Dodge Stratus: Still the Fine American Car

Running under the brand name Dodge are a concoction of vehicles that vary from the large and power trucks to the very functional sedans and to the very sporty small cars. Even so, all of these vehicles that run under Dodge’s umbrella are all created to be muscular and powerful, even the small ones.

The Dodge brand is handled by the DaimlerChrysler automobile corporation. They became a part of that corporation in 1928. However, the Dodge has already been making waves since its creation in 1901, and it was John Francis Dodge and Horace Elgin Dodge who started it with the Dodge Brothers Bicycle and Machine Factory. At present, running under the Dodge brand are a variety of models that include the Dodge Neon, the Dodge SRT4, the Dodge Stratus, the Dodge Viper, the Dodge Magnum, the Dodge Caravan, the Dodge Durango, the Dodge Ram Truck, and the Dodge Sprinter.

The Dodge Stratus has twins in its family – the Chrysler Cirrus, and the Plymouth Breeze. The Dodge Stratus though was first introduced to the automobile market in 1995 and had held four doors. This vehicle was based and built on the Chrysler JA platform.

As part of the Dodge family, the Dodge Stratus is a fine American car, just like its siblings. It delivers excellent performance, easy convenience, and a unique styling. This vehicle comes in two styles that comprise of the more compact Dodge Stratus Coupe and, the larger of the two, the Dodge Stratus Sedan. Both are offered in two trims which are the sporty R/T and the family-focused trim level. Coming standard for this vehicle are two powerful engines. There is the 2.4 liter 16V DOHC engine with four cylinders and the 2.7 liter V6 DOHC engine with 24 V. The former is standard on the sedan line up while the latter is standard for the coupe line. The Dodge Stratus has superb towing power as well as a 4 speed automatic transmission providing a peak performance. The Dodge Stratus guarantees users a comfortable ride which is all due to its confident suspension, quick steering, and easy handling. It has the capacity to grip the road securely thus preventing any mishaps while driving.

Standard features for the Dodge Stratus include dual front airbags, an emergency inside trunk release, air conditioning, a power steering, a cruise control, cloth upholstery, front bucket seats, a center console, a remote keyless entry, an AM/FM/CD player, a digital clock, a tachometer, variable-intermittent wipers, visor mirrors, a rear defogger, automatic-off headlights, floormats, sixteen inch alloy wheels, anti-lock four wheel disc brakes, map lights, and a theft-deterrent system.

Options for this vehicle include leather upholstery, an 8-way power driver seat with lumbar adjustment, a power sunroof, a unique interior trim, fog lights, chrome alloy wheels, a special instrument panel trim, a rear spoiler, traction control, antilock four wheel disc brakes, a universal garage-door opener, an automatic day/night rearview mirror, a central locking system, a trip computer, and rear assist handles.