The 2019 Dodge Dart is a compact sedan with great driving manners and sleek exterior styling. It is a 4-door model and it offers a cabin with numerous high-tech features. There are three engine options and thanks to the plenty of trim levels and options, Dart offers something for everyone.
On top of that, 2019 Dart offers good fuel economy, three appearance packages, and numerous exterior colors. Most likely competitors are Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla.
2019 Dodge Dart Exterior is aggressive and sleek
The upcoming 2019 Dodge Dart is one of the best-looking sedans in its segment. The stylings are sleek and modern, it mixes some American and European cues such as longer wheelbase or its wide appearance. Dart is very capable of hitting some of the toughest and most aggressive mountain roads, and generally, this sedan is really fun-to-drive.
Up front, a crosshair grille looks upscale and LED headlights to boost modern appearance even more. Sporty look continues at the rear where new LED taillights are added. In order to improve fuel efficiency, Dodge added active grille shutters that are optional. For 2019, Dodge Dart offers new Sport Appearance Package and another package such as Rallye and Blacktop Package that offers a Hyper Black 18-inch wheels.
2019 Dodge Dart Interior Features and Colors
The interior is surprisingly roomy and spacious. Everything inside the cabin is well-designed and modern. Soft-touch materials are all over the cabin and the controls are placed in a perfect layout. The interior is good even on SE and SXT models, however, Aero, Limited and GT trim levels are on another level.
The Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen is unchanged, a center console bin is now much larger and the glove box is big enough to store plenty of items. The rear seats are big enough to accommodate adults, and the legroom is above average. A tilt/telescoping steering wheel is standard, just like the power outside mirrors, power windows, and air conditioning. Navigation, 10-way-power driver’s seat, leather seats and also a satellite radio are all available as an option. Interior colors include Black, Black/Ruby Red, Ceramic White/Black, Light Frost/Black and Light Tungsten/Black.
Safety Options and Crash Testing Score
Plenty of new and advanced features will be installed in the new 2019 Dodge Dart. In the standard package, this new vehicle will get Roll Stability Control (RSC), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Parkview Back-Up Camera, Rear Child Safety Locks, Low Tire Pressure Warning.
Furthermore, with all this features this vehicle is one of the rare that gets five stars on crash testing provided by the US NHTSA.
2019 Dodge Dart SRT model
The company decides to bring SRT badge in few models in its line up. The new 2019 Dodge Dart is one of them that will get this trim. This plan comes directly from the Fiat Chrysler alliance, who has just unveiled its massive five-year production plan.
The model with SRT badge will bring many modifications like aggressive bumpers, rear diffuser, sporty hood, tuned suspension and few additional driving modes.
However, the company also reviled that this model will get the turbocharged four-cylinder engine just like some of the models in its line Caliber SRT4 and the Neon SRT4. However, what we also know that will be available with the only all-wheel-drive system.
The most rumors on the web speculate that the company will use beefed-up 2.4-liter Tigershark engine. This engine will be tuned to make at least 260 horsepower. The main competitors to this new SRT model will be Subaru WRX and also an Ford Focus ST.
2019 Dodge Dart will be offered with three engine variants
The 2019 Dodge Dart offers three engine options. The base SE model is using a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that can produce 160 HP and 148 lb-ft of torque. This unit is not that recommendable as it struggles against vehicle’s weight. However, there are two more options available and Aero models will use a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder drivetrain.
This mill generates the same horsepower as the base engine, however, it offers 184 lb-ft of torque. The SXT, GT and Limited trim levels are offering a 2.4-liter Tigershark engine that bursts 184 HP and 171 lb-ft of torque. This unit can reach the top speed of 127 mph. All units are available with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. Aero model is using a unique dual dry-clutch automatic transmission.
Fuel Economy and Acceleration Time
In this section, the new 2019 Dodge Dart with the base one engine SE 2,0 liter provides EPA city/highway fuel economy of 25/36 mpg for the manual gearbox and 24/34 mpg for the automatic. However, the second one engine that is under the hood of Aero trim gives in city/highway fuel economy of 28/41 mpg (manual) and 28/40 mpg (automatic).
For the last one engine in SXT, GT and Limited trim 23/33 mpg for the model GT with manual transmission, 22/35 mpg for the Limited/SXT, manual, 22/31 mpg GT, automatic and 23/35 mpg for the Limited/SXT with automatic transmission. Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph is in 8,2 sec.
2019 Dodge Dart Price and Availability
Base 2019 Dodge Dart model is priced at $19,000. We highly recommend higher trim levels that are not significantly expensive. For an instance, SXT model costs around $20,000 and Aero trim level is $23,000. Limited models will cost $26,000. Latest Dodge’s sedan will arrive at the end of 2019 and it will compete against Kia Forte, Toyota Corolla, and Honda Civic.