Dodge has recently announced that the new 2013 Dart Aero can return 41 mpg on the highway when equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission.
According to the North American based automaker, the 2013 Dodge Dart Aero is coming with a 1.4 liter four-cylinder MultiAir turbocharged engine, which is producing a total output of 160 HP (119 kW) and it has a peak torque of 349 Nm (184 lb-ft). When mated to the six-speed manual transmission, the model is able to return 41 mpg on the highway (42.9 mpg UK / 5.7 L/100 km) and with the six-speed Dual Dry Clutch, the model can do 40 mpg US.
As a small reminder, the 2013 Dodge Dart is the company’s attempt to get back into the compact car segment and go against models like the Chevrolet Cruze or the Ford Focus. The model has a starting price of 15,995 USD for the entry-level SE version, while the top of the line R/T will cost 22,495 USD. The cheapest version is getting the 2.0 liter 16-valve Tigershark I-4 engine, which is developing a total output of 160 HP and 148 lb-ft of torque. The unit can be mated to either a six-speed automatic transmission, as an option or a six-speed manual as standard.