Compare 1998 Dodge Stratus vs 1998 Ford Taurus

1998 Dodge Stratus
1998 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 27 37 $13,749 $14,965
4-Door Sedan ES 21 30 $16,263 $17,790
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 19 28 $17,055 $18,445
4-Door Sedan SE 19 28 $17,833 $19,525
4-Door Sedan SE Comfort 18 27 $17,833 $19,525
4-Door Wagon SE 19 28 $19,399 $21,285
4-Door Wagon SE Comfort 18 27 $19,399 $21,285
4-Door Sedan SHO 17 25 $26,265 $29,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,749
$17,055
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,965
$18,445
Monthly Payment Estimate
$249 / month
$307 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-size Midsize Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 36.2
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 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.9 101.0
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 57.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
186.0 197.5
Height, Overall (in)
54.3 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
108.0 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
28.4 24.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.7 15.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x 1.3 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.9 10.8 x 1.00
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 38.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
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
T125/70D15 T135/70R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/70R14 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1250
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 125
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2922 3294
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.0 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
128 @ 5000 170 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
ECB 99U
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
131 @ 6000 145 @ 5250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.13 1.54
Trans Order Code
DD5 44L
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD 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 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 Sedan
Vehicle Name
Dodge Stratus Ford Taurus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.1 36
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Indep MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.1 36

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