2010 Chrysler Sebring vs. Its Competition

2010 Chrysler Sebring sedan
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

If you’re considering the 2010 Chrysler Sebring sedan, you’ll also want to look at the Hyundai Sonata.

Perhaps closest in marketing position to the Sebring, the Sonata aims to offer a few more features at a slightly more competitive price compared to other mid-size sedans.

But the Sonata pulls it off a little more convincingly, especially after a design and features refresh for 2009.

The Ford Fusion and the Mazda6 are both sportier-feeling rivals to the Sebring, and they perform much better in nearly every way.

The Fusion is a bit larger than the Sebring, while the Mazda6 may handle more in tune with some drivers' tastes and has a distinctive new look and feel that’s more luxurious.

Against the Convertible, there aren’t many other choices anymore, with discontinuation of the Pontiac G6 and Toyota Camry Solara.

But shoppers should consider the 2010 Ford Mustang Convertible, which also offers a back seat that’s tolerable for adults and offers much more head-turning potential.

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Quick Specs
6.8
An impressive feature set and a reasonable price can’t keep the 2010 Chrysler Sebring Convertible and sedan from mediocrity.
8.4
Nostalgia is still a big part of the appeal, but the 2010 Ford Mustang is now every bit a modern, refined sport coupe.
8.6
The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a top contender in its class in almost every way.
8.2
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.
7.8
TheCarConnection.com still rates the Honda Accord as the family-sedan champion, but the 2009 Hyundai Sonata lands solidly in the upstart tier that includes the Mazda6, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu.
8.6
The 2009 Mazda6 could easily steal sales from the traditional class leaders if non-gearheads discover it.
MSRP From     
$20,120$21,395$21,605$19,035$18,700$18,550
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Gas V6Gas 4-CylGas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class     
MidsizeCompactMidsizeMid-Size SedanLargeMidsize
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan Touring2-Door Coupe V64-Door Sedan LS w/1LS4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GLS4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveRear wheel driveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
545555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door Sedan2 Door Coupe4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODManualAutomatic w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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