• Dec 13, 2011
Dodge dropped even more teasers on the 2013 Dart early this morning and now comes a full view of the new compact's dashboard courtesy of the automaker's Facebook page.

Aside from the gauge cluster with the integrated TFT display we highlighted earlier, we get an eyeful of the rest of the dash, including the "racetrack" ambient lighting that coincides with the footwells, door handles, map pockets, center console and cup holders. By hitting 'enhance' in Photoshop, we can also get a glimpse of the red-rimmed HVAC controls and the uConnect touchscreen system mounted in the center of the dash. Expect more to follow in the coming weeks before the Dart debuts this January in Detroit.


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      dirtyblueshirt
      • 3 Years Ago
      What's most interesting is that they SAY there's no hatchback, but the stalk on the steering column CLEARLY shows controls for a rear wiper. (not saying there's never been a sedan with a rear wiper, but it's quite rare in the US)
        Dee Jackedup
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dirtyblueshirt
        Good point. Maybe there is one and they're keepin' hush hush until the autoshow. It'd be an interesting marketing move for sure.
        A_Guy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dirtyblueshirt
        It's possible it's a Photoshop flub. There's obviously a few layers since the steering wheel 'fades away' so you can see the cluster.
      JayH
      • 3 Years Ago
      absolutely gorgeous! i'm impressed with what their doing with the dart i might consider one!
      Yourfn Boy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks cheap just like everything else.
      Dan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Horrible!!!! I've been stuck with 2011 Charger rental 3 months... Absolutely the WORST car i've ever driven! The worst part was the interior. Dash design was awful, illogical, and their "Console" screen control is really really bad. Cheap plastic, poor quality.... I wouldn't take the car for free..... Now this looks like much of the same.....
        Steve Ort
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dan
        Hahaha, funny I had a 2011 Charger rental too, completely stripped, no options. I've driven a LOT of cars, and for what it was, and what they sticker for at it's trim level, it is freaking awesome. You've obviously never driven one, because even the biggest Mopar critics who want them to fail SO bad, praised the balls out of this car.
        Emilio
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dan
        Im sure there is not a straight shooter that agrees with you. Your a hater. Sorry man, I feel for the people that have to deal with you on a daily basis. What are you? Ford or GM Lover. Maybe a Honda, Toyota, or Hyundai supporter? Regardless. I know you really hate Chrysler.
        frost54661
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dan
        Obviously your not driving a 2011 Charger.
        onewayroll
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dan
        lol, as a pround owner of a '11 Charger R/T I can tell you all it's one of the best efforts Chrysler has ever put out.
        Shane Gardner
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dan
        Rental comparisons, best way to judge a car.
        SoCal LXer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dan
        Cant please everyone.......what do you normally drive that must be a million times better? I personally think the chargers interior is quite appealing. You sure you weren't driving a 10 charger???
        T
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dan
        Typical Troll....
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        Your negative comments towards American cars has no footing...
          Malc
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          And blind love for American cars is no better. I dont think the design is horrible, but it is common knowledge that chevy(not all american, but many) interiors are cheaply made, so i udnerstand where his comment comes from.
      Oceanblue78
      • 3 Years Ago
      I a all for a new Dodge compact but it still falls short. The dash looks a little old already, almost 80's 90's in structure. My 12 Focus' dash in comparison looks lightyears ahead. Also, that left control stalk looks way too busy. Otherwise it looks just fine, inside and out. I still wish it would have been called Neon, as Dart just sounds crappy to me.
        frost54661
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Oceanblue78
        Dated? You want dated? Try that crappy and slow My Ford Touch system. Left stalk has wiper control and turn signal. So no it's not that busy.
          ds6254
          • 3 Years Ago
          @frost54661
          Hmm. I actually like my 12 focus with my ford touch. More functionality than others can offer. Of course, it has the MS bugs. Most of tine it's great. Hopefully new release in Jan will cure. I also like the Darts display. Looks cool.
        Sixspeed
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Oceanblue78
        Too bad your My ford touch is as fast as a computer form the 90's!
      flychinook
      • 3 Years Ago
      I guess it looks nice, but what is it with Mopar and over-the-top dashboard illumination? The blue-backlit gauges were an absolute nightmare in terms of nighttime visibility. By the time they were bright enough to read, it was like freaking Maglights pointed at your face. Now we have "racetrack illumination", ready and waiting to blind the idiot drivers who are more concerned with flashy lights than actually being able to see at night.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      mrbrian2334
      • 3 Years Ago
      Allpar.com/dart-mouth.com has two more pictures as well. One of the seat leather and one of the door panel. I'm getting VERY excited for this car. Can't wait to see it.
      viperbono
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am excited to see this car in person!!!!
      whofan
      • 3 Years Ago
      I`d love to get this with a standard transmission and hope that it`d haul ass and handle as if it were on rails. Bad ass face on this little car. I hope its a homerun for Chrysler. All good no bad awesome quality I hope. I had a Opel Manta GT/E when I was in Germany. Never had a car as fun as that since. My Opel would keep pulling until the tack hit 7000 RPM no lie. Later I owned a 1987 Ford Tempo with a manual tranny that car would run out of breath at 3800 RPM. I haven`t driven many of the modern small cars but the 1977 Opel with Bosch fuel injection was a hot little car. The Dodge Dart looks promising.
        onewayroll
        • 3 Years Ago
        @whofan
        I'm giving you thumbs up for admitting you owned a '87 Tempo.
        anonymous guy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @whofan
        I had an '87 Tempo GLS two door. At least it was a GLS with an extra 12 horsepower over the GL! Woo hoo! I will admit that I loved the instrument and control layout on the car. Not much else, though.
      Maxximtl
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can understand wanting to target an age demographic, but they have taken things so far that no one over 30 would be caught dead in an interior like that. For a segment that is usually considered a bread and butter vehicle, this seems like an odd move. Let's hope the base models are more tastefully adorned inside.
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