Dodge Stratus Models and Stratus History

Debuting in 1995 as a replacement to the Dodge Spirit, the mid-sized Stratus sedan applied several traits found with vehicles built on the LH platform models such as the Dodge Intrepid. In 1998, the Dodge Stratus was offered in a base and ES trim level.


Equipped with standard features such as air conditioning, front airbags and a cassette player, the base Dodge Stratus came standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine generating 131 horsepower. A 150-horsepower 2.4-liter powerplant was also available on the base Stratus for 1998. A five-speed manual gearbox is included with the 2.0-liter engine while the 2.4-liter receives a standard four-speed automatic transmission in ES trim.



With the Dodge Stratus ES model, a 2.5-liter V-6 engine producing 168 horsepower was optional. Initially identified only to a four-door sedan, Dodge dropped the Avenger coupe in 2000 resulting in the introduction of a two-door version of the Stratus for the following year. Along with the choice of the two-door or four-door body style, the 2001 Dodge Stratus featured revised styling.



A sport-oriented R/T version of the Dodge Stratus was available as a two-door only in 2001 powered by a 3.0-liter V-6 generating 200 horsepower combined with a standard five-speed manual transmission. The sedan version in R/T joined the Stratus line-up in 2002. Front-end styling for the mid-sized vehicle was revised again in 2004 moving the distinctive Dodge grille higher with the brand crest positioned in the center. The Dodge Stratus continued to be sold through the 2006 model year.


New and Used Stratus Prices, Dodge Stratus Model Years and History

Available as a mid-size coupe or sedan, the five-passenger 2004 Dodge Stratus offers sporty style in a package slotting above the Neon and below the Intrepid in size.
Available as a five-passenger coupe or sedan, the 2003 Dodge Stratus sedan is a carryover but the sporty coupe has been totally redesigned.
A mid-size five-passenger car with sporty style, the 2002 Dodge Stratus is available as a two-door coupe or a four-door sedan.
The 2001 Dodge Stratus is a sporty mid-size car that seats five passengers and is available as a sedan or a coupe.
A sporty mid-size sedan with room for five, the 2000 Dodge Stratus is offered in two well-equipped trims and it boasts an excellent 37 mpg highway fuel economy rating.
The 1999 Dodge Stratus is a sporty mid-size five-passenger sedan that is available in two trims; the 37 mpg on the highway base or the 168 hp ES.
A sporty mid-size five-passenger sedan, the 1998 Dodge Stratus is available in two trims, both of which are fuel-efficient.