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Consumer Reports auto experts report from the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Dodge Dart GT

What is it? The Dart GT is sporting mostly cosmetic enhancements: LED tail lamps, integrated dual exhaust, projector headlights and body-colored door handles.

Inside, the GT gets "Nappa" perforated leather seats, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

But the heart of the Dart is the 184-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which can only improve upon the underpowered 160-hp, 2.0-liter version we tested.

The GT will also get standard 18-inch wheels and a sport suspension with "frequency sensing damping shocks." Whether those will improve the ride or suspension stability meaningfully remains to be seen.

Other features include an 8.4-inch touch screen with Chrysler's Uconnect, rear-view camera and a number of other add-ons to justify the $20,995 retail price. We like that touch-screen in other Chrysler products, such as the 300.

What's new or notable? Enthusiasts will be thankful that this powertrain is available with a six-speed manual transmission; a six-speed automatic is also offered.

When will it be available? Summer 2013.

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