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Don't miss this opportunity to snap up a Classic Stratum station wagon at a bargain price. A short-lived Zirconium model that was plagued with bad reviews... Or as we like to call it, Limited Edition!
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The Stratum is a mid-sized four-door station wagon featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. It is manufactured by Zirconium in the HD Universe.

Design

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Stratum's design is taken from the fifth generation (1994–1997) Honda Accord wagon, however D-pillars have been added. The car's real-life counterpart also fails to fit in the game's time setting of 1992. It could also be based on the Saturn SW, which sports a similar design and a fitting manufacturing year.

The Stratum assumes a more streamlined design compared to the Solair, and it is considered a tuner. The front of the car has a panel between the headlights in place of a regular grille, black details on the doors and around the windows, and small red tail lights on the rear quarters. The gas cap can be seen on the rear right side. The car spawns in a variety of single colors applied on the body.

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Zirconium Stratum 2.6GT carries over a very similar design in GTA IV, with its primary inspiration taken from the fifth generation Honda Accord station wagon or Saturn SW (with the same added pillars as the previous rendition), albeit with a front end derived from the S3-R31 and R32 Nissan Skyline, as seen in the hood, hood badge and grill (R31) and headlight design (R32). The rear end greatly resembles the first generation Subaru Impreza station wagon along with taillights and the Stratum lettering resembling a first generation Isuzu Impulse, although much longer and C-pillars which may be derived from the 1996-2001 Toyota Camry wagon. The Stratum also could loosely resemble a Ford EF Falcon Wagon.

The Stratum retains the overall design from the GTA San Andreas iteration, being more streamlined and sportier than the Solair and Ingot. The front of the car is largely similar, but there are small intakes added beside the number plate and two black strips with front-facing rectangular fog lamps, while the upper area has a small grille and the corresponding badges on the central panel. The sides are largely similar to its previous iteration, but "ZIRCONIUM" badges are added on the front portions, between the front arches and the front doors, while the roof features an aerial on the back section. The rear features additional tail lights and yellow reflectors on the rear compartment door, as well as additional badging above and "STRATUM" embossed between the tail lights. The rear bumper features black strips and the number plate on the center, while a single titanium-tipped exhaust pipe can be seen on the driver's side, just below the bumper.

The Stratum can be seen either in stock form or with a variety of extras installed on it, being the following:

  • A custom lip/extender at the bottom of the front bumper.
  • A glass pane or a solid panel on the sunroof. Sometimes, it may have no component.
  • Two black luggage racks on the roof.
  • A roof spoiler on top of the rear window. This component also adds a "Twin Turbo" badge on the passenger side of the rear compartment door.

The car is seen in a variety of single colours for the body, and it uses a set of seven-spoke rims with medium-profile tyres.

The Stratum is equipped with a GPS system with a male voice but only if the player leaves the "selected cars" (default) option in the audio menu.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

In Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, the Stratum's design remains unchanged, although the Zirconium badges on both ends change from red to blue. The car also gains an updated interior in the enhanced version, being the "Feroci" interior and dial set also used on cars such as the Ingot and the Intruder. The extra components from the GTA IV iteration were also retained, although there is no option to install/remove these in Los Santos Customs and other mod shops.

Again, the car spawns in a variety of single colours on the body and retains the same wheel design, which is also shared with the Asterope.

Current Design Gallery


Version History Gallery

Performance

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Acceleration and speed are surprisingly good, considering the Stratum’s size. The drivetrain is front-engine, rear-drive, making the Stratum a good selection as a drive-by vehicle. The body is weak, however, making the car susceptible to intense damage from high-speed impacts and heavy gunfire.

GTA San Andreas Overview


Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.cfg
N/A 124 / 200 5 Petrol RWD 1800 / 3968
Observed
N/A N/A 5 Inline-4 RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Stratum's handling is quite good, though oversteer can be dramatic at times, and its suspension evens out bumps without being excessively soft. Braking is acceptable, giving the car a good braking time which is helped by its low ride height and small weight. Crash deformation is very good, with the Stratum keeping most of its shape in a collision; engine build quality, however, is less desirable, with the Stratum often left disabled after only a few impacts. Acceleration is rather decent, and has a high top speed, overtaking some other sedans and cars of similar design.

The Stratum appears to be powered by an inline-4 with a single turbo fitted (contrary to the optional "Twin Turbo" badging seen in models with the spoiler extra), alongside the turbocharger's air filter seen at the bottom right. This engine is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in a RWD configuration. The engine sound is smooth, comparable to that of the Solair and the Ingot, which are also station wagons.

GTA IV Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engines Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.dat
N/A 84 / 135 5 N/A RWD 1900 / 4189
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 2.6L Twin Turbo (Badging) N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 5 FR DOHC Turbocharged Inline-4 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

In GTA V, the Stratum performs better due to the revamped handling in the game. It also gains more responsive handling, and braking is improved further, although this is still relatively poor compared to other cars in its class. The vehicle is noticeably slightly lighter, as it seems to glide around corners with little understeer. The steering itself, however, feels somewhat heavy and can serve as a handicap to an inexperienced driver.

