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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe LX 22 31 $15,231 $16,540
2-Door Coupe LXi 20 27 $19,307 $21,120
2-Door Convertible JX 20 27 $18,504 $20,150
2-Door Convertible JXi 20 27 $22,606 $24,760
2-Door Coupe LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe LX 18 26 $16,318 $17,885
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,231
$16,318
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,540
$17,885
Monthly Payment Estimate
$276 / month
$298 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.8 55.6
Second Leg Room (in) 34.0 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91.1 101.0
Second Hip Room (in) 49.3 56.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 59.1
Second Head Room (in) 36.5 37.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 58.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43.4 42.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 103.7 113.0
Liftover Height (in) 28.4 24.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 73.2
Track Width, Front (in) 59.4 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 190.9 200.3
Height, Overall (in) 51.0 52.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 15.1
Brakes
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 X -TBD- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.0 x 0.9 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.1 x 0.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Speed Sensitive Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.4 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 41.3 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 36.6
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/70R14 P215/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA T37
Front Tire Size P195/70R14 P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T125/90R15
Front Tire Order Code NA T37
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2959 3506
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 12.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 430 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4800 215 @ 2750
Engine Order Code ECF 994
Displacement 2.0L/122 3.8L/232
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 6000 145 @ 4000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SEFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54 2.84
Clutch Size (in) 9.0 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 2.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.13 1.56
Trans Order Code DD5 44L
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD,
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Chrysler Sebring Ford Thunderbird
Body Style 2 Door Coupe LX 2 Door Coupe LX
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 30.2
Suspension Type - Front Independent Short Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.94
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 25 30.2
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.6 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent H-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
 
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