The 2010 Chrysler Sebring
is available as a sedan or convertible in six trim levels: LX Sedan, Limited Sedan, Touring Sedan, LX Convertible, Touring Convertible, and Limited Convertible. Coming only with front-wheel drive, the sedan and the LX Convertible are powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder paired to a four-speed automatic transmission, while the Touring Convertible comes with a 2.7-liter V6 engine also paired to a four-speed automatic transmission. Standard on the Limited Convertible and optional on the Limited Sedan is a 3.5-liter V6 engine attached to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Boasting near perfect safety ratings, the Chrysler Sebring offers a lengthy features list, but its poor fuel economy, in the 21 mpg city / 30 mpg highway range, is a drawback. However, the convertible is notable for its retractable hardtop and spacious trunk.
New for 2010
Chrysler updated the Sebring for 2010 adding active head restraints, improved interior materials, and upgraded fit and finish, including a new instrument panel cluster.
Engines: 2.4L I-4, 2.7L V-6, 3.5L V-6.
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic, 4-speed automatic
Body Styles: Sedan, convertible
Trims: LX Sedan, Touring Sedan, Limited Sedan, LX Convertible, Touring Convertible, Limited Convertible
On the Outside
For the 2010 model, the Chrysler 300 smoothed out the hood strakes, and the convertible is available with a conventional soft top or a folding metal hardtop.
From the Inside
The Chrysler Sebring boasts a new instrument panel cluster and active head restraints. Tortoise shell accents like in the 300 are optional, and the convertible has been configured for optimal rear seat space.
While its ride and handling are about average compared to other cars in the segment, the Chrysler Sebring falls short in terms of engine refinement, and there are marginally acceptable levels of cowl shake in the convertible. In terms of power, the four-cylinder engine generates 173 horsepower, while the DOHC 2.7-liter V-6 engine makes 186 horsepower and the 3.5-liter engine churns out 235 horsepower.
Safety systems available on the Chrysler Sebring sedan and convertible include advanced multistage airbags, electronic stability control, and interior head impact protection. The sedan has supplemental side curtain airbags and brake assist, while the convertible has front seat mounted side airbags.
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
- Reasonable price
- Convertible better than sedan
- Outdated styling
- Lack of engine refinement
- Yesterday's engineering
- Poor fuel economy
Sedan may not be palatable but convertible is not too bad
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