Chrysler Sebring

The Chrysler Sebring, which was originally offered as a coupe in model year 1995, has also been available as a convertible or a sedan, with production ending in model year 2005. Seen as the replacement for the Chrysler LeBaron, it offers the luxury and roominess customers desire.

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Chrysler Sebring Origins

Chrysler introduced the Sebring in 1995 as a luxury vehicle in its line of cars. The LX model comes equipped with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual transmission; a four-speed automatic transmission is optional. The LXi model looks sportier, featuring a 2.5-liter V-6 engine and a four-speed automatic transmission. The coupe was discontinued with the 2005 model year.

The Sebring convertible was introduced in 1996. It became the bestselling convertible in the world from 2001 to 2005. Its soft top and well-appointed interior further define the Sebring as a luxury vehicle. In subsequent years, a fully-retractable hardtop made the Sebring extremely desirable, especially when offered in the Limited trim level. It is built on the Chrysler Cirrus platform, yet it shares the Sebring name with the coupe. The convertible was discontinued in the 2010 model year.

In 2001, the sedan was introduced with a 2.7-liter V-6 engine and a four-speed Autostick automatic transmission. Its stylish exterior and posh interior echo Chrysler’s motto of "elegance and engineering." The sedan’s final year of production was 2010.

About the Chrysler Sebring

The Chrysler Sebring is known as a luxury car that allows the driver and passengers to experience a comfortable ride in an attractive vehicle. As the replacement for the LeBaron, the Sebring continues Chrysler’s luxury vehicle offering.

Chrysler Sebring Features

The 2010 Chrysler Sebring is available either as a sedan or convertible. The Sebring Touring model comes equipped with a 2.4-liter, 173 hp, four-cylinder engine and a four-speed automatic transmission; it offers EPA estimates of 21/30 mpg city/highway. Standard features include power windows and doors, a tilt/telescoping steering with cruise control functions on the wheel, power mirrors, and premium cloth seating. Sixteen-inch wheels also come standard, as was an AM/FM/CD/MP3/Satellite audio system. Safety features include four-wheel disc ABS, front and rear airbags, dual front side-mounted airbags, headrests and whiplash head restraint protection systems, and electronic brake monitoring.

The Sebring Limited model runs on the same 2.4-liter engine as the Touring model and the same four-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment includes four-wheel independent suspension with McPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension, leather seats, leather and simulated wood trim, 17-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, power steering, power windows and door locks, power heated mirrors, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel that contains audio/cruise control functions, and an AM/FM/CD/DVD/MP3/Satellite audio system with six speakers.

Optional equipment is plentiful in the Limited model and offers a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, 18-inch alloy wheels, a power sunroof, fog lights, Bluetooth capability, a navigation system, and an upgraded audio system that provides digital audio storage and Boston Acoustics speakers.

The Sebring convertible’s base LX model is equipped with a 2.4-liter, 173 hp, four-cylinder engine and a four-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment on the LX convertible includes a power vinyl softtop, premium cloth seats, power doors and windows, power steering, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with cruise control functions, air-conditioning, 16-inch wheels, and an AM/FM/CD/DVD/MP3/Satellite audio system with six speakers.

The Touring convertible contains a 2.7-liter V-6 engine, leather upholstery, Boston Acoustics speakers, power windows and door locks, power steering, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with cruise control and audio functions, 17-inch alloy wheels, and an audio system with AM/FM/six-CD/MP3/Satellite and six speakers.

The Limited convertible offers a retractable hardtop and a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. It holds EPA estimates of 16/27 mpg city/highway. Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, power windows and door locks, a center console with armrest, remote keyless entry, remote start, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio/cruise controls, and an AM/FM/six-CD/DVD/Satellite audio system that offers a navigation system, digital audio storage, and Bluetooth capability.

Chrysler Sebring Evolution

Chrysler introduced the Sebring coupe in 1995 and the Sebring convertible in 1996. The following year, Autostick automatic transmissions became available for the convertible.

In 2001, Chrysler introduced the Sebring sedan, and the coupe and convertible underwent redesigns. This edition of the couple model offers a V-6 engine and a manual, five-speed transmission. Its stereo system also includes a four-CD changer.

Then, in 2002, the convertible GTC model was introduced and a convertible LX model offered.

The 2003 coupe model boasts new exterior and interior features including an upgraded six-CD changer. Likewise, the 2004 sedan and convertible designs flaunt an exterior makeover. Traction control comes available on these models with ABS. In 2004, Chrysler also renamed the trim levels for the vehicle.

In 2005, the coupe was discontinued, but Chrysler offered a sportier sedan (the TSi) in 2006, featuring leather seating, a rear spoiler, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The sedan then experienced a complete redesign in 2007, but the convertible was not offered again until the following year.

2008 re-introduced the convertible design and gave all models a standard in-dash CD changer and satellite radio.

All 2009 models have all-wheel ABS as standard equipment. The same year, Chrysler also introduced the Touring Fleet model.

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