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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 291 Ratings for the 2007 - 2010 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.1/10
    Quality
    7.9/10
  • Reliability
    8.3/10
    Performance
    7.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.2/10
    Styling
    8.5/10

Best car

By on Friday, July 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 52,000

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
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "see above"

Cons: "no cons, great car all around"

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

"Best car I have owned. Bought new in fall of 2007 when new style came out, serviced regularly, kept garaged and have not had 1 problem with it. Only expense since 2008 was new set of tires in 2013! The paint is like new, as is the interior. I am keeping this car, even if I purchase a new car. One great vehicle. I have owned a Lexus, Corvette, Supra twin turbo, Honda Pilot, Ford...........this is the one to keep."

Love IT- Hate IT

By on Friday, July 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 41,300

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I bought this 08 in 2010. My pros first. 1. A very sexy, sharp looking car. 2. The 0-60 in about 6 seconds is a rush. 3. The handling is awesome. 4. The quietness of this convertible on highway is super. 5. The ride is like a luxury sedan. 6. The Boston sound system with disc and MP3 are tops. 7. Such a fun car to drive. 8. The comfort of long drives is super. OK now the cons. 1. NO TRUNK SPACE when top is down. It folds into the trunk. 2. The key bob has never worked on putting down the top. Which would be great as I go to the beach almost every day. But I couldn,t do that anyway because you can not put anything in the trunk when the top is down. Bummer!!! 3. Gas mileage is 13 city maybe 16 highway. You have to expect that with this car. 4. Interior carpet is blotchy grey. Don't know why that happened and the drivers arm rest is peeling around the door handle. 5. The trunk lid weighs about 50lbs. No kidding. I am in great shape and I still have to muscle the trunk up and down. Had to replace the hydrolic arms on it, they blew out and almost took my head off. First clue the dang trunk is too heavy. So weaklings try it out first. So even tho I love ,love the look and ride of this car I will not get another. The cons are too big for my lifestyle. If you don't put anything in the trunk and want to put top up and down on a moments notice and get complements galore on the look -and like the power - This is for you. I bought this car with alot of options from previous owner so the price was fantastic."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Great car !!

By on Saturday, June 07, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 37,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "dependable, reliable, peppy li'l scooter"

Cons: "Not extremely snow-capable, but gets it done"

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

"Owned Sebring since brand new. Never a problem, just regular maintenance. Multi-disc changer in dash is nice, as is sunroof. Worst problem encountered: changing center rear brake light....lining of trunk deck has to be removed, now there's a s slight rattle when closing trunk. Other than that, it has been a pleasure !"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Truly a convenient convertible

By on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 42,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Always garaged, fun to drive, excellent A/C"

Cons: "small trunk space w/ top down"

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

"This gem is in meticulous condition. It has been serviced regulatly at 3000 mile intervls. Just installed 4 new tires and new four wheel brake pads and alignment. A must see."

7 people out of 11 found this review helpful

You get what you pay for.

By on Friday, May 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 20,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "A classic American cruise. Fun for 4."

Cons: "Take it easy on the curves."

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

"The Sebring Convertible has been bad mouthed by almost everyone that reviews it. Yes it is the convertible of choice for the rental car world. My car is not of that ilk. It is a 2010 Hardtop Limited Convertible. That means it has Chrysler's best V6 and 6 speed Auto Transmission. Smooth, quite, 235 hp; it is just a great combo. I regularly see 25 MPG on regular gas, although the owner's manual recommends premium. Front wheel drive,heated seats, traction control and the hard top make it a great New York Winter choice. The style is dictated by the need to fold the hard top into the trunk. Top up, by the way, means a huge storage area is available. Top down and there is room for 6 grocery bags. Remote Start, and top down are just a couple of the extras that are standard on this car. How does it handle? Like a classic American cruiser, it is not a light weight sports car. It is a great choice to take 4 people cruising in comfort. Great on the highway, not so great on the back roads. BUT let me repeat - get the big engine and 6 speed auto, you'll be happy."

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

it drives smoothly and love heated seats..,summer

By on Sunday, March 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 4,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"love the car drives nice always wanted a luxury car but now looking for car the gets great gas miles!"

4 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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