2008 Chrysler Sebring  -  $27,290


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $27,290
Base Invoice: $25,345
Destination Charge: $690
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Conv LX FWD
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 20 | Hwy: 29
Body Style: 2dr Convertible LX FWD
Transmission: 4-speed automatic VLP transmission
Engine: 2.4L DOHC SMPI 16-valve I4 dual VVT engine

Pros

Affordability; standout, elegant styling; available interior conveniences; new AWD model; roomy interior for a convertible.


Model Highlights

Chrysler's Sebring comes in three different trim levels for 2008, with a different engine offered on each. The base LX convertible and sedan get a 173-horsepower, 2.4L four-cylinder "World Engine." Mid-range Touring models step up to a 2.7L V6 that's Flex Fuel capable and makes 186 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. Top-of-the-range Limited models get a 235-horsepower, 3.5L V6 engine. The 2.4L and 2.7L engines are paired with a four-speed automatic transmission while a six-speed automatic comes with the 3.5L and AutoStick manual selection.

With the 2.4L and 2.7L engines, fuel economy is respectable; the 2.4 is rated at 21 city, 30 highway and the 2.7L brings ratings of 19 city, 27 highway. The LX convertible is rated at 20 city, 29 highway.

The Sebring Limited sedan is now available as an all-wheel-drive (AWD) model; the system sends power mainly to the front wheels, but when extra traction is needed it routes power to the rear through an electronically controlled coupling (ECC). The system is also configured to aid stability and make handling more balanced on curvy roads; above 25 mph it sends more torque to the rear wheels around corners.

Sebring sedans come with fold-flat, 60/40-split back seats that fold flat to expand cargo space, and the front passenger seat can be folded forward to create a flat, table-like surface. All Sebring models now have a two-tone interior theme in Pastel Slate Gray or Pastel Pebble Beige; Limited models get Tortoise Shell, Satin Silver, Alloy Silver, and Chrome accents and finishes.

The convertible now has enough trunk space to accommodate two large golf bags even when the top is retracted. Three different tops are offered on the convertible, including vinyl or cloth soft tops and a retractable hard top. They include a standard hard tonneau cover with automatic latching top. Front seat belts are integrated into the seats for easier entry to the back seat, which is large enough to accommodate two adults. The convertible's top and windows can be operated through a button on the key fob.

Anti-lock brakes are standard, along with side-curtain air bags and seat-mounted thorax-protecting side air bags on sedans; convertibles get seat-mounted supplemental side bags.

The Sebring can be equipped with features to rival many luxury cars; examples of what's available include a heated/cooled cup holder, LED interior lighting, heated leather seats, and on sedans, a DVD rear-seat entertainment system, remote start, navigation, and the MyGig multimedia and entertainment system.


Model News

The Chrysler Sebring convertible returns after a one-year absence. It has been completely redesigned for 2008 with a look that matches that of the sedan, which was redesigned for the 2007 model year.

A new Sebring Limited all-wheel-drive model joins the lineup and the base Sebring models have been renamed LX. Sound systems have been upgraded; a six-disc changer is now standard on all models, as is Sirius satellite radio, and a CD/DVD system with MyGig multimedia entertainment system and available navigation is offered.

Also, Light Sandstone Metallic Clear Coat replaces Linen Gold Metallic Peal Coat.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Chrysler Sebring sedan combines a low entry price with styling that's somewhat more elegant than most vehicles in its class, along with many features not usually found in its price range. The new Limited AWD model also offers an interesting combination of all-weather capability and sporty handling. As for the convertible, with vinyl, cloth, or retractable hard tops available, it has more top options than any other open-air model. It also has one of the most spacious back seats for legroom, among convertibles, and with its completely redesigned interior it has a more sophisticated look than before.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 MPG

Cruising Range - City
338.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
490.10 mi

Engine Order Code
ED3

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.4L/144

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400

Trans Order Code
DFF

Trans Type
4

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.2 qts

EPA Classification
Compact

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
100.0 ft³

Front Head Room
38.8 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.4 in

Front Hip Room
53.3 in

Second Head Room
37.2 in

Second Leg Room
33.5 in

Second Shoulder Room
48.5 in

Second Hip Room
44.2 in

Wheelbase
108.9 in

Length, Overall
193.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.5 in

Height, Overall
58.5 in

Track Width, Front
61.8 in

Track Width, Rear
61.8 in

Liftover Height
31.6 in

Trunk Volume
13.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3647 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link

Front Tire Order Code
TPX

Rear Tire Order Code
TPX

Spare Tire Order Code
TBC

Front Tire Size
P215/65R16

Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.5 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.5 x 1.0 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.5 x 0.4 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.9 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
Unlimited

Drivetrain Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Years
2

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

Emissions Miles/km
24,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
07V414000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 11, 2007

Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Potential Number of Units Affected
72333

Summary
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE FRONT DOOR LATCH CABLE MAY BECOME PARTIALLY UNSEATED FROM THE INTERIOR RELEASE HANDLE HOUSING POSSIBLY CAUSING THE LATCH TO STICK IN THE UNLATCHED POSITION OR THE LOCK FUNCTION TO BECOME INOPERATIVE.

