Dart release date

The release date of 2017 model year Dodge Dart will be traditionally available in dealerships in the last quarter of 2016.

Release date: late 2016

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2017 Dodge Dart rear

2017 Dodge Dart price

The price for basic version of the current Dodge Dart starting at estimately $ 18,000. Top-trim versions cost around $ 25,500. It is unlikely that 2017 model year car will be priced higher – The price should stay on the same level to compete with the main competitor – Chevrolet Cruze.

2017 Dodge Dart exterior

When looking at the Dart does not need to be an expert to to determine with 100% accuracy that is a sports sedan in front of you. Thus, the front part indicates sport style in exterior mirrors form, aerodynamic forges on the sloping hood, and a special form of niches, where foglights are located.

2017 Dodge Dart exterior

The narrow strip of false radiator grille adorns specifically formed company logo – his side beams stretched across the length of the grille and forms large cross. The air intake located beneath has a special shutters that close when driving at high speeds, thus preventing the occurrence of turbulence, which in turn, helps to reduce fuel consumption.

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2017 Dodge Dart dimensions

Dimensions of 2017 Dodge Dart are following: length – 183.8 in, width – 72 in, height – 57.7 in, wheelbase figure is 106.4 in and ground clearance of 5.9″. The curb weight of the Dodge Dart, depending on the equipment, starting from 3209 lbs. For sports sedan are providing 6 types of alloy wheels, with the largest measuring 18 inches.

2017 Dodge Dart interior

The dashboard is laconic, all the necessary elements are conveniently located within reach of the driver.

2017 Dodge Dart interior

In terms of interior finishing, quality materials are used, however, it affects the availability of choices: there are 14 different types of interior design options all available to order. It is able to satisfy the most pretentious taste.

Note detailed and thoughtful execution of even small items, such as illuminated door handles, or the presence in the glove compartment of a special department for the iPad.

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2017 Dodge Dart equipment

There is also a wide variety of trim levels. For cars 5 trim levels are available, with even the base version has a set of options and systems: digital dashboard that displays a variety of information, a large central touch screen of 8.4 inches, stabilization system, a variety of airbags (including the knee of the front row), active head restraints, high-quality lateral support.

2017 Dodge Dart equipment

Optionally available a variety of assistants: starting up the hill (and declining from it), an alarm system on the approaching of the objects visually beyond the driver’s control. The top version of the Dodge Dart is additionally equipped with 10 airbags, powerful sound system and many other auxillary systems.

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2017 Dodge Dart specs

2017 Dodge Dart sharing its platform with notorious Alfa Romeo Giulietta, but specially for the sports sedan its size was slightly increased, which made the interior more spacious. The body and suspension were produced using a special technology, the volume fraction of steel in it is about 69%, the rest – made of aluminum.

2017 Dodge Dart front

Such a composition has allowed to become Darth leader in its class for the strength and stiffness of the body torsion, as well as to receive  the prestigious Top Safety Pick Safety Award in 2012. Sport sedan is equipped with a multi-link independent suspension – in front and rear, which ensures an excellent level of control in all road conditions. In addition to following the suspension system are responsible for ensuring comfortable handling: stability control, ABS, and braking.

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2017 Dodge Dart engine

Technical characteristics of American sports sedan notable for the fact that all three engines, which can be equipped with a car, belonging to the line of Chrysler Tigershark, and offer outstanding performance. The smallest power unit has a capacity of 2.0 liters. (160 hp, 147 ft lb), medium – 1.4 liters turbocharged (160 hp, 184 ft lb), the most powerful was the displacement of 2.4 liters. (184 hp, 169 ft lb), in addition, it is equipped with the system, improves fuel efficiency and reduces emissions, called Multiair, also installed on Fiat vehicles.

Powertrains can work with 3 transmission options: 6-speed manual transmission, 6-speed automatic transmission, as well as 6-speed shiftable automatic. The drive layout is front wheel drive only.

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Despite claiming that Dart is a sport sedan, it is ordinary car with just a little touch of sportiness. However, a pretty good one.

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