2007 Chrysler Sebring

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Seating capacity

190.6” x 59.0”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Highway ride
  • Four-speed automatic performance
  • Four-cylinder gas mileage
  • Brake pedal feel

The bad:

  • Narrow front seat cushions (YES Essentials fabric)
  • Weak four-cylinder highway performance
  • Cramped front cabin
  • Cheap-feeling turn signal stalk, map lights

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Side curtain airbags
  • E85-compatible 2.7-liter V-6
  • Optional heated and cooled front cupholder
  • Optional 20GB multimedia hard drive
  • Optional navigation can reroute based on traffic data

2007 Chrysler Sebring review: Our expert's take

By Mike Hanley

The totally redesigned 2007 Sebring midsize sedan has the unenviable spot of being Chrysler’s first all-new car since the 300 full-size sedan, a runaway success credited with reversing Chrysler’s flagging fortunes. Breakout models like the 300 don’t come around all that often, and back-to-back hits are even more uncommon. While I like the Sebring’s ride quality on the highway and its available entertainment features, the driving experience is marred by a tight, ill-fitting cabin and a merely adequate base powertrain.

Exterior & Styling
On the outside, the Sebring has little in common with the hulking 300; its grille and headlights remind me of the Crossfire roadster. Like the Crossfire, the Sebring also has the brand’s now-signature hood strakes.

From the hood to the back, the Sebring has a number of different design elements in play. There’s a strong crease in the side doors and an arcing C-pillar that descends into a stubby rear deck. I don’t find the Sebring especially attractive, but I commend Chrysler for taking a chance with the Sebring’s looks instead of producing another conservatively styled midsize sedan.

Base Sebrings have standard 16-inch steel wheels and wheel covers, while the midrange Touring and top-of-the-line Limited have 17-inch aluminum wheels. Aluminum or chrome-plated 18-inch rims are optional.

Ride & Handling
The Touring model I tested had a considerably softer ride than most midsize competitors. However, while those competitors quickly settle themselves after hitting a big dip in the road, the Sebring unfortunately bobs up and down a few times; it’s the closest thing you’ll find to a Lincoln Town Car in this class. At highway speeds, that floatiness disappears and the car morphs into a poised cruiser.

Sebrings have a four-wheel independent suspension and front and rear stabilizer bars. The sedan initially leans into fast corners, but digs in when pushed faster, resisting additional body roll. The steering wheel takes a little effort to turn, but the driver is rewarded with a direct response from the front wheels. Though it’s no different from many other midsize sedans, the steering wheel provides minimal feedback.

Going & Stopping
Three engines are offered in the front-wheel-drive Sebring. My test car featured the 2.4-liter four-cylinder that’s standard in Base, Touring and Limited sedans. A 2.7-liter V-6 that runs on regular gasoline or E85 ethanol is optional for the Touring, and Limiteds can have a 3.5-liter V-6. (In California and states that have adopted California emissions regulations, the 2.7-liter V-6 can only use gas, not E85.) Even though more competitors are exclusively using five- and six-speed automatic transmissions in order to enhance performance and gas mileage, both the four-cylinder and 2.7-liter V-6 drive a four-speed automatic. The 3.5-liter V-6 teams with a six-speed automatic that features Chrysler’s AutoStick clutchless-manual mode.

Chrysler Sebring Engines
2.4-liter I-4 2.7-liter V-6 3.5-liter V-6
(@ rpm)
173 @ 6,000 189 @ 6,400 235 @ 6,400
(lbs.-ft. @ rpm)
166 @ 4,400 191 @ 4,000 232 @ 4,000
Required fuel Regular Regular or E85 Regular
gas mileage
(city/highway, mpg)
24/32 22/30 (gas) 15/22 (E85) 19/28
Source: Manufacturer

The four-cylinder engine provides acceptable performance in city driving, but it runs out of power at highway speeds, where it lacks any kind of urgency when acceleration is called for. However, the four-speed automatic shifts smoothly and kicks down quickly when necessary.

Front-disc and rear-drum brakes — an increasingly uncommon setup — are standard, but Touring and Limited models can have optional all-disc brakes. The brake pedal has a reassuringly firm feel to it when depressed, and it’s easy to modulate the brakes to produce a smooth stop.

The Inside
The five-seat cabin has standard cloth seating surfaces but is available with YES Essentials fabric — which resists stains, odors and static — or two-tone leather-trimmed seats. Manually adjustable front seats with lumbar support are standard, and a power driver’s seat is optional; a power-adjustable front passenger seat isn’t offered. Manual air conditioning, cruise control, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel and heated power mirrors are standard.

The interior is finished in silver-color trim and chrome. Limited versions add “tortoise shell” trim — which looks a bit like shiny burled wood — on the dash, doors and steering wheel. Most trim pieces fit together snugly, but the turn signal stalk and directionally adjustable LED map lights feel cheap.

