2005 Dodge Stratus Overview


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2005 Dodge Stratus Overview

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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    Why Is Driver Side Floor Wet?

    driver side floor is really wet. car sits under a carport and we haven't had any real rail in over three weeks. been hot and running air constantly. i'm thinking condensation from the condenser. if ...

    28 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 days ago)

    Won't Start, Clicking, Replaced Starter And Battery.

    Ok guys I'm working on an 05 stratus and it wouldn't start, battery was fine as well as the connections. Replaced the starter, still clicked, starts once in awhile. I've worked on many cars and it...

    1 view with no answers yet

    Car Stalled While Driving. 2005 Dodge Stratus

    need to find a good mechanic .. no fire power to start it .. put a new foil pack in it already. turns over and just wont crank due to no fire power.,,,,

    8 views with no answers yet

    Dodge Stratus

    After driving 400 miles no problems at all but after getting almost home the car died and now won't start will turn over but won't start

    5 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)

    Transmission Not Working In Reverse

    4 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)