Consequence
DRIVING A VEHICLE WITH AN UNLATCHED DOOR CAN RESULT IN AN UNBELTED FRONT SEAT OCCUPANT FALLING OUT OF THE VEHICLE OR BEING EJECTED IN A CRASH, CAUSING INCREASED RISK OF INJURY.

DEALERS WILL ADD A SECONDARY RETENTION FEATURE TO BOTH FRONT DOORS. THIS ACTION WILL SUPERSEDE AND EXPAND A PREVIOUS SAFETY RECALL (PLEASE SEE 07V-104). THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. G33. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V152000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 01, 2008

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Potential Number of Units Affected
180963

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 180,963 MY 2007-2008 SEBRING AND DODGE AVENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A STANDARD TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS). UNUSED ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS FOR THE TPMS MAY BECOME CORRODED AND COULD SHORT CIRCUIT, WHICH CAN CAUSE A VARIETY OF CONDITIONS INCLUDING ENGINE NO-START, DEAD BATTERY, AN INOPERATIVE CRUISE CONTROL OR REMOTE START SYSTEM, AND/OR ENGINE STALLING.

Consequence
ENGINE STALLING COULD CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

DEALERS WILL SEAL THE WIRES FOR THE TPMS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT APRIL 15, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER RECALL NO. H07. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
07V473000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 02, 2007

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected
102042

Summary
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.4 LITER ENGINES, THE ENGINE COOLANT MAY BE DRAWN INTO THE LEFT RADIATOR COOLING FAN MOTOR CONNECTOR.

Consequence
THIS CAN CAUSE AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT AND RESULT IN AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE CONNECTOR FOR CONTAMINATION OR DAMAGE, INSTALL A WIRING HARNESS OVERLAY, AND REPLACE THE FAN MOTOR FREE OR CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. G39. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.4L DOHC SMPI 16-valve I4 dual VVT engine

Tip start ignition

Hood insulation

4-speed automatic VLP transmission

Lock-up torque converter

Brake/park interlock

Front wheel drive

525 CCA maintenance-free battery

120-amp alternator

Front & rear stabilizer bars

P215/65R16 all-season BSW tires

16" x 6.5" steel wheels w/wheel covers

Compact spare tire

Speed proportional pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

Body-color fascias

Pwr vinyl soft convertible top

Door sill scuff pads

Dark argent grille w/bright accents

Quad headlamps w/time delay off

Pwr mirrors

Tinted glass w/front & rear solar control glass

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Body-color door handles

Hard tonneau cover

Cloth low-back front bucket seats-inc: pwr 6-way driver & passenger seats, manual driver lumbar

Center console-inc: 12V pwr outlet

Floor console w/sliding armrest

Floor carpeting

Sport tilt/telescoping steering wheel

Sentry Key theft deterrent system

Instrument panel w/storage bin, color-keyed bezel

Electroluminescent instrument cluster w/120 mph speedometer, tachometer, outside temp display in odometer

Warning lamps-inc: decklid/liftgate ajar, door ajar, tire pressure

Pwr windows w/front 1-touch down

Pwr door locks

Pwr trunklid release

Speed control

Remote keyless entry

Pwr accessory delay

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster

AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD/DVD/MP3 changer-inc: (6) speakers

Sirius satellite radio w/(1) year service subscription *N/A in HI or PR* *Limited service in AK*

Removable short mast antenna

Locking glove box

Analog clock

12V auxiliary pwr outlet

Rearview mirror w/reading lamps

Dual visor vanity mirrors

Illuminated entry

Trunk lamp

Rear courtesy console lamp

Color-keyed park brake lever

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

Advanced multistage front air bags

Supplemental front side air bags

Child seat upper tether anchors

Child seat anchor system (LATCH) ready

Internal emergency trunk release

Brake/park interlock

Dual note horns

 
NATIONAL REGION
$0

 
NEW ENGLAND STATES REGION
$0

 
NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY REGION
$0

 
SOUTHWEST REGION
$0

 
SOUTHEAST STATES REGION
$0

 
TEXAS REGION
$0

 
CALIFORNIA REGION
$0

 
FLORIDA REGION
$0

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
BORDER STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
EMISSION CONTROL WAIVER
$0

 
2.4L DOHC SMPI 16-VALVE I4 DUAL VVT ENGINE
$0

 
4-SPEED AUTOMATIC VLP TRANSMISSION
$0

 
24C CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
P215/65R16 ALL-SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

 
P215/60R17 ALL-SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

 
CLOTH LOW-BACK FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
PREMIUM CLOTH LOW-BACK FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
METALLIC EXTRA COST PAINT
$150

 
CRYSTAL PEARL EXTRA COST PAINT
$225

 
PWR VINYL SOFT TOP
$0

 
16" X 6.5" STEEL WHEELS
$0

 
17" X 6.5" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$595

 
CONVENIENCE GROUP
$375

 
MYGIG MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM
$300

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$195

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$40

 
SMOKERS GROUP
$30

 
REMOTE START SYSTEM
$240

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