The Chrysler Group has a brand-new compact car that brings back a classic nameplate from the '70s. The 2013 Dodge Dart is the first Chrysler product based on Fiat architecture, but boasts Dodge styling cues.
Replacing the Dodge Caliber hatchback, the new Dodge Dart sedan will offer three engine choices: a turbo 1.4L MultiAir four-cylinder (160 hp), a 2.0L four (160 hp) and a 2.4L four (184 hp). Six-speed manual, automatic and dual-clutch transmissions will all be available as well.
The 2013 Dodge Dart should be on sale this summer.
The Mazda2 has proven itself a winner over the past few years and sales have been pretty solid. However, time moves rapidly in the sub-compact world and the Mazda2 is now perhaps starting to show a few age-related wrinkles.