2004 Dodge Stratus

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18 reviews
Available Price Range $927-$6,055 Trims6 Combined MPG 24-28 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2004 Dodge Stratus

Our Take

Dodge’s midsize Stratus sedans get a restyled front end that includes a monochromatic grille for the sporty R/T (road/track) edition for the 2004 model year. The lineup also includes SE and ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Manual-gearbox operation in R/T
  • Ride comfort on rough surfaces
  • Side-impact crash-test rating in sedan
  • Resale value

Notable Features

  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual gearbox available for coupe
  • Mild face-lift for sedan
  • Optional side-curtain airbags for sedan


Our Expert Reviews

The technical term is mid-cycle freshening. That means with the next-generation Stratus not due to arrive until the 2006 model year, it's time for Dodge to use cosmetics to touch up age marks on the old model. And that means new front fasciaand grille treatment as well as some equipment upgrades to make Stratus a bit more appealing as it awaits eventual replacement. We tested the '04 ... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

4.2 out of 5

Based on 18 reviews

Dodge Stratus R/T

by Mopar lover from Denver, Colo. on March 1, 2011

This is a very nice car. I bought it in Dec.,and so far it has been very good. The former owner took good care of it. It looks as good as it runs.

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 7 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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