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2006 Dodge Stratus Sedan - Overview

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$20,825 – $23,755 MSRP

$19,278 – $21,915 Invoice

21 / 28 MPG City/Hwy

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2006 Dodge Stratus Sedan

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Overview

What's New
Dodge updates its midsize Stratus sedan for the 2006 model year with a freshened appearance, refreshed interior, and three new value packages. The Leather Value Package includes leather-trimmed seats, eight-way power driver's seat with manual lumbar, power sunroof, premium headliner with grab handles, illuminated vanity mirrors and map lamps, and a cassette player. The Chrome Value Package includes chrome wheels, fog lamps, a body-colored spoiler, and special instrument panel bezels. The Protection Value Package includes four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, low-speed traction control, and side curtain air bags.

Overview
Dodge introduced the Stratus sedan as a 1995 model. In 2002, a Stratus coupe (replacing the Dodge Avenger) joined the model's lineup, but production of the two-door version ended with the 2005 model year. For 2006, Dodge offers two models of the Stratus: SXT and R/T.

The Stratus SXT is powered by a 150-hp, 2.4L four-cylinder engine linked to a 4-speed automatic transmission. Standard features include air conditioning, tilt steering column, power windows/mirrors/locks, cloth seating, remote keyless entry, cruise control, 16-inch wheels, CD player, and rear drum brakes.

For 2006, the R/T gets a more sporty appearance with a 360-degree ground effects body kit and racing-style rear spoiler with magnesium wings. It also receives performance suspension tuning, four-wheel ABS disc brakes with low-speed traction control, 17-inch wheels, and a low-restriction exhaust. Interior updates include newly-designed, leather-trimmed bucket seats with perforated leather inserts, eight-way power driver's seat with adjustable lumbar support, leather-trimmed steering wheel with audio controls, and new instrument panel bezels. The R/T also has a premium headliner, a 120-watt Premium Gold audio system, fog lamps, and a compass/temperature display. Options include side curtain air bags, sunroof, satellite radio, central locks, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a 6-disc CD player. The Stratus R/T is powered by a 200-hp, 2.7L V-6, which is also linked to a 4-speed automatic but includes an AutoStick manual shifting feature.

The Competition
Dodge Stratus sedans compete in the Midsize Conventional segment, a very competitive group that accounts for some 2.5 million annual sales, or 15 percent of the overall U.S. light-vehicle market.

The segment includes the Toyota Camry sedan, the best-selling car in the United States in calendar year 2005 with 376,803 units, according to the J.D. Power and Associates Sales Report.SM Other strong sellers include the Honda Accord (369,293), Nissan Altima (255,371), and Chevrolet Malibu (245,861). Dodge sold 75,741 Stratus sedans in calendar year 2005.

Available Trims for the 2006 Dodge Stratus Sedan

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
SXT 4 speed automatic $20,825 150-hp / 2.4L 4-cyl 22/30
R/T 4 speed automatic $23,755 200-hp / 2.7L 6-cyl 21/28

Top Rated Midsize Cars

  • 2006 Toyota Camry Sedan

    $18,445–$25,805 Base MSRP

    $16,875–$22,966 Invoice

    20/28 MPG City/Hwy

    Overall Quality 5.0

    Overall Performance and Design 3.0

    Overall Dependability 5.0

  • 2006 Honda Accord Coupe

    $20,375–$29,400 Base MSRP

    $18,355–$26,465 Invoice

    20/29 MPG City/Hwy

    Overall Quality 5.0

    Overall Performance and Design 5.0

    Overall Dependability 5.0

  • 2006 Honda Accord Sedan

    $18,225–$29,300 Base MSRP

    $16,423–$26,375 Invoice

    20/29 MPG City/Hwy

    Overall Quality 5.0

    Overall Performance and Design 5.0

    Overall Dependability 5.0

  • 2006 Honda Accord Hybrid Sedan

    $30,990–$32,990 Base MSRP

    $27,894–$29,691 Invoice

    25/34 MPG City/Hwy

    Overall Quality 5.0

    Overall Performance and Design 5.0

    Overall Dependability 5.0

  • 2006 Hyundai Sonata Sedan

    $17,895–$22,895 Base MSRP

    $16,511–$20,961 Invoice

    20/30 MPG City/Hwy

    Overall Quality 3.0

    Overall Performance and Design 5.0

    Overall Dependability 3.0

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