Compare 1997 Chrysler Sebring vs 1997 Ford Thunderbird

1997 Chrysler Sebring
1997 Ford Thunderbird
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2-Door Coupe LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe LX 22 31 $15,231 $16,540
2-Door Convertible JX 20 27 $18,504 $20,150
2-Door Coupe LXi 20 27 $19,307 $21,120
2-Door Convertible JXi 20 27 $22,606 $24,760
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2-Door Coupe LX
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
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
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
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 18.0
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Speed Sensitive Power Rack & Pinion
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
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,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 2.84
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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