2017 Dodge Dart review

The 2017 Dodge Dart is going to get its simplified model and a new release for this year. In fact Dodge actually wanted to revolutionize things a little bit but in fact the news about the Dart being discontented started emerging. Actually the model faced extinction as the company decided to focus on making their crossover vehicles which attracted more attention. They were actually looking for a partners which could help them in continuing building and manufacturing the model. But the decision has for now been made to offer a simplified version of the compact sedan, and the Dart is now going to be available in three trim levels opposed to the five it used to have before.

2017 Dodge Dart side angle, red color, alloy wheels

The modern era Dodge Dart was introduced in 2012, which was actually a revitalization of the brand which has been issued between 1960 and 1976. There were a range of vehicles which were released in two-door and four-door configuration that had the same name then and were highly popular. It became a compact model in 1963 and it was only with the 2012 version that the car became a full-fledged sedan car. It was build on the Fiat Compact platform which was actually called the Compact US Wide, with a purpose to make the fuel economy of the car a lot better.

2017 Dodge Dart rear viev orange color, taillights and alloy wheels

The newest 2017 Dodge Dart is making another go at the market in an attempt to once more try to improve the selling numbers. This model has never actually been that popular in the US and the latest offer, allotting with lesser models available, does not actually mean a lesser offer in quality. The Dart actually brings a couple of customization offers as it comes with Chrome, Rallye, and Black packages available for you to address the style of your car. This review will help you get a closer look at the latest Dodge Dart and see whether it is still worth keeping for another period.


The newest 2017 Dodge Dart is going to carry on with the exterior styling this year, even though some mainstream cars receive a facelift after three or four years of being on the market. We are basically getting the same car that was originally issued in 2012, with a big difference of trim leaves that actually come with various exterior features and specific badges to each other. The SXT, which replaces the SE trim as the base one, comes with bi-function halogen headlamps, body-colored “crosshair” grille and surrounds,  LED corner taillights, chrome headlamps bezels and 16-inch aluminum wheels which is all included in its standard setup.

2017 Dodge Dart front angle, headlights and grille

The Turbo trim, on the other hand, comes with something more to offer as it uses a dual exhaust and is available with a Rallye Appearance package. The package in turn offers  a black grille surround with black “crosshair,”  black headlamp bezels, and 17-inch Granite Crystal aluminum wheels. The top of the range GT Sport trim comes with everything the first two trims have and adds bright tips for the exhaust pipes,  dark-tinted automatic headlamps and fog lamps, and a black fascia with Hyper Black grille. All of the models come in 8 exterior colors that you can choose from, the standard white, silver and black and the  iconic TorRed and Go Mango.


The same thing actually goes for the inside of the 2017 Dodge Dart as the only difference is what the trim level decides it to be. Thus the base SXT Sport model comes standard with Uconnect Bluetooth hands-free calling,  air conditioning,  SiriusXM satellite radio with one-year free subscription, black Sedoso cloth seats with mesh inserts, electric power steering,  six-way manual adjustable driver and front passenger seat,  front-seat active headrests, driver seat height adjuster, three rear-seat head restraints,  floor console with covered storage, sun visors with vanity mirrors, four speakers, Uconnect AM/FM/CD, remote USB port, satin silver shift knob,   power windows with driver one-touch, and a standard instrument cluster with tachometer.

2017 Dodge Dart interior, gear shift knob and steering wheel

The next one, the Turbo trim, comes with everything stated above and also adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel which also go with the audio control and new floor mats. This is available with the Rallye Package. The GT Sport version on the other hand also has a lot to offer. Besides everything above it also gives us Turbo plus Keyless Enter ’n Go with push-button start, 10-way power driver seat,  power and heated exterior mirrors with courtesy lamps and supplemental signals, Uconnect radio with 8.4-inch touchscreen display,  rear backup camera,   seven-inch full-color gauge cluster display, tire-pressure monitoring display, dual-zone automatic temperature control and of course SiriusXM Radio.

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As well as previous models so will the 2017 Dodge Dart be offered with a three engine selection. The lineup is unchanged as well and we get a choice between 2.0-liter Tigershark, the 1.4-liter turbo-four, and the larger 2.4-liter Tigershark. The  Dart SXT Sport trim gets the 2.0 liter version of course and it produces  160 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque, combined with a six-speed manual transmission or the available six-speed automatic gearbox and an EPA rating of 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.

2017 Dodge Dart engine

The 1.4-liter four-cylinder is used for the Dart Turbo models and makes 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Its EPA rating is measured at 27 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. Finally the  Dart GT Sport is going to use the 2.4 liter engine and provide an output of 184 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. Its EPA rating is measured at 23 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway and it also combines with a manual or the automatic transmission as well.

Release date and price

The release date of the model is going to be at the first quarter of 2017 as the Dodge Dart 2017 starts sales early. The price of the SXT Sport trim is $17,995, the Dart Turbo is priced
$19,495, while the GT Sport version is offered for $20,995 all as base MSRP.


  1. and yet again dodge fails us. Why not make the gt turbo charged that would make the most sense bigger engine more hp better features.the was the issue in the first place. well with all those who owned a gt


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