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2001 Dodge Stratus

2001 Dodge Stratus

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$307 — $5,439 USED
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Sedan
5 Seats
24-26 MPG
(Combined)
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2001 Dodge Stratus Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Dodge drops the Avenger name for its front-drive coupe and introduces a new version called the Stratus. Although the Dodge lineup also features a redesigned Stratus sedan, the coupe is not genetically related.

The coupe is based on the platform used for the Mitsubishi Galant and employs Mitsubishi engines, but the styling comes from DaimlerChrysler. The Chrysler division offers a similar coupe under the Sebring label. Mitsubishi builds the Stratus and Sebring coupes at its Illinois plant.

The Stratus sedan and similar Chrysler Sebring sedan are designed and built by parent company DaimlerChrysler. Chrysler also sells a Sebring convertible — derived from the sedan — that Dodge does not get.

Exterior
The Stratus coupe has the same basic styling as its Chrysler counterpart. Dodge gives its version a different grille, front fascia and taillights. The Stratus qualifies for midsize status with an overall length of 190 inches. However, the 103.7-inch wheelbase makes it a compact by the cars.com measuring stick.

Interior
Dodge says the rear seat in the five-passenger Stratus has more room than most coupe rivals. Front bucket seats are standard, and the 16.3-cubic foot trunk expands by folding the split rear seatback.

Air conditioning, power windows and locks, and a six-speaker sound system are standard. An Infinity seven-speaker system with cassette and CD players is optional.

Under the Hood
The base engine for the Stratus coupe is a 142-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinde...

Vehicle Overview
Dodge drops the Avenger name for its front-drive coupe and introduces a new version called the Stratus. Although the Dodge lineup also features a redesigned Stratus sedan, the coupe is not genetically related.

The coupe is based on the platform used for the Mitsubishi Galant and employs Mitsubishi engines, but the styling comes from DaimlerChrysler. The Chrysler division offers a similar coupe under the Sebring label. Mitsubishi builds the Stratus and Sebring coupes at its Illinois plant.

The Stratus sedan and similar Chrysler Sebring sedan are designed and built by parent company DaimlerChrysler. Chrysler also sells a Sebring convertible — derived from the sedan — that Dodge does not get.

Exterior
The Stratus coupe has the same basic styling as its Chrysler counterpart. Dodge gives its version a different grille, front fascia and taillights. The Stratus qualifies for midsize status with an overall length of 190 inches. However, the 103.7-inch wheelbase makes it a compact by the cars.com measuring stick.

Interior
Dodge says the rear seat in the five-passenger Stratus has more room than most coupe rivals. Front bucket seats are standard, and the 16.3-cubic foot trunk expands by folding the split rear seatback.

Air conditioning, power windows and locks, and a six-speaker sound system are standard. An Infinity seven-speaker system with cassette and CD players is optional.

Under the Hood
The base engine for the Stratus coupe is a 142-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder, and the optional engine is a 3.0-liter V-6 with 200 hp. Both are supplied by Mitsubishi and are available with a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission. The AutoStick feature, an automatic transmission that allows manual gear changes by tipping the shift lever, is available with the V-6 engine.

Antilock brakes and traction control are optional.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2001 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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27 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.3)
Performance
(4.2)
Interior Design
(4.3)
Comfort
(4.2)
Reliability
(3.9)
Value For The Money
(4.1)

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(5.0)

very reliable car and fun to drive, looks nice

by Dodge lover from Dallas, TX on August 11, 2019

body style still looks good, doesn't look like an older car. very comfortable to drive and is a sporty car. great value for the money and plenty of room for passengers Read full review

(4.0)

It was a very smooth test drive it does great on t

by Britt from Marshall,MN on October 24, 2018

This car is perfect for my first vehicle amazing trunk space, great leg room in the back for friends and family. Safe vehicle to take my nephews places. Great heat and ac Read full review

Safety

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Stratus received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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