Compare 2001 Mercury Cougar vs 2001 Dodge Stratus

2001 Mercury Cougar
2001 Dodge Stratus
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3-Door Coupe I4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe I4 23 34 $15,505 $16,700
3-Door Coupe V6 20 29 $15,955 $17,200
3-Door Coupe V6 S 20 29 $20,321 $22,050
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2-Door Coupe SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 22 30 $16,549 $17,810
4-Door Sedan SE 20 30 $16,582 $17,830
4-Door Sedan ES 20 29 $18,954 $20,465
2-Door Coupe R/T 20 28 $19,245 $20,805
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,505
$16,549
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,700
$17,810
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$297 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
34.7 36.0
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.3 52.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
51.2 51.9
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 34.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.2 86.3
Second Hip Room (in)
46.1 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
185.0 190.9
Height, Overall (in)
52.2 53.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.7 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 103.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 25.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.6 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.5 16.3
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)
8.0 x 1.5 9.0 x 1.57
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.25 x 0.94 10.0 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.5 16.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 17.3
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/60R15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
T125/90R15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
T35 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
T35 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2861 3012
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.0 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 525
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
130 @ 4000 158 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
993 EY7
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
125 @ 5500 147 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.58
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.38
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.76
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.36
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 1.95
Trans Order Code
445 DD6
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercury Cougar Dodge Stratus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Indep Quadralink Touring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 25
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Touring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32

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