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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon GS
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 20 28 $17,864 $19,555
4-Door Sedan LS 19 28 $20,164 $22,140
4-Door Wagon GS 19 27 $17,864 $19,555
4-Door Wagon LS 18 26 $20,164 $22,140
4-Door Sedan Base
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Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 26 37 $13,771 $14,990
4-Door Sedan ES 26 37 $15,369 $16,785
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,864
$13,771
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,555
$14,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$326 / month
$250 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Station Wagon Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 36.8
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 52.8
Second Leg Room (in) 38.5 38.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.1 95.9
Second Hip Room (in) 56.2 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 199.1 186.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 49.0 -
Height, Overall (in) 57.6 54.1
Liftover Height (in) NA 25.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 108.5 108.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 27.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 71.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 38.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 46.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 38.4 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 32.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 80.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 81.3 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.5 NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 7.9 x 1.3
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0 10.2 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.0 37.0
Steering Type Variable Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.96 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.6
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/65R15 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size T135/70R15 T125/70D14
Front Tire Order Code T32 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code T32 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1100 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 110 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3476 2911
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 14 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 510
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 3250 129 @ 5000
Engine Order Code 99U ECB
Displacement 3.0L/182 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 145 @ 5250 132 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 26
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 2.13
Trans Order Code 44L DD5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.77 2.83
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.77 3.54
Clutch Size (in) NA 9.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.36
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.26 3.42
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Wagon GS 4 Door Sedan Base
Vehicle Name Mercury Sable Dodge Stratus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 1.22
Suspension Type - Rear Independent SLA Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30.0 30.1
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.55 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 36.0 30.1
 
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