2010 Chrysler Sebring

Posted on August 26, 2010. Filed under: Chrysler Cars |

For quality cars, Chrysler has always had a competing edge. They seem to always come out with good quality economy cars, trucks and SUVs. If you want a quality, well priced car from this company with many standard safety features, a great deal of accessories, as well as engine and top options, one of these is the 2010 Chrysler Sebring. This is certainly one vehicle that has had a number of good reviews, and just a few negative ones.

There are three different engine options, and for your best fuel economy cars, the 173HP 2.4 liter four cylinder as well as the 189HP 2.7L equipped cars are both good options. For better performance quality cars, then you should opt for the 235HP 3.5L model. Both the 2.7 and the 2.4 have four speed automatic transmissions, while the 3.5 has a six speed.

The 2010 Chrysler Sebring is also available in a hardtop or a convertible. The sedan is available in the Touring or Limited Editions, the convertible in LX, Touring, as well as the Limited. You have your choices of two different convertible tops. One is the classic cloth soft top, or a retractable hard top cover. In the Limited, Touring, and LX versions, there is an assortment of trims available. Starting for 2010, the 2.7L V6 engine is available in a flex fuel capability.

For both economy cars and the higher quality cars in the Sebring class, there are many different standard safety features offered. There is a tire pressure monitoring system, which tells the driver when pressure is getting lower than acceptable limits, front, side, and curtain airbags, as well as ABS systems on all four wheels. In addition, there are also many other standard safety features. There are seat belt pretension systems, which tighten the seat belts in a collision, to automatically place the person in the best seating position. There are anti-whiplash features in the headrests. In a rear end accident, they will actively react to the force, to cradle the occupant’s head, reducing the chances of a whiplash injury. There is also a security system which will disable the engine unless the correct key is used to start the car.

Now the 2010 Chrysler Sebring has been carefully tested by both the IIHS, as well as the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. The IIHS rates vehicles as good, acceptable, marginal and poor, depending on their performance in high speed, side and front crash tests. They also evaluated head and seat restraints on protecting a person in a rear end collision. There are many different points in their rating key, from head protection, roof strength, structural safety, as well as many others. The Sebring passed all their tests, with only one three or two star rating. The NHTSA crash tests driver front passenger areas, with a one to five star rating, five being the best, at the least. The Sebring received four stars for the driver’s, and five stars for the front passenger tests. This means that overall, given the extensive testing that has been done, this is one of the safest cars on the road as far as protecting occupants from accidents.

The Chrysler Sebring is fair in its class for both economy cars, as well as quality cars. It has a manufacturer’s retail price of $20,120-$32,710, depending on model and extras. The fair market value puts it in the $18,000-$34,000 dollar range. The actual sticker prices can be as little as $19,405-$31,070. Now even though there are many unbiased reviews on this vehicle, stating just the features, standard as well as optional, there are some websites that give it a few negative comments. Depending on your tastes, and what you are looking for in a car, some of these reviews you have to take with a grain of salt.

For example, Edmunds is a fairly high quality review site, where a lot of people go to find out if a car is worth buying. They say that while the convertible is among the fairly decent quality cars, the sedan isn’t that competitive. They like the convertible because it is a convertible, has a reasonable price tag as far as other convertible economy cars go, and it has a large trunk. The draw backs with it is performance, the sedan they say just isn’t that great when compared to Chrysler’s competitors. In the end, you need to actually go into a dealership, look over each model and decide for yourself which selection is right for you.


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