The 1970 Dart refresh included modifications to the grille and geometry to better fit Dodge's larger models.

His 14.1 cubic foot trunk on the 1969 model was unaffected by the redesigned rear styling.

To improve the performance and efficiency of the base model, his 170 cubic inch (2.8 L) Slant-6 was replaced with a larger 198 cubic inch (3.2 L) version.

The 198 used the same block as the 225, but the 170 used a different block.

The Swinger 340 came standard with a 3-speed manual gearbox.

the 1970 Swinger has seen a lot of modifications and is also the most popular year on the internet.

The Swinger has not only been modified to differentiate it from other Dodge vehicles like the Challenger,

but it has also been updated to meet new safety regulations.

These included federally mandated side marker lights and reflectors, steering column and ignition lock.

Sales of the Swinger 340 were strong at 13,785 units despite competition from the Dodge Challenger.

Except for the high-end custom, the Swinger was his trim model used on all his 2-door hardtops in his 1970s.

The Swinger is adorned with relocated logos located on each side panel and the 340's engine ID on each hood scoop to match altered front and rear styling and revised hoods.