Compare 2008 Chrysler Sebring vs 2009 Mazda MAZDA6

2008 Chrysler Sebring
2009 Mazda MAZDA6
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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 Automatic i Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 21 30 $23,844 $25,810
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 21 30 $19,557 $21,150
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 21 30 $20,895 $22,605
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 17 25 $26,099 $28,260
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 17 25 $22,299 $24,130
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 17 25 $23,169 $25,075
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 20 29 $23,016 $24,910
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 20 29 $17,601 $18,550
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 20 29 $18,729 $20,250
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 20 29 $20,067 $21,705
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,655
$23,844
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,600
$25,810
Monthly Payment Estimate
$443 / month
$430 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.6
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 Mazda6 could easily steal sales from the traditional class leaders if non-gearheads discover it.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 101.9
Second Hip Room (in)
44.2 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.3
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
48.5 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
31.6 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
193.8 193.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 109.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 16.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.4 11.0 x - 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 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 2.93
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TPX NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
TPX NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3647 3309
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17.0 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16.0 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17.0 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 100
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 170 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ED3 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 24
Transmission
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.41
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.93
Trans Order Code
DFF NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.93
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.62
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.29
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chrysler Sebring Mazda Mazda6
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent E-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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