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By Cars.com Staff
September 1, 2009
Vehicle Overview The Sebring is available as a four-door sedan or two-door convertible with a retractable hardtop or traditional soft-top. Sedan competitors include the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion, while the convertible goes head-to-head with the Pontiac G6 and Volkswagen Eos. The sedan is available only in the Limited trim; the convertible is available in base LX, Touring and Limited trim levels.
New for 2010 For 2010, the Sebring gets slightly modified instrument-panel gauges and new tortoiseshell accents for the interior. Both the convertible and sedan feature a new, smooth-looking hood.
Exterior Large C-pillars on the sedan join a stubby trunk. The convertible's front end is the same as the sedan's, featuring a new smooth-looking hood, as well as a grille and headlights reminiscent of the Crossfire roadster. Choosing the convertible over the sedan adds about 400 pounds to the car's curb weight, and the convertible roof stows beneath a hard tonneau cover.
16-, 17- or 18-inch wheels, depending on trim
Convertible can have a soft-top or a retractable hardtop
Interior Both the Sebring sedan and convertible have a simple cabin that includes three backlit instrument portals, tortoiseshell accents, a two-tone dashboard and an analog clock. The sedan's front passenger seat has a standard fold-flat feature to accommodate longer cargo passed through the 60/40-split folding rear seat. A windscreen is optional; it stands behind the front headrests to help reduce noise and turbulence commonly associated with convertibles.
Leather seats optional
Standard Sirius Satellite Radio
Eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat standard in sedan
Heated/cooled cupholder and heated seats optional
Navigation and Sound Package includes UConnect GPS and hands-free phone system, plus Boston Acoustics speakers
Under the Hood A 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is standard. A 2.7-liter V-6 is optional, as is a 3.5-liter V-6 that runs through a six-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick manual shifting. Other engines use a four-speed automatic. Both V-6 engines are rated to tow up to 1,000 pounds.
173-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 166 pounds-feet of torque
186-hp, 2.7-liter V-6 with 191 pounds-feet of torque
235-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 with 232 pounds-feet of torque
Safety Safety features include:
Standard four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
Standard side-impact and side curtain airbags (curtains not available on convertible)
Electronic stability system with traction control optional on Touring and Limited