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2007 Chrysler Sebring

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2007 Chrysler Sebring Review

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Accounting for more than one in every four passenger cars sold, the mid-size sedan market remains the most popular in the country. Currently, the segment consists of the class leaders, the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, and a host of "category alternatives," some of which are more compelling than others. Lately, though, it seems that almost every new or redesigned entry is showing up to the party with a combination of attributes attractive enough to merit consideration. For 2007, Chrysler has upped the appeal of its mid-size sedan with standout styling and some of the most compelling features available in the category.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you like the balanced nature of a mid-size sedan but want or need some of the in-cabin goodies not traditionally available in the segment, the Sebring might be just the car for which you've been waiting. Unique styling also sets the Sebring apart from the crowd.

You May Not Like This Car If...

The Sebring sedan's overall sense of refinement doesn't match the Honda Accord's or Toyota Camry's, or even that of some newcomers like the Saturn Aura.

What's New for 2007

With interesting features like the hard drive-based MyGIG infotainment center, rear-seat DVD system and heated/cooled cupholder, the Sebring raises the bar on the level of in-cabin features we can expect in a mid-size sedan.

Driving the Sebring

Driving Impressions Like so many of the new models we've driven within the past year or two, the 2007 Sebring practically antiquates its predecessor in every way. Still, on the list of...

things we like about the Sebring, its ride and handling characteristics aren't at the top. Compared to a direct competitor like the Saturn Aura, for instance, the Sebring is neither as comfortable on the highway nor as eager on a winding road. Furthermore, the cabin isn't as quiet and the powertrains aren't as smooth. On all those fronts the Sebring is far beyond acceptable, however, especially for anyone attracted more by its styling and amenities. In fact, loaded up with MyGIG, a rear-seat DVD system and the heated/cooled cupholder, some could argue that the Sebring offers the most stuff for the money in the entire segment.

MyGIG
This optional hard drive-based system includes navigation with real-time traffic information, MP3/WMA music and JPEG image uploading, a high-speed USB 2.0 port, auxiliary audio input, voice-recognition, voice message recording and playback, Bluetooth hands-free cell phone connectivity and more.

Rear-seat Entertainment
The Sebring's rear-seat DVD video system—the first offered in a mid-size sedan—includes dual headphones plus audio and gaming capability.

2007 Chrysler Sebring Details
2007 Chrysler Sebring photo Interior

With a passenger cabin defined by clean, contemporary styling and a generous helping of metallic-look trim (plus a few instances of average-grade plastics), the Sebring might not be as warm or welcoming as some of its competitors, but it's comfortable and attractive nonetheless. Complementing a host of available in-cabin technologies is a fold-flat passenger seat that can make laptop work easier (or help accommodate longer cargo). In between the base cloth and available leather seating, the Sebring offers an exceptionally stain-resistant seat fabric called YES Essentials. Limited models get a touch of tortoise shell-like trim.

Exterior
2007 Chrysler Sebring photo

Before its introduction, many figured the new Sebring would show up looking something like a scaled-down version of the Chrysler 300 large sedan that has been such a big hit for the automaker. According to company officials, however, that car's bold look just didn't downsize well. Instead, the Sebring adopts the general styling direction that now defines more than half the vehicles in the Chrysler lineup, a look that includes the grille, headlamps and distinctive hood strakes that made their debut on the pre-300 Chrysler Crossfire two-seater. Limited trim-level models are differentiated by chrome door handles, fog lamps and dual chrome exhaust outlets.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

A base-equipped Sebring includes an AM/FM/CD/CD-MP3 sound system with auxiliary input jack, air conditioning, power windows/locks/mirrors, remote keyless entry, cruise control, four-way adjustable steering wheel, delayed-off headlamps, cloth seats and 16-inch covered steel wheels. Standard safety equipment includes front, front-side and side-curtain airbags.

Optional Equipment

The highlight of the Sebring's optional equipment list is the comprehensive MyGIG navigation, entertainment and communication system. Other standouts include a six-CD/DVD/MP3/SIRIUS satellite sound system, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, stand-alone Bluetooth cell phone connectivity, heated/cooled cupholder, heated front seats, leather seats and a moonroof.

Under the Hood

The Sebring's base four-cylinder engine delivers highway mileage of up to 32 miles per gallon, the range-topping 3.5-liter V6 offers 235 horsepower and the 2.7-liter V6 balances the economy and power of the two while offering the Flex-Fuel capability of running on gasoline, E85 ethanol or any mixture of both. The 3.5-liter benefits from a new six-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick manual-shift capability, while the other engines are matched to a traditional four-speed automatic. All models are front-wheel drive.

2.4-liter in-line 4
172 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
165 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 24/32

2.7-liter V6
190 horsepower @ 6400 rpm
190 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/30 (Gas), 15/22 (E85)

3.5-liter V6
235 horsepower @ 6400 rpm
232 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/28

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2007 Chrysler Sebring Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.7
Out of 10

Based on 303 Ratings for the 2007 - 2010 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.0/10
    Quality
    7.8/10
  • Reliability
    8.2/10
    Performance
    7.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.2/10
    Styling
    8.4/10

Great on gas. Comfortable and convenient.

By on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 55,223

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "great on gas and comfort."

Cons: "none. Have too many cars have to downsize"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Silver exterior. regularly serviced. New tires. Automatic starter.Radio + CD player. Asking $7,500. neg."

Worst vehicle ever

By on Thursday, December 04, 2014

I owned and sold this car

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
1/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Car has been trouble ever since I bought it. It had only 16,000 miles on it when purchased from a private individual. Has 44,000 miles on. It now. Had electrical problems, brakes replaced at 27,000, #3 cylinder leaks at 38,000, struts are knocking all the time, Uconnect works sometimes."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

THIS IS A GREAT LITTLE CAR

By on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 81,200

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fuel MILAGE AND RELIABILITY"

Cons: "SMALL ENGINE"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I HAVE ENJOYED THIS AUTO BUT I NEED TO SELL IT BECAUSE OF CHANGES IN MY JOB SITUATION AND I DO HAVE ANOTHER CAR ."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

for the price worth every cent

By on Sunday, November 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 122,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "fun fun fun top down unbeleiveable"

Cons: "I dont have any none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"this is a great car yes its priced for us folks who cant afford a the more expensive vehicles, she looks fantastic and is always clean. has great suspension ride is smooth, I get rave reviews from my neighbors as to how beautiful she looks I have her tinted even been looking to add a new black out grille everyone stares at her she looks that great. A joy to drive I see so many on the road, I have upgraded by adding drilled/slotted rotors/ceramic pads for better stopping, done all of the proper maintenance even have a two year contract for oil changes with the dealers Chrysler/Dodge dealership I have had to change only one part she doesn't leak, the vinyl top is the original and as long I continue to condition the top it looks brand new"

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Biggest waste of money

By on Tuesday, September 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 32,500

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
1/10

Pros: "None"

Cons: "Brake system, transmission, tire pressure sensor"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"One mechanical problem after another. It has been off-road more than on. Non-drivable for most of its life. Wish I never bought it."

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Great ride all the way around!

By on Friday, August 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 51,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive."

Cons: "Stereo sucks!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I absolutely love this car! Drives nice and handles well and love the styling of the car. The rag top is the best and we have never had an issue with the mechanics since we've had the car in late 2008. Would buy another but am keeping this one forever."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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