Compare 2009 Chrysler Sebring vs 2009 Ford Fusion

2009 Chrysler Sebring
2009 Ford Fusion
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2-Door Conv LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sebring 2-Door Conv LX 20 29 $25,914 $27,790
Sebring 2-Door Conv Limited 16 27 $32,589 $35,125
Sebring 2-Door Conv Touring 20 29 $28,171 $30,270
Sebring 4-Door Sedan LX 21 30 $19,009 $20,515
Sebring 4-Door Sedan Limited 21 21 $21,391 $23,040
Sebring 4-Door Sedan Touring 21 30 $20,174 $21,810
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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
$25,914
$17,707
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,790
$19,035
Monthly Payment Estimate
$463 / month
$317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Chrysler Sebring scores big on features, but it doesn’t stand up to its main competitors in most other ways. 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
Second Hip Room (in)
44.2 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57.4
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
48.5 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 100.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
31.6 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 80.1
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 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 -
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P205/60TR16
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
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 -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.3L/140
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Trans Type
4 5
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chrysler Sebring Ford Fusion
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 6

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