By Patrick Rall
According to the folks at Allpar, company documents with pricing tables for the 2013 Dodge Dart GT show that it will carry the same $19,995 base price as the Dart Limited (not including the destination fee). Should that leaked information be accurate, the Dart GT will be less expensive than many people expected as it has been widely believed that the GT trimline would serve as the top of the line package with a price to match.
Discussions a few months ago when the Dodge Dart GT was introduced contained the popular idea that this high performance package would cost more than the Dart Limited. The GT shares many of the higher end features with the Limited like the fog lights, leather seats and the handsome TFT customizable driver information center/gauge cluster area. In addition to those amenities, the GT also features a sport tuned suspension, unique wheels and the 2.4L TigerShark engine that is not available on any other current Dart trimline. However, the Dart GT will boast the same sub-$20 grand starting price as the luxury level Limited package.
Options for the Dodge Dart GT include the $995 technology group (blind spot and cross path detection, keyless start, rear park assist, and rain sensing wipers), the $395 HID headlights, the $495 Alpine stereo system with 506 watts of power and an advanced navigation program for $495. The Dodge Dart GT quick order package code 27S adds $1,000 to the base price and this includes 18 x 7.5 inch aluminum wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, black headlamp bezels, black door handles, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, racetrack tail-lamps, sport suspension with frequency-damping shocks, a black crosshair grille and GT badging.
Beware that this could be preliminary pricing and official pricing for the new Dodge Dart GT could differ when announced. But when it is – you can be sure to find it here on DodgeForum.com. In the meantime, what do you think about all the luxury features on the GT?