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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE
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Trim

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
ION 1 4-Door Sedan Manual
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 1 26 33 $10,673 $11,430
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 1 24 32 $11,510 $12,330
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 2 26 33 $12,608 $13,510
2-Door Coupe Manual ION 2 26 33 $13,091 $14,030
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 2 24 32 $13,445 $14,410
2-Door Coupe Automatic ION 2 24 32 $13,928 $14,930
4-Door Sedan Manual ION 3 26 33 $14,003 $15,010
2-Door Coupe Manual ION 3 26 33 $14,486 $15,530
4-Door Sedan Automatic ION 3 24 32 $14,840 $15,910
2-Door Coupe Automatic ION 3 24 32 $15,323 $16,430
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,807
$10,673
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,080
$11,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$301 / month
$191 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.1 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94 93.0
Second Hip Room (in) 53.1 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 35.8 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 52.5 49.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 31.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.6 67.2
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.2 184.5
Height, Overall (in) 54.9 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 58.4
Wheelbase (in) 108.0 103.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.0 14.7
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.55 10.1 x - TBD -
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 9.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 13.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.7 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/65TR15 P185/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/65TR15 P185/70R14
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 120
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 2653
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.3 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 510 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 105
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5500 140 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 160 @ 4200 145 @ 4400
Engine Order Code EDZ L61
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 33
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.35
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.21 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 2.02
Trans Order Code DGL M86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.91 3.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.98
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual Trans
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.58
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Stratus Saturn Ion
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Normal Duty Semi-indep. Torsion
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Normal Duty Independent Strut
 
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