Until this year, Chrysler offered three midsize cars bearing the Sebring name, much as Toyota offers a Camry trio--sedan, coupe, and convertible. Based on a different platform than the sedan and convertible, the coupe has been retired, reflecting the shift in the market away from two-door vehicles, among other manufacturing factors. The remaining Sebrings make incremental improvements for this year, with the standout news being the addition of a performance-oriented TSi sedan.
The Sebring scored well in government crash tests, with the sedan earning a five-star rating in the NHTSA frontal test. All Sebrings have driver and front-passenger airbags, but you'll have to pay for additional safety features, such as side curtain airbags (optional on all sedans) and anti-lock brakes and traction control (optional on all Sebring sedans except the TSi, where they're standard equipment).
Having been produced for years, the Sebring should serve well, as any production issues should have been worked by now. Nevertheless, resale value has taken a hit due to the domestic automakers offering incentives over the past three years. The standard warranty is hardly class leading, at three years/36,000 miles, but similar to most of Chrysler's rivals. Check the IntelliChoice Five-Year Cost of Ownership closely, as many Sebring models and trim levels fall in the "Worse than Average" or "Poor" ratings range.