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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 Hip Room (in) 56.2 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 55.2
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
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.1 95.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 38.1
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 Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 81.3 -
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 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
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
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
Rear Tire Order Code T32 NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
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 - City (MPG) 19 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 37
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.26 3.42
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Wagon GS 4 Door Sedan Base
Vehicle Name Mercury Sable Dodge Stratus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 36.0 30.1
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
 
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