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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.

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
7.7
Out of 10

Based on 290 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

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."

1 person out of 2 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

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"

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