2017 Dodge Dart SRT — Great Affordable Sport Sedan
The 2017 Dodge Dart SRT will be released in December 2016 as a 2017 model. This compact high-performance car will come with all-wheel drive and a powertrain which isn’t revealed yet. We know that the new Dart SRT will be powered by an inline-four engine, but nothing about its power output and performance is known at this point. Although there is no reliable information regarding this car’s powertrain, some speculations and estimates revealed that the 2017 Dodge Dart SRT will have a turbocharged four-cylinder which will be at least as powerful as the current Caliber SRT4. This means that the 2017 Dart SRT won’t have less than 285 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. It will probably come with even upgraded power output. As for the appearance, the 2017 Dodge Dart SRT won’t diverge from the general style of the brand. It will actually have some styling cues inherited from the Caliber and improved body style and aerodynamics. It would look just like every high-performance sedan is expected to — a lot of muscles, large air intakes, mean headlights and sleek body shape. This car is expected to outshine the Subaru WRX, VW Golf R, Ford Focus ST or Mitsubishi EVO. Even if it doesn’t manage to become the most beloved car within its market segment, it’s sure that it will be able to compete against those well established vehicles.
2017 Dodge Dart SRT Engine — More Than 300 Horsepower
The engine of the 2017 Dodge Dart SRT is still a mystery. Some rumors say that the Caliber’s turbocharged 2.4-liter inline-four with 285 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque will be used. Of course, in that case, they would work on increasing the power output. This engine would probably be able to generate between 300 and 350 horsepower, which is expected power. Naturally, they would improve the torque too, so the engine will probably deliver more than 300 lb-ft. Since the Caliber and the Dart are very close relatives, the Dart GT already uses this engine. The 2017 Dart SRT would probably have improved turbocharging as well as other aspects in order to provide higher output. It’s important not to neglect the fact that everything we talk about the engine is actually a speculation, since there’s no official confirmation. What’s considered as a really worthy improvement is all-wheel drive. While the Caliber had front-wheel drive, its successor, the 2017 Dodge Dart SRT will have all-wheel drive and thanks to this feature, it would be able to compete against the aforementioned high-performance cars, whose all-wheel drive is very important to the overall performance. The 2017 Dodge Dart SRT is expected to come with manual gearbox and suspension especially tuned for better grip and performance.
2017 Dodge Dart SRT Release Date And Price
As we already said, the 2017 Dodge Dart SRT will be released in December 2016. While the 2017 Dart will be available from the middle of 2016, the SRT version will have to wait for the winter. One of the most important factors in determining the success of the 2017 Dart SRT is its price. Naturally, it’s not known yet, but the estimates are that it would be more affordable than its competitors. This compact sport car will, reportedly, cost less than $30,000. Having in mind that its performance won’t fall behind the competition, if the 2017 Dodge Dart SRT comes with this price tag, it will certainly be among the most popular cars within its segment.
Crossover Based On 2017 Dodge Dart Also Comes As SRT Version
The future crossover based on the 2017 Dodge Dart, which should replace the current Journey, will also come with an SRT badge. The 2017 Dart will be released in June 2016 and the Journey’s successor based on the Dart will be available in July 2016. That’s how the SRT versions will be released. The release date of the 2017 Dodge Dart SRT is set in December 2016 and the SRT crossover will be released a month later.