A front-wheel drive two-door vehicle, the Dodge Stratus Coupe first appeared in 2001 after the discontinuation of the Avenger. Receiving a new front grille for 2004, the 2005 version of the Stratus Coupe may have shared similar bodywork with the sedan but featured several distinguishing characteristics. Aside from the two-door body style, the Stratus Coupes wheelbase was 4.3 inches shorter while the overall vehicle height was also lower.
Resulting in a sportier appearance, the 2005 Dodge Stratus Coupe was offered in SXT and R/T trim level choices. Powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine generating 147 horsepower, the Stratus Coupe SXT could be combined with a five-speed either manual or four-speed automatic transmission. Standard features on the coupe included a touring-tuned suspension, 16-inch aluminum wheels, power windows, air conditioning, Sentry key Engine Immobilizer and a four-disc CD player.
There were also a handful of Special Edition models of the Stratus Coupe constructed adding two-tone seats as standard equipment to the SXT. Receiving a 200-horsepower, 2.7-liter V-6 engine as standard propulsion, the 2005 Dodge Stratus Coupe R/T model included four-wheel disc brakes and fog lamps. Optional equipment found on the Dodge coupe included a six-way power adjustable drivers seat, power sunroof and anti-lock braking system.
Both the SXT and R/T engines are standard equipped with five-speed manual transmissions. On the R/T model of the Dodge Stratus Coupe, an AutoStick four-speed automatic gearbox was optional. Dodge ceased production of the two-door version of the Stratus with the conclusion of the 2005 model year.