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Dodge Stratus

The Dodge Stratus is a stylish midsize car with both sedan and coupe models available. This car is no longer in production, but there are plenty of used 1995 - 2006 models that will provide you with a safe, compact, and smooth ride. CARFAX offers current and insightful information about the Stratus, complete with vehicle specs, features, and proprietary data connected to specific vehicles.

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Used Dodge Stratus: In Depth


The Dodge Stratus was first released was in 1995 and was available in two models, the SE and the ES. This model year was based on the JA platform and the Stratus was the middle-grade vehicle in this group. The SE model comes standard with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and has an optional 2.4-liter engine. The ES comes standard with the 2.4-liter engine and has an optional 2.5-liter V6. The 1995 model was part of the Stratus' first generation of cars, which ended in 2000. The 2000 SE Stratus had a 5-speed manual overdrive transmission, with 132 hp and a 16-gallon gas tank. The fuel efficiency is an EPA estimated 26 city and 36 highway mpg.

The second generation spans from 2001 to 2006. In 2001, Dodge discontinued the Avenger and renamed it as the Dodge Stratus. The 2001 model had a 16-gallon gas tank, the same as the 2000 model year, and had a multi-point injection fuel system. The mpg of this vehicle is estimated at 19 city and 27 highway.

The last model, the 2006, comes standard with a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder power plant and 150-horsepower. The mpg of this vehicle is great at 22 city and 30 highway miles per gallon.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2006 Dodge Stratus a 5 out of 5 stars for overall frontal crash tests and rollover protection.

The 2006 Stratus earned a rating of "Good," the highest rating, from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety for head/neck injuries, left foot/right foot injuries, chest injuries, and for restraints/dummy kinematics.


  • The 1996 and 1997 Dodge Stratus was on Car and Driver's Ten Best list.
  • The 2006 model includes, one-touch power windows, which make it easy to control the air temperature and wind pressure within the vehicle.

Vehicle Overview

Stratus Number of Service Records

Carfax Facts

On average, a used Dodge Stratus has approximately 6.2 service records, such as tire rotations or transmission fluid changes. 48 percent have more than 5 service records, an indication of a well-maintained vehicle.

Average Odometer Reading

Carfax Chart

If you are looking for a Dodge Stratus with no more than 95,000 miles, start your search with the 2006 model year.

2006 Stratus Specifications

  • 2.4 liter 4-cyl

  • 22 city / 30 hwy mpg 


  • Front-wheel drive
  • 4-speed manual

  • 150 hp @ 5,500 rpm

  • 108 inches

My mom was helping me buy a used car and we found a Dodge Stratus ES. The car looked clean and looked like it was not wrecked, but we still did a CARFAX check on the vehicle. We found out it was wrecked and had 6 Owners. CARFAX saved us from potentially buying a junk car.

—Isaiah Davenport