Compare 2005 Dodge Stratus Sedan vs 2005 Chevrolet Malibu

2005 Dodge Stratus Sedan
2005 Chevrolet Malibu
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4-Door SXT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door SXT 22 30 $18,765 $20,255
4-Door R/T 21 28 $20,097 $21,735
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4-Door Sedan Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 24 35 $17,568 $19,200
4-Door Sedan LS 22 32 $19,457 $21,265
4-Door Sedan LT 22 32 $22,014 $24,060
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,765
$17,568
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,255
$19,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$338 / month
$320 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.5 52.4
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94 101.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 52.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
35.8 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
108.0 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
31.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.4 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
191.2 188.3
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 57.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.0 15.4
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.60 9.05 x 1.57
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 1.0 10.87 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 16.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 36
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QMR
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA QMR
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3182 3174
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.0 13.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
510 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
160 @ 4200 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EDZ L61
Displacement
2.4L/148 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5500 145 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.96
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.62
Trans Order Code
DGL MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.63
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Stratus Sdn Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Normal Duty Ind MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.77
Suspension Type - Rear
Normal Duty Ind 4-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/coil springs

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