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New 2013 Dodge Dart Excels in IIHS Crash Tests

In crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the new 2013 Dodge Dart received a "Top Safety Pick" rating, due to its performance in the moderate overlap frontal-impact test, side-impact test, roof crush strength test, and the rear-impact injury prevention test.

The Dodge Dart is based on an Alfa Romeo platform, and replaces the Caliber hatchback in the company's lineup. The EPA officially rates the Dart as a midsize car, but it is priced and positioned against other compact sedans. Several trim levels and powertrain choices are available, and prices range from $16,790 for the Dart SE with no options to $28,275 for a Dart Limited with all of the option boxes checked.

Early next year, Dodge will introduce a more fuel-efficient model called the Dart Aero, as well as a sporty version called the Dart R/T.

Learn more about the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

See all of the current IIHS "Top Safety Pick" awardees

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