The options you can find on the Dodge Dart run the spectrum. That's what makes the compact sedan so appealing to those in Spirit Lake, Iowa. While those options aren't going anywhere, the automaker is looking to simplify things under the hood. That means a streamlined, and more powerful engine.

The Dart GT currently uses a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 184 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. It also attains 23 miles per gallon in the city and 30 mpg highway. Now, Dodge wants to spread that option to all Dart models in 2014, but not before making some adjustments.

Of course, those changes will be related to fuel economy numbers. Dodge expects to bring it up to 36 mpg highway for manual transmission models, and 35 mpg highway on those equipped with automatic transmission. That would put it in line with the 2.0-liter option on the Dart SE, but with more zip from the engine. Can't argue with that.

We won't know officially until estimates are handed down by the EPA, but we're confident Dodge will get the job done, and when they do, you know you can read about it on the Motor Inn of Spirit Lake blog.

Until then, stop in and check out the Dart along with all other new Dodge models in our showroom. We'd be happy to continue the conversation, provide details on models that grab your attention, answer any questions you might have, and set up test drives.

After, we can also set up an appointment with our lease and car loan specialists, who will work to find the right terms for you, and get you one step closer to driving off in the vehicle of your choosing.

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