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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 26 37 $13,771 $14,990
4-Door Sedan ES 26 37 $15,369 $16,785
4-Door Wagon GS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 20 28 $17,864 $19,555
4-Door Sedan LS 19 28 $20,164 $22,140
4-Door Wagon GS 19 27 $17,864 $19,555
4-Door Wagon LS 18 26 $20,164 $22,140
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,771
$17,864
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,990
$19,555
Monthly Payment Estimate
$250 / month
$326 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-size Mid-Size Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 38.9
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 55.8
Second Leg Room (in) 38.1 38.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.1 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.9 104.1
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 57.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 186.0 199.1
Height, Overall (in) 54.1 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 108.0 108.5
Liftover Height (in) 25.1 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.0 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 61.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - 49.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - 27.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.7 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 38.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 46.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 38.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 32.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - 80.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 81.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.1 x 0.5
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x 1.3 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.9 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.0 38.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.6 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/70R14 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D14 T135/70R15
Front Tire Order Code NA T32
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/70R14 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA T32
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 110
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2911 3476
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.5 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 510 540
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 129 @ 5000 170 @ 3250
Engine Order Code ECB 99U
Displacement 2.0L/122 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 132 @ 6000 145 @ 5250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.13 1.54
Trans Order Code DD5 44L
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.83 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54 2.77
Clutch Size (in) 9.0 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 2.26
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Base 4 Door Wagon GS
Vehicle Name Dodge Stratus Mercury Sable
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.22 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear Independent SLA Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30.1 30.0
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.55 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30.1 36.0
 
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