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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 22 30 $16,807 $18,080
4-Door Sedan SXT 22 30 $17,766 $19,145
2-Door Coupe SE 24 32 $17,944 $19,360
4-Door Sedan ES 21 28 $19,966 $21,590
4-Door Sedan R/T 21 28 $20,290 $21,950
2-Door Coupe R/T 21 29 $20,505 $22,205
4-Door 103" WB XLS Value
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 103" WB XLS Value 23 28 $17,401 $18,710
4-Door 103" WB XLS Sport 23 28 $18,207 $19,595
4-Door 103" WB XLS Popular 19 25 $18,848 $20,300
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLS Popular 18 23 $20,327 $21,925
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 19 25 $20,677 $22,310
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 2 19 25 $20,837 $22,485
4-Door 103" WB XLT Sport 19 25 $21,705 $23,440
4-Door 103" WB XLT Premium 19 25 $21,796 $23,540
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Popular 2 18 23 $22,315 $24,110
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Sport 18 23 $23,184 $25,065
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Premium 18 23 $23,275 $25,165
4-Door 103" WB Limited 19 25 $23,544 $25,460
4-Door 103" WB 4WD Limited 18 23 $25,023 $27,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,807
$17,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,080
$18,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$301 / month
$312 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-size 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.1 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94 133.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.1 49.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 56.3
Second Head Room (in) 35.8 39.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 52.5 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 31.3 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.6 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.4 -
Length, Overall (in) 191.2 -
Height, Overall (in) 54.9 69.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 -
Wheelbase (in) 108.0 103.0
Step Up Height - Front (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - 34.9
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - 36.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 7.8
Side Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) - 33.4
Step Up Height - Side (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - 41.0
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 25.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 173.0
Side Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 7.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.0 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - 52.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 38.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 35.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 33.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 40.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - 59.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 69.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.55 10.94 x 1.0
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
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.57 9.0 x 1.65
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 16.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.7 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/65TR15 P225/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/65TR15 P225/70R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T135/90R17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3207 3019
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 17 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 510 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 110
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5500 127 @ 5400
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 160 @ 4200 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code EDZ 99B
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.31
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.21 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 2.06
Trans Order Code DGL 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.91 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.67
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Stratus Ford Escape
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Normal Duty Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 NA
Suspension Type - Front Normal Duty MacPherson Strut
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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