Compare 2008 Chrysler Sebring vs 2009 Ford Fusion

2008 Chrysler Sebring
2009 Ford Fusion
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4-Door Sedan FWD LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD LX 21 30 $18,401 $19,840
4-Door Sedan FWD Touring 21 30 $19,324 $20,865
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 21 30 $22,519 $24,415
2-Door Convertible FWD LX 20 29 $24,655 $26,600
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 15 24 $26,119 $28,415
2-Door Convertible FWD Touring 13 19 $27,063 $29,275
2-Door Convertible FWD Limited 16 26 $30,159 $32,715
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4-Door Sedan I4 FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 FWD S 20 29 $17,707 $19,035
4-Door Sedan I4 FWD SE 20 29 $18,542 $20,175
4-Door Sedan I4 FWD SEL 20 29 $20,464 $22,310
4-Door Sedan V6 FWD SE 18 26 $20,631 $22,495
4-Door Sedan V6 FWD SEL 18 26 $21,765 $23,755
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD SE 17 25 $22,295 $24,345
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD SEL 17 25 $23,429 $25,605
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,401
$17,707
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,840
$19,035
Monthly Payment Estimate
$331 / month
$317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Chrysler Sebring’s reasonable road manners and wealth of features are at odds with its ungainly looks and interior trim. The 2009 Ford Fusion is a great choice for those who place their priorities on style and handling, but if interior space matters to you, look elsewhere.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.2 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 54.0
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.5 100.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.6 190.2
Height, Overall (in)
59.0 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
31.9 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.2 80.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.9 15.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.4 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 17.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TPX - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P205/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
TPX - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P205/60TR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3310 3181
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 9.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 160 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 156 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
ED3 99Z
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.3L/140
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 23
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.84
Trans Order Code
DFF 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.76
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chrysler Sebring Ford Fusion
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link w/Stabilizer bars
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut w/Stabilizer bars
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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