Though the Sebring’s 102.5-cubic-foot cabin is larger than both the Toyota Camry’s and Ford Fusion’s, it feels smaller, especially in front. Not helping matters is the cloth seat’s narrow bottom cushion, whose side bolsters squeeze front occupants’ thighs. If you’ve driven a Sebring with leather seats, email me and let me know what you think of them.

The 60/40-split, folding rear seat is on the firm side, but it’s nonetheless comfortable. Legroom for adults is acceptable, but there’s not a lot of extra space to let your legs roam.

Antilock brakes, side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags are standard. An electronic stability system is optional for Touring and Limited models. As of publication, neither the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety nor the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has crash tested the 2007 Sebring.

Cargo & Towing
Among midsize sedans, the Sebring’s 13.6-cubic-foot trunk is on the small side, and loading bags into it requires lifting them over a relatively tall rear bumper. Folding the rear seats reveals a sizable opening between the trunk and passenger cabin for carrying longer items. Touring and Limited models have a fold-flat front passenger seat for hauling really long cargo.

The Sebring’s maximum trailer towing capacities are competitive for this class, and vary by engine size. Four-cylinder models can tow up to 1,000 pounds, while Sebrings with the 2.7-liter V-6 can haul 1,500 pounds. Opting for the 3.5-liter V-6 brings a 2,000-pound towing capacity.

Entertainment options include Sirius Satellite Radio, Chrysler’s Bluetooth-based UConnect hands-free phone system, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with a 7-inch screen between the front seats, and a MyGIG navigation and multimedia system. MyGIG’s 20GB hard drive can store music files and images uploaded from a disc or USB flash drive. When using Sirius Satellite Radio’s real-time traffic data, the MyGIG navigation system can also suggest a new route to avoid an accident. When the car is in Park, DVDs can play on MyGIG’s 6.5-inch touch-screen display.

The Sebring is also available with a heated and cooled front cupholder that’s capable of heating drinks to 140 degrees Fahrenheit or cooling them to 35 degrees.

Sebring in the Market
The Sebring hasn’t been one of the heavy hitters in the family sedan segment to date, and its standing doesn’t appear poised to significantly change with the launch of the 2007 model. Though it has its strong points, it doesn’t excel in enough areas to warrant an exodus from established category leaders like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. In short, it’s no 300.

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Mike Hanley has more than 20 years of experience reporting on the auto industry. His primary focus is new vehicles, and he's currently a Senior Road Test Editor overseeing expert car reviews and comparison tests. He previously managed Editorial content in the Cars.com Research section. Email Mike Hanley

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior 4.1
  • Performance 3.9
  • Value 3.9
  • Exterior 4.2
  • Reliability 3.9
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Most recent consumer reviews


Terrible to own, terrible to drive.

This car is unreliable and uncomfortable to drive. Bought the car a year ago and still cannot drive it! It has a tranny problem for which Chrysler Canada had provided dealer recall.


Slow but comftable.

Good reliable car, it is not a speed deamon but it is good for comftable for long distance trips. I had only one mechanical issue with transmission bearings. To the guy who wrote the last review, you have bad baterry terminals, I had the same issue car was discharging fast charging slow, hard to jumpstart. Alternator ok, no additional current drow in the car, baterry was changed. those batery terminals cost nothing do that and you will get rid of the problem.


I adored this car until the day after I bought it

The most excited I've been in 15 years was in October 2021. I got my license back & bought a 2007 Sebring. Only had 110,000 miles & I fell head over heels in love. I felt fancy. The next morning I drove to the gas station, still reeling from my fanciness I filled it up with premium gas. Went back inside & bought some scratches tickets, cause hello... I'm lucky! Got back in the car, turned the key... nothing. Not even a tick. $65 in fancy gas and nothing. Got jumped, drove to Advance, found out my battery is in my wheel, drove to NAPA, then to the car place. Paid $165 for a new battery... in October. Come December I have lightning bolts and check engine lights on more than they're not. Come February I literally have to charge my car before I can start it. I don't dare turn it off when i go somewhere. It's been in the shop 5 times and no one can find the problem. I have a sebring who thinks it's an electric car. I don't drive to work, or the grocery store because there's a good chance it won't start back up. I absolutely loved this car. I was so proud of myself. Between October and December I put new rims and a system in it. I seriously put 15 years of love into this car. And it's failed me. I'm scared to go anywhere. We've looked online and tried all the things other people have done to remedy this issue. I guess mine has other issues, but nobody can figure it out. Alternator is fine. Battery was brand new. Everything is new or working properly.... except it doesn't want to start.

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Based on the 2007 Chrysler Sebring base trim.
Frontal driver
Frontal passenger
Nhtsa rollover rating
Side driver
Side rear passenger


New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chrysler
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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