Compare 2010 Chrysler Sebring vs 2009 Ford Fusion vs 2009 Mazda MAZDA6

2010 Chrysler Sebring
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2009 Ford Fusion
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2009 Mazda MAZDA6
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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
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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
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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
$26,818
$17,707
$23,844
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,850
$19,035
$25,810
Monthly Payment Estimate
$464 / month
$317 / month
$430 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
An impressive feature set and a reasonable price can’t keep the 2010 Chrysler Sebring Convertible and sedan from mediocrity. 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. 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 20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size Sedan Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.8 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
48.5 56.5 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.3 42.5
Passenger Capacity
4 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 54.0 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 37.2 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.7 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
44.2 53.3 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57.4 57.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 100.4 101.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
193.8 190.2 193.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 57.2 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.3 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 107.4 109.8
Liftover Height (in)
31.6 28.3 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 80.1 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.6 62.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 15.8 16.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.4 - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel NA 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 17.5 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 38.7 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 - TBD - 2.93
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.0 16.2
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P205/60TR16 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD - T115/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
TPX - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P205/60TR16 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TPX - TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3742 3181 3309
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD - 16.0 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD - 17.0 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD - 17.0 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 9.7 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD - 100
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.3L/140 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 160 @ 6250 170 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 156 @ 4250 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ED3 99Z NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29 30
Transmission
Trans Type
4 5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.76 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.17 3.41
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.84 1.93
Trans Order Code
DFF 445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 4.39 3.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.97 0.93
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.31 3.62
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23 1.29
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chrysler Sebring Ford Fusion Mazda Mazda6
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
- TBD - Independent multi-link Independent E-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer bars Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- TBD - Independent double wishbone Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer bars Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 - -

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