Again the engine is the same turbocharged inline-4 with a 5-speed gearbox. However, it gains an all-wheel-drive layout (40%–60%, front to rear torque distribution), and retains the "Twin Turbo" badge seen in models with the spoiler extra, despite no changes being made to the engine. The engine sound is rather smooth, appearing to be similar to the one used in the modern Oracle.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 84 / 135 5 N/A AWD
40% FWD
60% RWD
1800 / 3968 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 2.6L Twin Turbo (Badging) N/A N/A N/A
Observed
15.6 Seconds 95 / 152 5 F4 DOHC Turbocharged Inline-4 (In-game model) AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Stratum-GTAV-RSCStats.png
Speed
72.434425%
Acceleration
52.499996%
Braking
20%
Traction
66.666672%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Possible combinations of modifications that can be given to the Stratum at Wheel Arch Angels in GTA San Andreas.

The Stratum is considered a tuner, and can be upgraded at Wheel Arch Angels in Ocean Flats, San Fierro.

Type Upgrade Cost Image
Paint Jobs Paintjob 1 $500
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Paintjob 2 $500
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Paintjob 3 $500
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Colors Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $150
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Exhausts Alien Exhaust $830
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X-Flow Exhaust $720
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Front Bumper Alien Front Bumper $1030
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X-Flow Front Bumper $930
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Rear Bumper Alien Rear Bumper $1030
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X-Flow Rear Bumper $920
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Roof Alien Roof Vent $230
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X-Flow Roof Vent $180
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Spoilers Alien Spoiler $620
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X-Flow Spoiler $530
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Side Skirts Alien Side Skirts $520
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X-Flow Side Skirts $430
XflowSideSkirts-1.png
Wheels Cutter $1030
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Rimshine $980
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Mega $1030
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Grove $1230
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Switch $900
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Shadow $1100
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Classic $1620
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Dollar $1560
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Import $820
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Atomic $770
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Car Stereo Bass Boost $100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $1500
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Nitro 2x Nitrous $200
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5x Nitrous $500
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10x Nitrous $1000
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Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online)
Armor No Armor $100 $200
Armor Upgrade 20% $500 $4,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $1,250 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 60% $2,000 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $3,500 $21,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $5,000 $30,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $100 $200
Street Brakes $2,000 $4,000
Sport Brakes $2,700 $5,400
Race Brakes $3,500 $7,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $900 $1,800
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $1,250 $2,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $1,800 $3,600
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $3,350 $6,700
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $100 $200
Xenon Lights $300 $3,000
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights - -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $1,250
Plates Blue on White 1 $50 $200
Blue on White 2 $50 $200
Blue on White 3 $50 $200
Yellow on Blue $75 $300
Yellow on Black $150 $600
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors - -
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $1,000
Suspension Stock Suspension $100 $200
Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Stock Transmission $100 $200
Street Transmission $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo None $500 $1,000
Turbo Tuning $2,500 $30,000
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels - -
Windows None $100 $500
Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

Image Gallery

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Puncture Wounds - CJ has to burst the tires of the Stratum driven by a woman, toward the countryside, with one of three spike strips available, as CJ and Cesar need a Stratum to complete Wang Cars' list.

Notable Owners

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Locations

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V

Scenarios

The Stratum is part of two vehiclemodelsets, "CARS_STATION_WAGON" and "CARS_TOURIST". The first set of cars is exclusive to the Stratum, Regina and Ingot. It isn't very common, but does appear in specific locations which guarantees a 1/3 chance of the Stratum spawning. The Tourist selection of cars is a collection of several low-medium end cars such as the BeeJay XL and Camper, which spawn in specific "tourist" locations.

Cars Station Wagon
v | d | e

Ingot | Regina | Stratum


Rewards

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • In GTA IV, after completing Stevie's text message car thefts, the Stratum may be sold in his garage for $1,800.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

General

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Glitches

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • If the player fits an X-Flow front bumper to it, it will show a mirrored license plate without the registration number.

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • The Stratum's front turning lights will not light up. However, only the light reflection on the ground is visible. This is most likely a minor visual glitch.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The exhaust tip slightly clips into the rear bumper.

References

  1. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_EMPTY: CARS_STATION_WAGON: 11:00 - 18:00
    
    X:-860.2646 Y:5415.543 Z:34.07481
  2. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_EMPTY: CARS_STATION_WAGON: 07:00 - 18:00
    
    X:-1576.564 Y:5169.184 Z:18.56492
  3. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_DRIVE_PASSENGERS: CARS_STATION_WAGON: 07:00 - 15:00
    
    X:-3053.846 Y:602.632 Z:6.292069
  4. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_EMPTY: CARS_STATION_WAGON: 11:00 - 18:00
    
    X:-2223.854 Y:2310.412 Z:31.47279
  5. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_EMPTY: CARS_STATION_WAGON: 15:00 - 18:00
    
    X:-1689.17 Y:2448.914 Z:29.05935
  6. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_EMPTY: CARS_STATION_WAGON: 11:00 - 15:00
    
    X:-1419.751 Y:2427.055 Z:26.46448
  7. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_DRIVE_SOLO: CARS_STATION_WAGON: 16:00 - 20:00
    
    X:424.2781 Y:2653.066 Z:42.91031
  8. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_DRIVE_SOLO: CARS_STATION_WAGON: 07:00 - 11:00
    
    X:591.2456 Y:2720.973 Z:40.97786
  9. Beta Stratum


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