2005 Dodge Stratus Overview


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Avg. Price: $4,488
R/T Coupe
12 national listings
238 national listings
SXT Coupe
Avg. Price: $4,658

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4.25 stars

Based on 16 reviews

Pleasent Surprises by Tony
 — Performance – acceleration 8, braking 9, handling 9 Build Quality – has it needed repairs? just standard maintinence. Appearance – both interior would like heated seats and exterior styling awesome C... Read More
Xxxx by Richard
 — Great gas mileage and road performance. Great car on open road. The pinstripe makes it look sporty and makes us feel younger. It has the get up and go when we need it. Test drive one and you will ... Read More
Great by Kurt
 — The car rides comfortably with great handeling. It has enough power to get up and go but not be dangerous. The gas milage is awesome at 24 in town and 32 highway. This is a very fun car to drive an... Read More

2005 Dodge Stratus Overview

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Based on 16 reviews

2005 Dodge Stratus

For 2005, the biggest change in the Dodge Stratus comes from the new Coupe versions of the SXT and R/T trims. In addition, Dodge offers a new sport appearance package that makes the SXT look a little more like the sportier R/T. The Stratus offers a choice between inline-4 and V6 powertrains.

Gas mileage averages out to 22 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway, with the SXT Coupe giving you the best performance. Coupes have two doors and seat 5, while sedans have four doors and seat 5. The R/T offers a lot more standard features than the lower-grade SXT.

Overall, critics like the Stratus' low price and big trunk. Otherwise, the midsize sedan looks like it's getting a little long in the tooth. The powertrains simply don't measure up, and other features have remained stagnant. Look for the Stratus to have one last go-round in 2006 and then ride off into the sunset.


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Dodge Stratus Questions


Do I Need To Replace Ball Joints In Pairs Or Just Replace Whats Broken?

Do you know if they should be replaced in pairs? Upper and lower pairs. In other words, should I do both front uppers at the same time or Should I replace both upper and lower at the same time, or o...

16 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

Does The 2005 Dodge Stratus Front Upper Ball Joint Be Replaced Without The ...

I have a bad upper ball joint but do not know if I can replace it with out replacing the upper arm assembly. Does anyone know if these come permanently pressed together as one piece or are they repl...

23 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
Justin Waterman

Is The 2005 Dodge Status R/t Coupe 3.0 Liter Engine An Interference Engine ...

Keep in mind this is the 2005 Road and track coupe, I don't know if there's any difference, it's still the 2005 3.0 liter engine.

14 views with 9 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

Dodge Stratus Rear Wheel Tire Wear

the inside tread on my rear wheels is worn much more than the outside tread is this an alignment issue or shocks/springs

33 views with 4 answers (last answer about a month ago)
David Longobardo

2005 Stratus R/t...no Start,no Crank...

Turn the key all I get is a big click that sounds like the bendix kicks on and then nothing. Have replaced the battery (it was over due) and still the same "click" and nothing. I have gone through the...

143 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)