First presented in the year 1995, the Dodge Stratus is a mid size four door sedan that is related to the Plymouth Breeze and Chrysler Cirrus; together, the three cars are referred to as “Cloud Cars.” All three vehicles were featured on the Ten Best list of Car and Driver magazine for the years 1996 and 1997.
The Dodge Stratus was the subject of much acclaim upon its launch in the mid 1990s. Over time, however, its ratings began to fall. In the first half of 2006, production on the Dodge Stratus at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant came to a halt. By that time, over a million Dodge Stratus vehicles had been built there since the year 2000. In the year 2007, the Dodge Avenger was released as a replacement vehicle for the Dodge Stratus.
The Dodge Stratus was intended to be the middle entry on the JA platform, stationed between the higher end Cirrus and the lower end Breeze. The Dodge Stratus was made available in two forms – the base, with a 2.0 L straight 4 with an optional SOHC 2.4 L; and the EDS, which came with the standard DOHC 2.4 L, with an optional 2.5 L V6 Configuration.