Whats up everybody, great site with tons of great info. I recently test drove a Dart Aero and really like it a lot. It has won me over from the Chevy Cruze. The Cruze was really nice but just a bit too small for me and any backseat passengers I may have. (I'm 6' 2", 215 lbs). In the Cruze I would have to have the seat so far back that the back of the drivers seat would almost rest against the back seat cushion.
My question to the experts has to do with the different trim levels available on the Dart. I am torn between a SXT and a Limited model. On Dodge.com I can price out the following SXT with all the options I want for $21,350. Here is what I added:6-Speed Manual Transmission$01.4-Liter I4 Intercooled Turbo w/MultiAir® Eng$1,30017-Inch x 7.5-Inch Aluminum Wheels$0Popular Equipment Group$4958.4-Inch Uconnect® Touch Screen Group$595SiriusXM Satellite Radio w/ 1-Yr Radio Subscription$195LED "Racetrack" Tail Lamps$2259 Alpine® Speakers with Subwoofer$495 Now, when I price out a Limited Model with the turbo engine, racetrack LEDs and the Alpine stereo, the price comes out to $22,060. It seems that the uconnect 8.4 and the popular equipment group come standard.
What is included in the Limited trim that makes up the price difference from the SXT even if all the same equipment is included/optioned?
sweet that worked. The Dodge Dart comes in 5 trims right now. the SE
and possibly later a GT,R/T, or maybe a GTS, SRT?
and 5 packages
I love my decked out limited. It is like a luxury car. but only available with 2.0
I didn't like the delay of the turbo on the 1.4 (my opinion) but I would have got the 2.4 if it was available. Hope this helps.
The only thing I would be wary of at your height, would be a sunroof and/or power seats. The sunroof drops the headliner down about 2 inches and one of the seating options seemed max out lower than the other. You need to go to a dealer and sit in a variety of combos to figure out what will work for you.
i HAVE HAD A DART SINCE LATE FEB, 5K ON IT,,, THEY HAVE SO MANY PROBLEMS A/C IS A BIG ONE, LAG IN POWER WHEN NEEDED, AUTOMATIC IS JERKIE .... DEALER SAYS THEY PUT IN TOO SMALL A/C STUFF.... AND JUST DRIVE IT LIKE A STICK,,, THAN WHY DID I PAY FOR AN AUTOMATIC..????? DART FIRST ONE AND THE LAST I WILL EVER BUY,,,, NOT RELIABLE.....AT ALL IN THE SHOP MORE THAN IN MY GARAGE, I LIVE IN WASHINGTON STATE AND I'M GOING TO LEMON LAW IT!! AND GET A BETTER CAR....
I am 6'4 235 and am able to fit comfortably in the pass seat with my daughter sitting behind me. Headroom isn't an issue as you can drop the seat down with the push of a button.
The 2013 limited 2.0 auto we bought has plenty of options (heated seats & steering wheel, u-connect 8.4, sunroof, etc.) and is comfortable to sit in for long trips.
We have almost 8k miles on the wife's Dart, and no problems at all so far. It's not very fast, but we can fir the fmaily of 4 in it and get about 30 mpg city Saves us a ton of money at the pump.
The one thing i do like about the limited is the hidden exhaust and race track lighting. those options were not available on any of the other models when we purchased ours in Oct 2012.