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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Touring
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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
4-Door Sedan Limited 21 30 $21,241 $22,115
4-Door Sedan Touring 21 30 $19,405 $20,120
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in) 53.2 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.5 97.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 59.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 15.1
Brakes
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 16
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code TPX - TBD -
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 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
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4400 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code ED3 LE5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 30
Transmission
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 2.95
Summary
Vehicle Name Chrysler Sebring Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 -
 
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