The 2006 Dodge Stratus Sedan: Athletic Appearance Combined With Performance And Practicality Equals Great Value

September 1, 2005 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

Dodge recharges its Stratus Sedan for the 2006 model year with an updated sport appearance, refreshed interior and new value packages. New features combined with powerful performance attributes, top government safety ratings and a roomy interior make the 2006 Dodge Stratus Sedan a tremendous value and attractive choice in the mid-size car segment.

"With crisp handling, a 200-horsepower engine, sport-tuned suspension and the R/T model's new aggressively styled sport appearance, the 2006 Stratus Sedan embodies the performance heritage of the Dodge brand," said Darryl Jackson, Vice President-Dodge Marketing.

Dodge offers two models of the Stratus Sedan for 2006: Dodge Stratus SXT and the revitalized Dodge Stratus R/T.

2006 Dodge Stratus SXT
The Dodge Stratus SXT is powered by a 2.4-liter, DOHC, 16-valve, four-cylinder engine that produces 150 horsepower (112 kW) and 160 lb.-ft. (218 Nom) of torque with a four-speed automatic transaxle.

Standard features on the 2006 Dodge Stratus SXT include air conditioning, tilt-steering column, power windows, power exterior mirrors, power door locks, front and rear floor mats, cloth low-back bucket seats, remote keyless entry, Sentry Key® engine immobilizer, speed control, power front disc/rear drum brakes, 16-inch aluminum wheels, AM/FM stereo radio with a single-disc CD player and a ?12-volt auxiliary power outlet.

The Dodge Stratus SXT offers three optional special value packages for the 2006 model year:

  • Leather Value Package includes leather-trimmed seats, eight-way power driver's seat, manual lumbar, power sun roof, a premium headliner, (which includes grab handles, illuminated ?vanity mirrors and map lamps), and an ?AM/FM stereo with cassette and CD player 
  • Chrome Value Package includes chrome-clad wheels, fog lamps, body-color spoiler, and Camelot instrument panel bezels
  • Protection Value Package includes power four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes, low-speed traction control and side-curtain air bags

Other optional features on the 2006 Dodge Stratus SXT include a compass/temperature display, eight-way power driver's seat, SIRIUS Satellite Radio with a free first-year subscription, an AM/FM stereo radio with cassette and single-disc CD player, automatic-dimming rearview mirror and a premium headliner that includes illuminated visor mirrors, rear grab handles and front map lamps.

2006 Dodge Stratus R/T
The 2006 Dodge Stratus R/T sedan is powered by a standard 2.7-liter, DOHC, 24-valve, V-6 engine that produces 200 horsepower (149 kW) and 190 lb.-ft. (258 Nom) of torque combined with a four-speed automatic transaxle with AutoStick®.

The Dodge Stratus R/T's new sport appearance comes from aggressively styled body-color 360-degree ground effects package and a racing-inspired body-color rear spoiler with magnesium wings. The Dodge Stratus R/T is equipped with a performance suspension with front- and rear-stabilizer bars, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with low-speed traction control, 17-inch performance tires with new 17-inch Satin Silver aluminum wheels and a low-restriction tuned exhaust with a 3-inch oversized chrome tip.
The updated interior includes newly designed leather-trimmed bucket seats with perforated leather inserts. The leather, eight-way power driver's seat with driver adjustable lumbar support and the newly padded armrest are accented with Medium Slate Gray stitching. Additional new interior touches include a leather-trimmed steering wheel with a perforated leather insert and integrated audio steering wheel-mounted controls. A leather-wrapped shift knob completes the leather trim detail. The instrument panel bezels also get a new Mini-Carbon pattern for 2006.

Additional standard features on the Dodge Stratus R/T include a premium headliner, (which features illuminated visor mirrors, rear grab handles and front map lamps), air conditioning, power windows and locks, AM/FM stereo with CD player and single-disc CD player, a Premium Gold™ sound system (which includes six speakers and a 120-watt amplifier), air conditioning, power windows and locks, a compass/temperature display and fog lamps.

Optional features include supplemental side-curtain air bags, a sun roof, SIRIUS Satellite Radio with a free first-year subscription, security alarm system, central door locks, automatic-dimming rearview mirror, AM/FM stereo radio with cassette and a six-disc CD player. A full-size spare tire with matching wheel also is available on the Stratus R/T.

Silver Steel Metallic is the new color option for the Dodge Stratus SXT for 2006, joining Linen Gold, Magnesium, Midnight Blue, Inferno Red, Satin Jade, Bright Silver Metallic, Brilliant Black Crystal and Stone White. Bright Silver is a new color option for the 2006 Dodge Stratus R/T, along with Inferno Red and Brilliant Black Crystal. Brilliant Black Crystal, Inferno Red, Bright Silver and Stone White are available with the Chrome Value Package.

The 2006 Dodge Stratus Sedan is manufactured at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich., alongside the Chrysler Sebring Convertible and Chrysler Sebring Sedan.

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