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2010 Chrysler Sebring

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2010 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 almost every new or redesigned entry shows up to the party with a combination of attributes attractive enough to merit consideration. Chrysler's entry, the Sebring Sedan, has not lived up to expectations, partly due to stiff domestic competition from both the Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu, but also because of perceived weaknesses in the areas of interior quality and engine noise, both of which Chrysler addressed in 2009.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you like the balanced nature of a mid-size sedan but want or need some of the standard in-cabin goodies traditionally optional on other makes, 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 domestic rivals like the Chevrolet Malibu. Also, electronic stability control is optional, a feature most competitors now list as standard equipment.

What's New for 2010

For 2010, the grooves are removed from the Sebring's hood, while new wheels and instrument panel gauge cluster mark the other changes for 2010.

Driving the Sebring

Driving Impressions Although the 2010 Sebring is a vast improvement over Chrysler's previous mid-size entries of late, the car still falls short of the standards set by Honda, Toyota and even Hyundai....

And on the list of things we do like about the Sebring, its ride and handling characteristics aren't at the top. Compared to a direct competitor like the Chevrolet Malibu, 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.
Favorite Features

Uconnect tunes
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.

Tilt and Telescoping steering wheel
This adjustable steering wheel makes finding a comfortable driving position a breeze, no matter your size.

2010 Chrysler Sebring Details
2010 Chrysler Sebring photo Interior

With a passenger cabin defined by clean, contemporary styling and a generous helping of metallic-looking trim (plus an abundance 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's seat that can make laptop work easier (or help accommodate longer cargo). Leather seating is complemented by a touch of tortoise shell-like trim and brushed silver accents.

Exterior
2010 Chrysler Sebring photo

Before its introduction, many figured the new Sebring would show up looking something like a scaled-down version of the larger Chrysler 300 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 and headlamps that made their debut on the Chrysler Crossfire two-seater. Limited trim-level models include body-colored door handles, available fog lamps and dual chrome exhaust outlets.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The Sebring Touring includes a six-CD/DVD/MP3/SIRIUS Satellite Radio 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 and cloth seats. V6 trims add 18-inch wheels and more optional equipment.

Optional Equipment

Options for the Sebring include a power sunroof, heated front seats, remote start, traction control and electronic stability control. V6 models offer 18-inch wheels, navigation with Boston Acoustics audio and the Electronic Convenience Group that adds automatic temperature control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote start, fog lamps and a tire pressure monitor.

Under the Hood

The Sebring's base four-cylinder engine delivers highway mileage of up to 30 miles per gallon, while the range-topping 3.5-liter V6 offers 235 horsepower. The 3.5-liter benefits from a six-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick manual-shift capability, while the 2.4-liter engine is matched to a traditional four-speed automatic.

2.4-liter in-line 4
173 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
166 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/30 (Sedan), 20/29 (Convertible)

3.5-liter V6
235 horsepower @ 6400 rpm
232 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/27 (FWD)

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2010 Chrysler Sebring Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.6
Out of 10

Based on 284 Ratings for the 2007 - 2010 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.0/10
    Quality
    7.8/10
  • Reliability
    8.2/10
    Performance
    7.8/10
  • Comfort
    8.2/10
    Styling
    8.5/10

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!"

2 people out of 6 found this review helpful

I never understood the lousy reviews.

By on Thursday, March 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 29,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Good fuel economy. NEVER had one problem with it."

Cons: "2.4 is a bit weak."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Bottom line, this is a good car for the money. I never understood the lousy reviews. Talk to anyone who owns one they will tell you that they really like it. Feels good on the highway or around town. Really good on gas with the 2.4 I'm going to part with it. However I'm trading on a new 200"

I'd buy another one ~

By on Monday, March 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 108,104

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
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "handles great in the snow, great for long rides,"

Cons: "no sun roof :)"

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

"I bought my 2007 Sebring in 2009. It was very clean inside and out. I've had many compliments on it. Mostly the hood that has the grooves, makes it look newer that it really is, very stylish. The car has been REALLY good to me. I've never had it in the shop for repairs, only oil changes, fluids topped off regularly and new tires and rotations. This car has truly been a blessing. It's March 2014 and it still handles like a dream. I've considered getting a new car only because of the discounts going on right now. And the Friends and family discounts as well. I was at the dealership a few ago but I still haven't made up my mind. My car has no issues, I just thought about upgrading because of wants, not needs. That is a huge difference. :) I would truly sell this car to a Close Friend or a Family Member, that's how sincere I am. :) Sincerley, Gem005"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Loved this car. Bought her in 2009. Best car ever.

By on Thursday, January 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 66,455

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: "Can sit 4 people comfortably, auto top"

Cons: "Not much storage with top down."

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

"Loved driving with the top down. Bought this car with 15000miles on her. This car has been so much fun. Drove to different states, and just short drives around town. Love this car. Suggest everyone should buy this type of car if you like the top down. Drove great with the top up, no problems, I enjoyed driving with the top down when weather permitted. Used the ac with the top down when it was really hot. Used the heater with the top down on chilly days, or nights."

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Reliable Car Exceeded My Expectations

By on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

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
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "safety, reliability, control, mpg, heat, style!"

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

"I had been conditioned to believe that American cars were not reliable, were expensive to fix, would not last more than 150K miles, etc, etc. Everyone has always told me that I should get a Japanese car. Well I wanted an American car, and I loved the look of the Sebring. It has a comfortable interior with a clean design. More importantly, I am in sales and therefore drive for work, and this car has been SO reliable! I have been driving it daily for 3 years and have not had one bad experience with it. I get 27mpg on the highway (~24 city) which is good for this size car. A lot of large sedans in this class have 6 cylinders, and while that does give you more power, you will spend a lot more on gas over the life of the car. And frankly, this car takes off like it DOES have 6 cylinders... I forget that it doesn't sometimes. Also, consider weather... I recently drove my friends 2011 Japanese mid-size sedan in a snow storm. I was sliding all over the place and the control was just not there. The Chrysler Sebring is a heavier car with more control. I have driven this car through major blizzards and felt very safe. The defroster, heat, AC, and sirius radio work fantastic. There is a huge trunk. Interior is spacious for 5 people (I've even fit 6 people one time too). I can't think of a feature of this car that I am not completely satisfied with. In 2011 Chrysler renamed this model the Chrysler 200 and made it a little bit smaller and raised the price tag. They also did away with the distinctive lines on the hood which I think give this car a lot of character. I hope this car lasts me to 250-300K miles because I love it. I will be sure to post an updated review on here if it does!!!!"

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Chrysler Sebring 2008 Touring conv

By on Saturday, January 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 76,000

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
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Love it top up or down"

Cons: "back seat comfortable hard to get in and out."

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

"Love this car bought it with 17000 miles. Solid great driver...23 to 24 miles per gal city..hwy 30 plus...best 39.9 mpg Always getting compliments on my silver beauty. Great road car especially on long trips and very comfortable. I had a dodge Mag wagon with a Hemi prior to this and was also very happy with that car."

3 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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