Compare 2010 Chrysler Sebring vs 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

2010 Chrysler Sebring
2009 Chevrolet Malibu
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4-Door Sedan Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Touring 21 30 $19,405 $20,120
4-Door Sedan Limited 21 30 $21,241 $22,115
2-Door Convertible LX 20 29 $26,818 $27,850
2-Door Convertible Touring 18 26 $28,086 $29,210
2-Door Convertible Limited 16 27 $31,288 $32,710
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4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 30 $20,416 $21,605
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 30 $21,267 $22,505
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 33 $23,346 $24,705
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 26 34 $24,149 $25,555
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 33 $25,401 $26,880
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,405
$20,416
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,120
$21,605
Monthly Payment Estimate
$335 / month
$360 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
An impressive feature set and a reasonable price can’t keep the 2010 Chrysler Sebring Convertible and sedan from mediocrity. The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a top contender in its class in almost every way.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.2 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.5 97.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.6 191.8
Height, Overall (in)
59.0 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 112.3
Liftover Height (in)
31.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.2 70.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.9 15.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.87 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 11.65 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 16
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 40.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TPX - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
TPX - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P225/50R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3310 3415
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
ED3 LE5
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/146.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 169 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI MFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.95
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.62
Trans Order Code
DFF MN5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chrysler Sebring Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
- TBD - 4-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- TBD - MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 -

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