The model's entry-level hardtop compact, the 1971 Dodge Dart Swinger, was a best-seller thanks to its stunning appearance

The Dodge Dart is a traditional American compact automobile that revolutionised the market by offering a balanced blend of seductive appearance

Another factor that contributed to Dodge producing over 250,000 units in all in 1971 alone

The fourth generation of the Dodge Dart was notable not only for the introduction of the powerful Demon

 but also for the exclusive use of the name Swinger on the base model two-door hardtop,

which was designed to compete against other compact rivals like the Chevy Nova, Mercury Comet, and Oldsmobile Omega.

Dodge installed a 3.2-liter slant-six engine in the base Dart Swinger as the cheapest viable replacement for it in time for the 1971 

It could be paired with either a basic three-speed manual transmission, an improved fully-synchronized

It had a maximum output of 125 horsepower.

The alternative standard engine was a 5.2-liter V8, which offered a significant increase in power by producing up to 230 hp 

The 1971 Dart Swinger seemed less like a city-friendly small and more like a muscle vehicle thanks to its increased power

Dodge also offered a 3.7-liter slant-six with a maximum output of 145 horsepower and some additional torque as an optional slant-six.