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Dimensions are in inches (millimeters) at curb weight with standard wheels and tires unless otherwise noted. Gas mileage changes are due to the move to a new measurement system effective in model-year 2008. No manual transmission is available. Figures from the 2007 Camry are provided for comparison.
166 @ 4,400
189 @ 6,400
191 @ 4,000
235 @ 6,400
232 @ 4,000
The 2.4 liter goes with the 40TES automatic; the 2.7 V6 goes with the 41TES; the 3.5 with the 62TE.
Upshift — 1.452,
WOT kickdown — 1.570
Final Drive Ratio
Overall Top Gear
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal. (L)
FWD – 16.9 (64.0)
AWD – 17.3 (65.5)
Towing: V6 engines
EPA Total Interior Passenger Volume, cu. ft. (cu. M)
Front Head Room w/o Sunroof
Front Head Room w/Sunroof
Front Leg Room
Front Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Front Seat Travel
EPA Front Compartment Volume, cu. ft. (cu. M)
Rear Head Room
Rear Leg Room
Rear Shoulder Room
Rear Hip Room
Rear Knee Clearance
EPA Rear Compartment Volume, cu. ft. (cu. M)
Cargo Liftover Height
SAE Luggage Compartment Volume, cu. ft. (cu. M)
Independent MacPherson strut, coil spring over gas-charged shock absorbers, stabilizer bar with isolated suspension cradle
Multi-link independent with coil springs, link-type stabilizer bar, gas-charged shock absorbers and isolated rear suspension cradle
Speed-proportional, Power Rack and Pinion
Turning Diameter (curb-to-curb)
36.5 ft. (11.13)
Steering Turns (lock-to-lock)
Power assist type: All - 8 x 9 (204 x 230) Tandem-diaphragm vacuum
Front Size and Type
11.5 x 1.0 (294 x 26) Vented Rotors With 2.2 (57.0) single-piston floating caliper
Swept Area (total front)
223.5 sq. in. (1442.1 sq. cm)
Rear Size and Type
9.0 x 0.8 (229 x 35) Machined Drums
10.3 x 1.39 (262 x 10) solid rotor With 1.4 (35.0) single-piston floating caliper
11.88 x 0.4 (302 x 10) Solid rotor With 1.4 (35.0) single-piston floating caliper
Swept Area (total rear)
78.1 sq. in. (503.6 sq. cm)
138.6 sq. in. (894.6 sq. cm)
223.2 sq. in. (1440 sq. cm)
Parking Brake Type
SE: steel painted with wheel cover, 16 inch x 6.5
SXT: machined, painted cast aluminum, 17 x 6.5
R/T (optional, SXT): machined, painted cast aluminum, 18 x 7.0
R/T (optional): chrome-clad cast aluminum, 18 x 7.0
SE: P215/65R16 Firestone FR690.
SXT/ SE option: P215/60R17, Bridgestone Turanza EL400
SXT Option: P215/55R18, Bridgestone Turanza EL400
R/T: P215/55R18, Bridgestone Potenza RE92A
AUDIO SYSTEM EIGHT CHANNEL AMPLIFIER
AUDIO SYSTEM RADIOS
ALPINE ELECTRONICS, HARMANN BECKER AUTOMOTIVE, SIEMENS VDO
FAURECIA INTERIOR SYSTEMS
DOOR CASSETTE MODULES
ENGINE TRANSMISSION MODULE
FAURECIA EXHAUST SYSTEMS
FRONT END MODULE
INSTRUMENT PANEL MODULE
MIRRORS - EXTERIOR
INTEGRATED MFG & ASSEMBLY
MIRRORS - INTERIOR
FAURECIA AUTO SEATING
MONROE AUTO EQUIPMENT
SUSPENSION MODULE FRONT & REAR
WHEEL - ALUMINUM
SUPERIOR INDUSTRIES, ALCOA, DICASTAL
WHEEL - STEEL
WHEEL & TIRE ASSEMBLY
BROSE NORTH AMERICA
Officially, Chrysler wrote that the Sebring’s JS platform is derived from the GS [Caliber/Compass/Patriot] platform but is wider and longer. Many parts are shared among vehicles on the two platforms, and a high level of flexibility has been engineered into the assembly process. If demand is strong, the Chrysler group can assemble the Sebring and Avenger at its Belvidere plant. Conversely, Chrysler can assemble the Caliber and its Jeep siblings in the Sterling Heights plant.
oh20 reported — correctly and long in advance — that the drivetrain choices are the four-speed automatic transmission with the 2.4 World Engine (40TES automatic) or the 2.7 V6 (41TES automatic; standard and flex-fuel versions); a retuned (for lower horsepower) 3.5 liter V6 is optional, with the brand-new 62TE six-speed automatic transmission developed entirely by Chrysler (which includes a special kickdown gear, technically making it a seven-speed). oh20 also reported that the ESP stability control package will be available. There are many cool features in these vehicles — see the feature lists further down on this page.
Export cars get a Volkswagen diesel and 2.0 liter four-cylinder World Engine, coupled to the automatics or to a manual transmission (a five-speed Chrysler design or a six-speed Aisin model). This is the engine in the “concept car” shown in France (and pictured on this page).
Currently, the Sebring and Stratus sedans, combined, are selling around 200,000 units per year, including the closely-related Sebring Convertible, while the Neon is selling around 120,000 units. The Sedans outsold the Mitsubishi-designed Coupes by more than a 4:1 margin when sales data was still separated.
RedRiderBob and Michigan_79 stopped the clock on a Chrysler presentation and found the Avenger!
...and they did it six months before the September photos (clearly showing the same car, in silver) arrived.
You may remember oh20 from the highly accurate Dodge Caliber feature lists. He's come through again.
Engines: 2.4 world engine; 2.7 V6 (standard and flex fuel); 3.5 V6. Transmissions: 40TES, 41TES, and 62TE.
Colors: silver, black, inferno red, gold, marathon blue, modern blue, white.
Interior colors: dark khaki/light gray; dark/light slate gray; beige/cream.
Base model standard features are surprisingly generous; note the standard dual horns, floor mats, keyless entry, power heated mirrors and locks, day/night mirror, cruise, side airbags, tilt-telescope wheel, and tachometer!
The next model is even better. It takes the standard model and adds:
Finally, there is a top package which adds:
The 3.5 liter V6 engine is an option only on the top model.
Options on all models are: Air Filtering, Sun Visors w/Illum Vanity Mirrors, Temperature Compass Gauge, Tire Pressure Monitoring Display, Traction Control, Smoker's Group, Traveler/Mini Trip Computer, Remote Start System, Front Drive/Pass Sunglasses Holder, Side Front Seats Air Bags, Side Window Curtain Frt/Rr Air Bag.
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