The Chrysler Sebring was always struggling to be something that it was not. It wanted to be popular, sleek and fast and it simply was never any of these. The new leadership in Chrysler promises to bring some new ideas along with some big changes to the Chrysler Sebring. These much needed complete overhaul of the Sebring could not have come soon enough. Sergio Marchionne from Fiat has taken over this project, so you know that there will be some unique innovation and hopefully some drastic changes coming our way in the release of the 2011 Sebring.
This car used to have a lot of good features, ratings and buyers were hungry for what it would bring to them next. Somewhere along the way the Sebring lost what it had and the 2011 model is ready to redeem the Sebring name. Many critics and customers alike are anticipating this big launch and have nothing but promise and hope for what the new model will be like. If you want the most up to date information on what the new Sebring is going to be like, contact your local Chrysler dealer to stay informed.
Bodystyles: Sedan, convertible
Engines: 2.4L I-4, 2.7L V-6, 3.5L V-6.
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic, 4-speed automatic
Models: LX, Touring, Limited convertible, Touring, Limited sedan.
Chrysler has updated the Sebring for 2010 with improved interior materials and fit and finish, including a new instrument panel cluster. Active head restraints have also been added to the Sebring.
For the 2010 model, Chrysler smoothed out the hood strakes that were designed to become part of the brand’s “design language.” The convertible is available with a conventional soft top or a folding metal hardtop.
The 2010 model Sebring benefits from a new instrument panel cluster and active head restraints. Tortoise shell accents cribbed from the 300 are available, and the convertible has been designed for optimum rear seat space.
Ride and handling for are about average for cars in this segment, though Sebring falls short in terms of refinement. You’ll find marginally acceptable levels of cowl shake in the convertible. Horsepower is 173 for the four-cylinder and 186 for the DOHC 2.7-liter V-6, which is available only in the convertible. The 3.5-liter makes 235 horsepower.
Both the sedan and convertible have advanced multi-stage airbags, electronic stability control and interior head impact protection. The convertible adds front-seat mounted side airbags, while the sedan has supplemental side curtain airbags and brake assist.
LX convertible (2.4L): 20 mpg city/29 mpg highway
Touring, Limited (2.4L): 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway
Touring convertible (2.7L): 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway
Limited sedan (3.5L): 16 mpg city/27 mpg highway
Limited convertible (3.5L): 16 mpg city/26 mpg highway
- Convertible’s value
- Interior quality
- Outdated engineering
Wait for the 2011 models
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