Compare 2003 Dodge Stratus vs 2003 Ford Escape

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4-Door Sedan SE
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
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4-Door 103" WB XLS Value
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
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
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
Liftover Height (in)
31.3 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 70.1
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
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- 34.9
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 36.4
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
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
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 16.0
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.0
Tires
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 -
Rear Tire Size
P205/65TR15 P225/70R15
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
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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 28
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.31
Trans Type
4 5
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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