Compare 2008 Chrysler Sebring vs 2009 Ford Fusion

2008 Chrysler Sebring
2009 Ford Fusion
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2-Door Conv LX FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sebring 2-Door Conv LX FWD 20 29 $24,655 $26,600
Sebring 2-Door Conv Limited FWD 16 26 $30,159 $32,715
Sebring 2-Door Conv Touring FWD 13 19 $27,063 $29,275
Sebring 4-Door Sedan LX FWD 21 30 $18,401 $19,840
Sebring 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 15 24 $26,119 $28,415
Sebring 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD 21 30 $22,519 $24,415
Sebring 4-Door Sedan Touring FWD 21 30 $19,324 $20,865
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4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion 4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD 20 29 $17,707 $19,035
Fusion 4-Door Sedan I4 SE FWD 20 29 $18,542 $20,175
Fusion 4-Door Sedan I4 SEL FWD 20 29 $20,464 $22,310
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SE AWD 17 25 $22,295 $24,345
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SE FWD 18 26 $20,631 $22,495
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SEL AWD 17 25 $23,429 $25,605
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SEL FWD 18 26 $21,765 $23,755
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,655
$17,707
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,600
$19,035
Monthly Payment Estimate
$443 / month
$317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Chrysler Sebring’s reasonable road manners and wealth of features are at odds with its ungainly looks and interior trim. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 100.4
Second Hip Room (in)
44.2 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.8
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
48.5 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
31.6 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 80.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
193.8 190.2
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 107.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 15.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.4 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 17.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P205/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
TPX - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P205/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
TPX - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC - TBD -
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3647 3181
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 9.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 160 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 156 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
ED3 99Z
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 23
Transmission
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.84
Trans Order Code
DFF 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chrysler Sebring Ford Fusion
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut w/Stabilizer bars
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link w/Stabilizer bars
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent double wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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