Compare 2009 Chrysler Sebring vs 2009 Mazda MAZDA6

2009 Chrysler Sebring
2009 Mazda MAZDA6
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 21 30 $19,009 $20,515
4-Door Sedan Touring 21 30 $20,174 $21,810
4-Door Sedan Limited 21 30 $23,873 $25,920
2-Door Convertible LX 20 29 $25,914 $27,790
2-Door Convertible Touring 20 29 $28,171 $30,270
2-Door Convertible Limited 16 27 $32,589 $35,125
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4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 20 29 $17,601 $18,550
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 20 29 $18,729 $20,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 21 30 $19,557 $21,150
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 20 29 $20,067 $21,705
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 21 30 $20,895 $22,605
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 17 25 $22,299 $24,130
4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 20 29 $23,016 $24,910
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 17 25 $23,169 $25,075
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 21 30 $23,844 $25,810
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 17 25 $26,099 $28,260
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,009
$17,601
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,515
$18,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$342 / month
$309 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Chrysler Sebring scores big on features, but it doesn’t stand up to its main competitors in most other ways. The 2009 Mazda6 could easily steal sales from the traditional class leaders if non-gearheads discover it.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.5 101.9
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.2 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 37.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59.0 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 109.8
Liftover Height (in)
31.9 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.2 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
190.6 193.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.9 16.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 2.93
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
TPX NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P205/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
TPX NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P205/65HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3310 3258
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16.0 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 8.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ED3 NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 170 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.72
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.31
Trans Type
4 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.84
Trans Order Code
DFF NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chrysler Sebring Mazda Mazda6
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent E-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6

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