Compare 2010 Chrysler Sebring vs 2009 Mazda MAZDA6

2010 Chrysler Sebring
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 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
$23,844
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,850
$25,810
Monthly Payment Estimate
$464 / month
$430 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
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 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
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
44.2 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 101.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
48.5 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.5
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 38.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
31.6 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 72.4
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 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
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P215/55VR17
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)
3742 3309
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ED3 NA
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
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
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chrysler Sebring Mazda Mazda6
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
- TBD - Independent E-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- TBD - Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7

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