Dodge really has a lot invested in the Dart compact car. So much so, in fact, that they’re releasing a new trim for the model, one they’re proud to announce as the most fuel efficient model in the Dart sedan’s range.

The trim is called the Dart Aero and it’s powered by a 1.4-liter MultiAir turbocharged inline-four engine that produces 160 horsepower and 184 lb/ft of torque. With these numbers in tow, Dodge proclaims the Dart Aero to return 41 mpg on the highway when it’s mated to a six-speed manual transmission and 40 mpg when it carries a six-speed Dual Dry Clutch Transmission.

As far as trim features are concerned, the Dart Aero comes with auto headlamps, projector headlamps and LED ‘racetrack’ tail lamps, power mirrors, remote keyless entry, cruise control, and electronic stability control.

Inside, the Dart Aero carries a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, air conditioning with micron filter, power windows and locks, and an 8.4" touchscreen media center and 7" TFT reconfigurable gauge cluster as added options.

Reid Bigland, CEO of the Dodge brand, explained the merits of the Dart Aero. "The all-new Dodge Dart is a groundbreaking vehicle, offering features and benefits never before offered in a compact car," he said

"The new Dart Aero builds on these attributes by combining a remarkable 41mpg with interior room of a mid-size car and class-leading technology, style and safety, for only $19,295."

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  (475) posted on 10.7.2012

brad, you may be right there. although i would not bet against a TSI engine from volkswagen.

  (422) posted on 10.7.2012

i like the modern look of the car. but i don’t think it’s gonna work in europe or asia.

  (516) posted on 10.7.2012

maybe they have to compensate, maybe they don’t. but if they had, imagine ferrari or lamborghini having to make such cars.

  (452) posted on 10.7.2012

maybe they can, but can they do so AND have 160 HP ?

  (475) posted on 10.7.2012

this sounds like a good car, but i think european and japansese cars can get better mileage.

  (509) posted on 10.7.2012

but they have to compensate for the viper somehow, don’t they?

  (516) posted on 10.7.2012

when i think of dodge i think of the viper or of a charger. this dues not fit the profile.

  (542) posted on 10.7.2012

this car looks cheap enough and very user and environment friendly.

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