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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
“Narrow roof pillars contribute to good outward visibility”
“Expected bags, belts, side-impact bags for front occupants, anti-lock brakes”
“the brakes…are the best”
“standard side seat-mounted air bags…tire-pressure monitoring system”
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as good as it gets
The 2008 Chrysler Sebring comes up fair to middling in most other respects, but with the Sebring, Chrysler has spared no expense when it comes to safety features. Visibility from behind the wheel is excellent, and the anti-lock brakes included standard on all Sebring models have been rated superior to excellent by all sources except Jalopnik.
The 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible comes with standard front and side airbags, as well as ABS. An electronic stability system is offered as an option with the convertible models. According to NY Newsday, this option runs $425. Also standard with the Sebring is the tire-pressure monitoring gauge. This not only assists the driver in maintaining safety but fuel economy as well, since a vehicle riding on tires that are underpressured can waste up to 10 percent of its fuel.
Safety ratings are strong. The driver has four-star front-crash protection and the front passenger, five-star protection, according to the NHTSA. Side impact is five stars for front and rear occupants, and the 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible rates four stars in rollover resistance.
Those for whom safety is a primary concern will be quite satisfied with the 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible.