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Chrysler Sebring

The Chrysler Sebring is an alternative to mainstream family cars.



Engine Engine power Fuel consumption Fuel type 0-100 (0-60) Top speed
2.0 CRD 138 hp 6.2 l/100km Diesel ? 203 km/h
2.0 i 156 hp ? Petrol ? ?
2.4 i 16V 173 hp 8.9 l/100km Petrol 9.5 s 188 km/h
2.7 V6 189 hp 9.5 l/100km Petrol ? ?
3.5 V6 235 hp ~ 12 l/100km Petrol ? ?

Body type Sedan
Number of doors 4
Number of seats 5
Engine position Front
Driven wheels Front
Length 4 842 mm
Width 1 808 mm
Height 1 498 mm
Wheelbase 2 765 mm
Ground clearance mm
Weight (normal) 1 522 kg
Weight (max) kg
Boot space (min) l
Boot space (max) l
Fuel capacity 64 l

 

   The Chrysler Sebring is produced since 2007. It is available as a sedan and convertible model is expected soon. Basically you might as well buy a Dodge Avenger, as underneath it is the same car.

   Five engines are available for this car including one diesel, however the 2.0-liter units are not sold in the USA. The weakest is a Volkswagen-sourced 2.0-liter turbodiesel. It offers impressive fuel economy, but has sluggish acceleration. The 2.0-petrol is more spirited.

   Steering is lifeless and there is excessive body roll going through corners. Some bumps produce too much body shake. The Chrysler Sebring is comfortable on the straight though.

   There is a fair amount of noise coming from the diesel engine, as it needs to be hard to achieve good performance. It remains noisy and tiring even at the motorway speed. The Chrysler Sebring is a much better proposition with a petrol engine, because it is a lot quieter. There is also excessive wind noise at the motorway speed on all models.

   For the price of the Chrysler Sebring you can buy a better car in every aspect, as it is priced against the best family cars. Expected resale value is going to be poor, so don't expect to recover much of your money after selling this car. Sebring seems to be well built, but reliability is a bit uncertain.

   Interior has a bit dated feel, however it is built using soft-touch and dense-quality materials. Instruments are clear and easy to read, while there are plenty of oddment spaces. Unfortunately some switchgear feels flimsy and imprecise.

   Driver's seat has a good range of electric adjustments. Unfortunately steering wheel has adjustment for reach only. There is a blind spot looking over-the-shoulder because of large rear pillars.

   The Chrysler Sebring offers plenty of leg- and headroom for four adults. Three adults can be carried on the rear seats, although shoulder room will be tight. This car also has a decent size boot. The rear seats can be split 60/40 for added versatility.

   On the standard safety list there are twin front, side and curtain airbags. Anti-lock brakes with electronic stability control and electronic brakeforce distribution are fitted as well. It is worth mentioning that this car received a maximum crash test rating, so it is safe enough if the accident will happen.

   Even the entry-level Chrysler Sebring comes fitted with a long list of equipment. It comes with climate control, leather seats with 8-way electric adjustments, trip computer, all-round electric windows, alloy wheels and sunroof.

 

   Advantages: Lots of interior space and decent engine specifications. The new Sebring seems to be better built than it's predecessor. Car comes well equipped.

   Disadvantages: Bland looks, sluggish steering and sloppy ride. Handling could be sharper and car feels heavy on the road. Diesel engine is noisy.

   Verdict: An alternative to mainstream family cars.

   Also consider: Chevrolet Malibu, Nissan Altima.

 

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