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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 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.4 -
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
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 7.8
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- 33.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.0 -
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
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 16.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 16.0
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3207 3019
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
510 550
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5500 127 @ 5400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
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
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Dodge Stratus Ford Escape
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 NA
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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