2017 Dodge Dart SRT

Few years ago, Dodge released all-new model called Dart. It is a compact car, available in two body styles – 4-door sedan (first compact sedan since Neon, which is produced until 2005) and 5-door hatchback. Sales results are very good, not only in North America, but also in China, where this model is called Fiat Viaggio. For some time, there are plenty of rumors that this model will come in high-performance variant too. Firstly, it was expected that model with SRT-badge will come as 2016 year model but now it’s clear that this won’t happen, so now we can only hope that it will come as 2017 Dodge Dart SRT.

2017 Dodge Dart SRT front view

2017 Dodge Dart SRT specs

For some time, Dodge doesn’t have high-performance car in this class, so we expect that we will finally see the successor of Caliber SRT and Neon SRT. However, 2017 Dodge Dart SRT will have much harder competition. Beside untouchable Japanese models Mitsubishi EVO and Subaru WRX STI, nowadays there are many other sporty compact cars on the market. So far, there are no details about new model so we must rely on speculations. It seems that 2017 Dodge Dart will use 2.4 liter turbocharged engine, same that is used for Caliber SRT4. This engine outputs 285 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque, but it will probably be tuned-up to 300/350 horses and over 300 lb-ft of max torque. According to some rumors, it will be available both in RWD and AWD configurations.

2017 Dodge Dart SRT interior

2017 Dodge Dart SRT release date, price and competition

According to speculation, 2017 Dodge Dart SRT will come in late 2016, probably in December. One thing that is for sure is that it will have very hard competition in this segment that pretty much overfilled with various models. Nowadays, almost every company has its model in this class. Beside Japanese leaders Mitsubishi and Subaru, some of the popular models are Ford Focus ST, Hyundai Veloster and also Honda Civic. Every model has its own trumps. The 2017 Dodge Dart may be slower in the corners, compared to Japanese models, but it will definitely have more power. On more advantage will be price. There are not many models in this class that start under 30.000 dollars.