Compare 2009 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2010 Chrysler Sebring

2009 Chevrolet Malibu
2010 Chrysler Sebring
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Hybrid 26 34 $24,149 $25,555
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 30 $20,416 $21,605
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 30 $21,267 $22,505
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 33 $23,346 $24,705
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 33 $25,401 $26,880
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2-Door Conv LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sebring 2-Door Conv LX 20 29 $26,818 $27,850
Sebring 2-Door Conv Limited 16 27 $31,288 $32,710
Sebring 2-Door Conv Touring 18 26 $28,086 $29,210
Sebring 4-Door Sedan Limited 21 30 $21,241 $22,115
Sebring 4-Door Sedan Touring 21 30 $19,405 $20,120
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,149
$26,818
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,555
$27,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / month
$464 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a top contender in its class in almost every way. An impressive feature set and a reasonable price can’t keep the 2010 Chrysler Sebring Convertible and sedan from mediocrity.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 48.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.7 100.0
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
52.1 44.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.4
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.3 108.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 31.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.8 193.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 13.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.87 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x - TBD - 11.5 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 36.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QGG TPX
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - TBC
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QGG TPX
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P215/65R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3742
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Engine
Fuel System
MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
159 @ 5000 166 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LAT ED3
Displacement
2.4L/146.5 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
164 @ 6400 173 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric 4-Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.95 2.84
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)
2.14 2.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.57
Trans Order Code
ME7 DFF
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Chrysler Sebring
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 8.1

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