Design a Dart; Sample Configurator Now Live on

By Trevor Dorchies | February 24, 2012
Interested in the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart? Well now you can design one to your exact specifications as Dodge as launched a sample configurator that (sort of) prices every option out for you. The configurator starts you off with a Dart dressed in your choice of an SE, SXT, Limited, Rallye, or R/T model, and quickly moves through exterior coloring and interior features. Which model you select designates what other features will come along with it. The SE offers up a basic package with Dodge's 2.0-liter Tigershark engine rated at 160 horsepower, and is hooked to a six-speed manual transmission. On the other end of the spectrum the R/T trim comes with all the bells and whistles and the Dart's most powerful engine, a 2.4-liter Tigershark engine responsible for 184 horsepower. Pricing does not include taxes, title, and license fees in your specific area, and overall pricing is also affected by geography. For example, a fully loaded 2013 Dodge Dart R/T costs $29,795 before other fees for someone using the configurator in southern California. According to configurator on Dodge's website pricing and features are for survey functions only, with prices subjected to change at any time. In other words the configurator is a good way for Dodge to see what model of the Dart people are most interested in before it actually enters production.
Official pricing and features will become available once the 2013 Dodge Dart enters production in a few months. Besides the features that will come standard on certain models, Chrysler's parts and service branch Mopar is offering more than 150 custom parts for the Dart. The 2013 Dodge Dart will attempt to break into a segment heavily guarded by competitors like the Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai Elantra, and Toyota Corolla. Dodge has said pricing for the Dart will start at $15,995 but if this configurator has anything to say about it, pricing may be a little higher depending on where you are located. Are you interested in the Dodge Dart? Does the configurator help or hurt your opinion of the car? Tell us what you think in the comment section below. Source: Dodge

I work for a premium brand (German) looking to buy a really good American car! I like the way Ralph Gilles THINK!! ... I WILL BUY A DART! thanks, bill