2008 Chrysler Sebring Limited Convertible Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2008 Chrysler Sebring - Road Test Specs

2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible

(3.5L V6 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2008
StyleLimited 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$32,345
As-tested MSRP$38,525


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3518cc (215 cu-in)
Valvetrainsingle overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.0
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)235 @ 6,400
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)232 @ 4,000
Transmission type6-speed Automatic


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Tire brandBridgestone Potenza RE050A
Tire modelAll season
Tire typeall season
Tire size, frontP215/55R18 T
Tire size, rearP215/55R18 T
Wheel size18 X 7.0
Wheel materialpainted alloy
Brakes, frontFront ventilated disc - rear disc
Brakes, reardisc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.4
0-60 mph (sec.)8.3
0-75 mph (sec.)12.4
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.3@86.3
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)33
60-0 mph (ft.)133
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)62.4
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.71
Sound level @ idle (dB)46.6
@ Full throttle (dB)78.3
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)65.3

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsNot easy to get off the line (0-10mph) quickly -- wheelspin is difficult to modulate or achieve (bog or boil). However, gears 1-3 are very closely spaced which helps accelerate. But is out of character in this car.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsSoft, long-travel pedal doesn't inspire confidence in emergency braking.
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsTons of suspension/tire wind-up and springback makes fast transitioning impossible. Feels like it's balanced on a ball and falling one way or the other as it transitions left/right and back. Not rewarding in any way.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)421
Temperature (°F)89
Wind (mph, direction)2.5

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)18 City / 28 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)19.6
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.9

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3959
Length (in.)193.8
Width (in.)71.5
Height (in.)58.5
Wheelbase (in.)108.9
Track, front (in.)61.8
Track, rear (in.)61.8
Turning circle (ft.)36.5
Legroom, front (in.)42.4
Legroom, rear (in.)33.5
Headroom, front (in.)38.8
Headroom, rear (in.)37.2
Shoulder room, front (in.)56.4
Shoulder room, rear (in.)48.5
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)11.3
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)11.3


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain3 years/36,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlOptional
Stability controlOptional
Rollover protectionN/A
Tire-pressure monitoring systemtire pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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