2016 Dodge Dart Lineup Simplified to Three Trim Levels

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Dodge has cut the Dart lineup down from the five current trim levels to three in an effort to simplify the range and lower the car’s starting price. The Dodge Dart will be discontinued in the future along with the Chrysler 200 due to slow sales and low demand.

The base Dart SXT Sport starts at $18,990, including destination, and comes standard with remote keyless entry, UConnect voice command with Bluetooth, satellite radio, cruise control, steering wheel audio controls, a four-speaker audio system, a USB port,  and 16-inch alloy wheels. A 2.0-liter I-4 with 160 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque comes standard and can be mated to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Move up to the Dart Turbo and you’ll get a 1.4-liter turbo-four with 160 hp and 184 lb-ft mated to a six-speed manual, dual exhaust tips, black headlight bezels, black grille surround and crosshair grille, and 17-inch alloy wheels for a starting price $20,490.

Replacing the Dodge Dart GT as the range-topping model is the Dart GT Sport, which comes with the same 184-hp 2.4-liter I-4 as the car it replaces and starts at $21,990. A six-speed manual is standard while a six-speed automatic transmission is optional. Standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, dual exhausts, a black fascia and grille, dark-tinted automatic headlights, projector fog lights, power heated side mirrors, 10-way power driver’s seat, a UConnect infotainment system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a 7-inch reconfigurable gauge cluster, a rearview camera, and dual-zone climate control.

Three appearance packages are available for the base SXT Sport trim. The Blacktop package adds a black crosshair grille with black surround, fog lamps with black bezels, gloss black exterior mirrors, a frequency-sensing sport suspension, a rear stabilizer bar, the LED racetrack taillights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, floor mats, and 18-inch Gloss Black 10-spoke aluminum wheels. You can also opt for the Rallye package, which adds a black crosshair grille with black surround, fog lights, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, a touring suspension setup, a rear stabilizer bar, the LED racetrack taillights, and 17-inch alloy wheels. A new Chrome package has also been added and comes with a bright grille, bright automatic headlights, bright door handles, fog lights, and 17-inch polished Silver aluminum wheels.

With the discontinuation of the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200, FCA is looking for a potential partner to help build their replacements.

Source: FCA