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 |  Jan 31 2013, 2:30 AM

Dodge has unveiled a sinister new Mopar Dart ahead of its official debut next week at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.

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 |  Jan 18 2013, 7:31 AM

Dodge has introduced the “Dodge Dart Registry” hoping to help new buyers get themselves behind the wheel of a new Dart easier through an online registry system.

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 |  Jan 15 2013, 12:17 PM

Thanks to neglect and mismanagement Chrysler was forced to go years without a decent small car in its lineup. The recently departed Caliber was anything but a competent vehicle. It put the “rude” in “crude.” Thankfully, Chrysler got back into the compact-car segment in a big way last year with the Dodge Dart and it’s expanding the lineup this year.

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 |  Nov 29 2012, 2:35 PM

Showing off its Dart and Durango models at the 2012 LA Auto Show, Dodge decided to spice things up a bit giving both the vehicles a matte gray paint treatment.

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 |  Nov 18 2012, 9:01 AM

Plans for the Chrysler 100 compact are close to being approved, according to a recent interview with Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne.

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 |  Nov 02 2012, 4:31 PM

Diesel-Lust


Its hard not to daydream about diesel cars, with their great torque and excellent fuel economy, so here’s our top picks of cars that we’d love to see a diesel option for. Our criteria is simple, the automaker must have a diesel engine in use somewhere in its lineup or in an international version of the car. In other words, these are all very real possibilities.

 |  Nov 02 2012, 7:47 AM

Dodge knew that it had to come out strong with its new Dart model at the 2012 SEMA Show, and the American automaker did not disappoint. 

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 |  Oct 30 2012, 4:19 PM

The newest addition to the Dodge lineup has made a big impression at the 2012 SEMA Show, with Mopar going all-out in accessorizing the new compact sedan.

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 |  Oct 23 2012, 8:31 AM

Dodge has launched a series of commercials showing off its new Dart model, previously spotlighting the vehicle’s hi-tech attributes and how it was designed. Now the American automaker wants to show off how it tested its Dart for fun.

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 |  Oct 19 2012, 6:15 PM

The all-new 2013 Dodge Dart has been awarded a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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 |  Oct 12 2012, 11:43 AM

Preparing for the 2012 SEMA show, Mopar has just unveiled the Dodge Dart Carbon Fire, outfitted with light-weight materials and finished in a grey and black theme. 

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 |  Oct 04 2012, 3:15 PM

Dodge has announced its all-new 2013 Dodge Dart Aero as its most fuel-efficient Dart model delivering up to 41-mpg with a starting price of $19,295.

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 |  Sep 17 2012, 8:02 AM

Joining the Dodge Dart R/T’s release will be a GTS Tribute Package adding special Mopar parts to the compact sedan.

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 |  Sep 05 2012, 11:26 AM

As a new car hits the market, an ad campaign can mean everything to its success, and today Chrysler has released the latest commercial for its new compact Dodge Dart, showing off the car’s hi-tech attributes. 

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 |  Sep 04 2012, 9:01 AM

Dodge will be focusing on “affordable performance” in its 2013 and beyond lineup, with a subcompact hatchback heading to dealerships next year as a 2014 model year.

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 |  Sep 04 2012, 8:01 AM

As the all-new Dodge Dart starts to hit American showrooms, the anticipated R/T model that was originally scheduled to make an appearance by September, will be delayed until early next year.

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 |  Aug 31 2012, 7:31 AM

The 2013 Dodge Dart equipped with a six-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission mated to the 1.4-liter turbocharged powerplant has been rated by the EPA at 27-mpg city, 37-mpg highway.

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 |  Aug 30 2012, 10:37 AM

Sales of the new Dodge Dart have been lackluster so far, moving only 974 units in its first two months on the market, and the blame is being placed directly on the manual transmission.

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 |  Aug 01 2012, 1:49 PM

Dodge will be teaming up with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment to launch a nationwide tour centered around music and the all-new 2013 Dart compact.

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 |  Jul 22 2012, 9:38 AM

Surprising, considering it’s faced two recent recalls, the 2013 Ford Escape is the most read new car review on AutoGuide this week.

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 |  Jul 19 2012, 11:31 AM

10. Mazda2: 1.5L (1498 cc)


 

In an effort to make the most fuel efficient vehicles, automakers are looking at smaller displacement engines, which have made it into plenty of compact and subcompact vehicles.

The motors in these vehicles don’t pack much power, or torque, and are all aimed to use the least amount of fuel. These cars are all ranked in order, right down to the cubic centimeter from most displacement, to least, so take a look below, to see the list of smallest engines available today.

The subcompact Mazda2 is the first on our list, with the biggest engine here. Thanks to its 1498cc four-cylinder engine, the Mazda2 makes 100-hp at 6000 rpm. Of course, that’s not much but what else do you need in a 2300-lb city car? The Mazda2 starts at $14,530 which isn’t too much for a car that gets 29/35 mpg city/highway with the manual or 28/34 mpg city/highway with the auto.

 |  Jul 16 2012, 8:31 AM

After placing in the top 10 only once this season, Travis Pastrana was finally able to secure his first Global RallyCross victory, also marking the first win for a Dodge Dart in the series. 

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 |  Jul 09 2012, 12:52 PM

Scheduled to debut during the MLB All-Star game on July 10, Dodge has created a commercial for the new Dart that gives us an inside look into the life of a car designer. 

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 |  Jul 01 2012, 7:01 PM

The Prince of Monaco, Albert II, is deciding to reorganize the car collection his late father so painstakingly assembled and will begin by auctioning off 38 of them with no reserve.

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