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New for 2013: Dodge

9/12/2012
2013 Dodge Model Overview

This year, the big news from Dodge is the introduction of the new 2013 Dart, an entry-level sedan based on an Alfa Romeo platform and the first model to debut since Chrysler and Fiat partnered several years ago. The rest of the Dodge lineup sees minor to moderate modifications for 2013, with the full-size Charger sedan benefitting from numerous upgrades.


2013 Dodge Avenger
The Dodge Avenger is a midsize 5-passenger sedan that slots into the lineup between the new Dart and the large Charger, and is sold in SE, SXT and R/T trim levels. The SE and SXT have a standard 173-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. A 283-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine is optional on the SE and SXT, and standard on the R/T.

What's New:
  • SXT trim offered with leather and heated front seats
  • SXT Rallye Appearance Group adds 18-inch aluminum wheels, body-color grille, dark-tinted headlights, rear spoiler
  • Lower base price for Avenger R/T
  • Three new exterior paint colors


2013 Dodge Challenger
The Dodge Challenger is a rear-wheel-drive, 5-passenger large coupe that harkens back to the days of traditional muscle cars. Offered with a 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine, 372- to 375-horsepower 5.7-liter V-8, or a 470-horsepower 6.4-liter V-8, the 2013 Challenger is available in any of seven trims: SXT, SXT Plus, Rallye Redline, R/T, R/T Plus, R/T Classic and SRT8 392.

What's New:
  • Upgraded Uconnect navigation
  • Upgraded 3-mode adaptive damping suspension for SRT8 trim
  • Launch control system standard on SRT8 trim
  • Five new exterior paint color choices


2013 Dodge Charger
The Dodge Charger is a full-size 5-passenger sedan offered with rear- or all-wheel drive. The Charger SE, SXT and SXT Plus trims are equipped with a 292-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine. For 2013, some versions of the V-6 generate 300 horsepower. The Charger R/T, R/T Plus, R/T Road & Track, and R/T Max trims have a 370-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 engine. The Charger SRT8 is equipped with a 470-horsepower, 6.4-liter V-8 engine.

What's New:
  • Standard launch control for Charger SRT8
  • Optional black-painted roof option
  • Optional Uconnect 84N navigation system adds 3-D graphics
  • Optional Beats by Dr. Dre audio system
  • Sport Appearance Group for Charger SE adds 18-inch chrome wheels, performance tires, and a rear spoiler
  • Rallye Appearance Group adds cold-air induction, sport exhaust to standard V-6 engine to increase output to 300 horsepower, and 264 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Rallye Appearance Group adds paddle shifters and "Sport Mode" to automatic transmission
  • Blacktop package receives same V-6 powertrain upgrades as Rallye Appearance Group
  • Wheels & Tunes package for Charger R/T includes paddle shifters, "Sport Mode" for transmission, 20-inch aluminum wheels, optional Beats by Dr. Dre audio system, and rear spoiler
  • Upgraded 3-mode adaptive damping suspension for Charger SRT8
  • Charger SRT8 Super Bee returns with white, black or red paint
  • Six new exterior paint colors


2013 Dodge Dart
Based on an Alfa Romeo Giulietta platform, the new 2013 Dodge Dart is a 5-passenger sedan available in SE, Aero, SXT, Rallye, Limited and R/T trim levels. A 160-horsepower, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard on all except the R/T trim, which has a 184-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. A turbocharged, 160-horsepower, 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine is optional on SXT, Rallye, and Limited trims. Although positioned as Dodge's entry-level model, the Dart is rated as a midsize car by the EPA, and comes with a 13.1-cubic-foot trunk.

What's New:
  • Aero trim designed to get 41 mpg on the highway
  • The glove box is designed to hold an iPad
  • 10 standard air bags
  • Optional LED taillights
  • Optional 8.4-inch touch-screen infotainment system
  • Optional leather seats
  • Optional heated steering wheel
  • Optional power sunroof
  • Optional reversing camera
  • Optional rear-park-assist sensors
  • Optional blind-spot monitoring system
  • Optional rear cross-path detection system
  • Optional 506-watt Alpine sound system
  • 12 exterior paint colors are offered


2013 Dodge Durango
The Dodge Durango is a large 7-passenger SUV equipped with a choice between rear- or 4-wheel drive. Four trims are available: SXT, Crew, R/T and Citadel. A 290-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine is standard on the Durango SXT and Crew, with a 360-horsepower 5.7-liter V-8 included on the R/T and Citadel trims.

What's New:
  • Rallye Appearance Group for SXT trim with 20-inch aluminum wheels, body-color exterior trim, Uconnect with Bluetooth audio streaming, auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Premium Leather Group for R/T trim with Nappa leather, red stitching, heated and ventilated front seats
  • Technology Group with adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-path detection system
  • Standard Nappa leather seats on Crew trim
  • Standard heated front and second-row seats on Crew trim
  • Two new exterior paint colors


2013 Dodge Grand Caravan
The Dodge Grand Caravan is a 7-passenger minivan powered by a 283-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine driving the front wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission. Distinguishing characteristics include a base price of less than $20,000 and an available Stow 'n Go seating system that allows both rear rows of seats to be stored in the minivan's floor to expand cargo capacity. Buyers can choose a 2013 Grand Caravan in AVP (American Value Package), SE, SXT, Crew and R/T trim levels.

What's New:
  • Grand Caravan AVP priced at less than $20,000
  • Grand Caravan AVP equipped with second-row bench seat that can be removed to expand cargo capacity
  • Stow 'N Go seating is now optional on Grand Caravan AVP
  • 17-inch wheel designs for SXT and R/T
  • Available Black/Sandstorm interior color scheme
  • Standard trailer sway damping system
  • Standard second-row floor mat anchoring
  • Optional Blu-Ray DVD rear-seat entertainment system with dual high-resolution screens, HDMI video game inputs, rear USB ports, and a 115-volt power outlet
  • Three new exterior paint colors


2013 Dodge Journey
The Dodge Journey is a midsize, 7-passenger crossover SUV offered with front- or all-wheel drive. The Journey is sold in AVP (American Value Package), SE, SXT, Crew and R/T trim levels. A 173-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard in the AVP, SE and SXT trims. A 283-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine is optional in the SXT and standard in the Crew and R/T trims.

What's New:
  • Standard 17-inch wheels
  • Standard Nappa leather seats on Crew trim
  • Standard heated front seats on Crew trim
  • Standard heated steering wheel on Crew trim
  • Standard perforated leather seats on R/T trim
  • Standard dimpled leather trim for steering wheel and shift knob on R/T trim
  • Optional power sunroof for SXT trim
  • Uconnect 8.4 touch-screen infotainment system now offered as a stand-alone option on SXT trim
  • "Max" setting for air conditioning system
  • 17-inch aluminum wheel design for SXT trim
  • Performance suspension added to R/T trim
  • Two new exterior paint colors