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2009 Chrysler Sebring

2009 Chrysler Sebring

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$1,708 — $9,500 USED
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Convertible
4-5 Seats
21-25 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Top-down styling (convertible)
  • Highway ride
  • Four-speed automatic performance
  • Four-cylinder gas mileage
  • Brake pedal feel

The Bad

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

What to Know

about the 2009 Chrysler Sebring
  • All-wheel-drive model no longer available
  • Sedan or convertible
  • Side curtain airbags (sedan)
  • Two convertible roofs, including retractable hardtop
  • E85-compatible 2.7-liter V-6
  • Optional heated and cooled front cupholder
  • Optional navigation system

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2009 Chrysler Sebring Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
The Sebring is available as a four-door sedan or a two-door convertible with a retractable hardtop or traditional soft-top. Competitors of the sedan include the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion, while the convertible goes head-to-head with the Pontiac G6, Volkswagen Eos and Toyota Camry Solara convertibles. Both Sebrings are available in base LX, Touring and Limited trim levels, and also share engine options.

New for 2009
A few luxury interior features are added to the trim levels for 2009, and a power top is no longer standard on the base model convertible.

Exterior
Large C-pillars on the sedan join a stubby trunk. 17-inch steel wheels are standard; seventeen- and 18-inch alloy wheels are optional. At 190.6 inches long, the Sebring sedan is roughly the same length as the Camry, Accord and Fusion. Its height is 59 inches, exceeding all three competitors by more than an inch. The convertible’s front end is the same as the sedan’s, featuring hood strakes, 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.

  • Standard 16-inch steel wheels
  • Optional alloy wheels in 17 and 18 inches
  • 18-inch chromed aluminum wheels standard on convertible Limited
  • Convertible can have a soft-top or a retractable hardtop

Interior
Both the Sebring sedan and convertible have a simple cabin that includes t...

Vehicle Overview
The Sebring is available as a four-door sedan or a two-door convertible with a retractable hardtop or traditional soft-top. Competitors of the sedan include the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion, while the convertible goes head-to-head with the Pontiac G6, Volkswagen Eos and Toyota Camry Solara convertibles. Both Sebrings are available in base LX, Touring and Limited trim levels, and also share engine options.

New for 2009
A few luxury interior features are added to the trim levels for 2009, and a power top is no longer standard on the base model convertible.

Exterior
Large C-pillars on the sedan join a stubby trunk. 17-inch steel wheels are standard; seventeen- and 18-inch alloy wheels are optional. At 190.6 inches long, the Sebring sedan is roughly the same length as the Camry, Accord and Fusion. Its height is 59 inches, exceeding all three competitors by more than an inch. The convertible’s front end is the same as the sedan’s, featuring hood strakes, 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.

  • Standard 16-inch steel wheels
  • Optional alloy wheels in 17 and 18 inches
  • 18-inch chromed aluminum wheels standard on convertible Limited
  • 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, a two-tone dashboard and an analog clock. The sedan’s trunk space measures just 13.6 cubic feet. The front passenger seat has an optional fold-flat feature to accommodate longer cargo passed through the 60/40-split folding rear seat. Chrysler says two golf bags can fit in the convertible’s trunk when the top is retracted. A windscreen is standard on convertible Limited models; it stands behind the front headrests to help reduce noise and turbulence commonly associated with convertibles. Opting for the Convenience Group Package on the base convertible adds a power top.

  • Leather seats in uplevel models
  • Standard Sirius Satellite Radio
  • Improved acoustic package, which reduces noise levels in cabin
  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver seat standard in Touring and Limited
  • Heated/cooled cupholder and heated seats standard on Limited
  • Premium Audio Group package includes UConnect GPS, an auto-dimming mirror and Boston Acoustics speakers

Under the Hood
A 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is standard in the base Sebring. A 2.7-liter V-6, which runs on regular or E85 fuel, is optional in the base model and standard on the Sebring Touring and Limited. The Sebring Limited offers an optional 3.5-liter V-6. The 3.5-liter V-6 runs through a six-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick manual shifting; other engines have 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 standard on convertible)
  • Electronic stability system with traction control standard on Touring and Limited models

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.3
20 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.3)
Performance
(3.8)
Interior Design
(4.2)
Comfort
(4.3)
Reliability
(4.3)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

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(4.0)

Relied on with confidence to always get me there.

by Gym_rat77 from Temple, TX on December 19, 2020

This car met all my needs, and never had any major issues with it. Very reliable, and always had confidence to get me where I needed and wanted to go. Read full review

(5.0)

Very reliable car

by GGSebrng from NC on October 16, 2019

Met all of my needs and when serviced performs great. Engine is great and handling is even better. Highway miles consumption is decent and in city driving even better. Read full review

Safety

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Recalls

The 2009 Chrysler Sebring currently has 0 recalls


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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Sebring received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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