2013 Dodge Dart: Updates for 2014
December 02, 2013
Swing by your local Dodge dealership late this year and it's likely you'll see some new 2014 Darts mixed in with some leftover 2013 models on the lot. Pricing will be lower on those 2013s, but the 2014 model receives some updates that should make them more tempting.
For 2013, an underwhelming 160-hp 2.0-liter engine came standard on every trim level except the GT. The turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, like on our SXT, was optional. The GT, which didn't debut until late in the model year, got exclusive use of a 184-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine.
The big change for 2014 is that just about every Dart except the base level SE now has the 2.4-liter engine as standard. The SE still has the 2.0-liter, but the SXT, Limited and GT all now have the 2.4. Depending on the trim level, you can pair the 2.4 with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
The Aero, which is now an official trim level instead of a package, is the only version to get the turbo 1.4.
We've yet to test a Dart with the 2.4-liter engine, but we've got one coming in for just that in the coming weeks.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 17,532 miles