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You'll Like The 2007 Chrysler Sebring If...

If you like the balanced nature of a mid-size sedan but want or need some of the in-cabin goodies not traditionally available in the segment, the Sebring might be just the car for which you've been waiting. Unique styling also sets the Sebring apart from the crowd.

You May Not Like The 2007 Chrysler Sebring If...

The Sebring sedan's overall sense of refinement doesn't match the Honda Accord's or Toyota Camry's, or even that of some newcomers like the Saturn Aura.

What's New

With interesting features like the hard drive-based MyGIG infotainment center, rear-seat DVD system and heated/cooled cupholder, the Sebring raises the bar on the level of in-cabin features we can expect in a mid-size sedan.

Interior Features

With a passenger cabin defined by clean, contemporary styling and a generous helping of metallic-look trim (plus a few instances of average-grade plastics), the Sebring might not be as warm or welcoming as some of its competitors, but it's comfortable and attractive nonetheless. Complementing a host of available in-cabin technologies is a fold-flat passenger seat that can make laptop work easier (or help accommodate longer cargo). In between the base cloth and available leather seating, the Sebring offers an exceptionally stain-resistant seat fabric called YES Essentials. Limited models get a touch of tortoise shell-like trim.

Exterior Features

Before its introduction, many figured the new Sebring would show up looking something like a scaled-down version of the Chrysler 300 large sedan that has been such a big hit for the automaker. According to company officials, however, that car's bold look just didn't downsize well. Instead, the Sebring adopts the general styling direction that now defines more than half the vehicles in the Chrysler lineup, a look that includes the grille, headlamps and distinctive hood strakes that made their debut on the pre-300 Chrysler Crossfire two-seater. Limited trim-level models are differentiated by chrome door handles, fog lamps and dual chrome exhaust outlets.

Driving Impressions

Like so many of the new models we've driven within the past year or two, the 2007 Sebring practically antiquates its predecessor in every way. Still, on the list of things we like about the Sebring, its ride and handling characteristics aren't at the top. Compared to a direct competitor like the Saturn Aura, for instance, the Sebring is neither as comfortable on the highway nor as eager on a winding road. Furthermore, the cabin isn't as quiet and the powertrains aren't as smooth. On all those fronts the Sebring is far beyond acceptable, however, especially for anyone attracted more by its styling and amenities. In fact, loaded up with MyGIG, a rear-seat DVD system and the heated/cooled cupholder, some could argue that the Sebring offers the most stuff for the money in the entire segment.

Pricing Notes

The 2007 Chrysler Sebring starts at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $18,995 and will extend into the low $30,000 range for a Touring model loaded with a V6 and all the electronic goodies. Our Fair Purchase Prices have reflected real-world selling prices not more than a few hundred dollars shy of those MSRPs. Compared with category leaders Accord and Camry, the Sebring's higher feature content at any given price is countered in part by lower projected resale values.

Notable Equipment

A base-equipped Sebring includes an AM/FM/CD/CD-MP3 sound system with auxiliary input jack, air conditioning, power windows/locks/mirrors, remote keyless entry, cruise control, four-way adjustable steering wheel, delayed-off headlamps, cloth seats and 16-inch covered steel wheels. Standard safety equipment includes front, front-side and side-curtain airbags.

Notable Options

The highlight of the Sebring's optional equipment list is the comprehensive MyGIG navigation, entertainment and communication system. Other standouts include a six-CD/DVD/MP3/SIRIUS satellite sound system, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, stand-alone Bluetooth cell phone connectivity, heated/cooled cupholder, heated front seats, leather seats and a moonroof.

Favorite Features

MyGIG

This optional hard drive-based system includes navigation with real-time traffic information, MP3/WMA music and JPEG image uploading, a high-speed USB 2.0 port, auxiliary audio input, voice-recognition, voice message recording and playback, Bluetooth hands-free cell phone connectivity and more.

Rear-seat Entertainment

The Sebring's rear-seat DVD video system - the first offered in a mid-size sedan - includes dual headphones plus audio and gaming capability.

Under the Hood

The Sebring's base four-cylinder engine delivers highway mileage of up to 32 miles per gallon, the range-topping 3.5-liter V6 offers 235 horsepower and the 2.7-liter V6 balances the economy and power of the two while offering the Flex-Fuel capability of running on gasoline, E85 ethanol or any mixture of both. The 3.5-liter benefits from a new six-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick manual-shift capability, while the other engines are matched to a traditional four-speed automatic. All models are front-wheel drive.

2.4-liter in-line 4

172 horsepower @ 6000 rpm

165 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400 rpm

EPA city/highway fuel economy: 24/32

2.7-liter V6

190 horsepower @ 6400 rpm

190 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm

EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/30 (Gas), 15/22 (E85)

3.5-liter V6

235 horsepower @ 6400 rpm

232 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm

EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/28

Editors' Notes

Accounting for more than one in every four passenger cars sold, the mid-size sedan market remains the most popular in the country. Currently, the segment consists of the class leaders, the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, and a host of "category alternatives," some of which are more compelling than others. Lately, though, it seems that almost every new or redesigned entry is showing up to the party with a combination of attributes attractive enough to merit consideration. For 2007, Chrysler has upped the appeal of its mid-size sedan with standout styling and some of the most compelling features available in the category.

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The sound system. It is so good, and it just came that way.

2007 Chrysler Sebring

Some good things: the car, even besides its faults, has been reliable. It has an amazing sound system (so good I have been pulled over for it- my town doesn't even have noise or dances) lots of customizability, and it warms up quick. Very open, the blind spot it very small. Its comfy and sweet, perfect for anyone just usually making commutes in it. Definitely a city/town car. Some bad things: definitely a city/town car, and I live in the country. You cannot put a tough tire on these that can withstand a dirt road, I have replaced all my tires this year alone 6 times! I have learned when they get past the 5 yr. mark they gently fall apart, I've had to put more into this vehicle than I think it's worth, but I am also not the best at keeping up maintenance to an extreme regular, and that's what it needs. If you enjoy taking your car in every three or four months to make sure its ok and never drive down a dirt road, this will be a good car to you. But take care of it! Or it will fail you!

- Zoe E

My Chrysler lemon been wrecked twice. Doesn't look all that pretty

2007 Chrysler Sebring Limited

The Chrysler Sebring is a midsize sedan that is roomy and has general features runs well easy on gas very dependable comfortable fun to drive. Mine has front end damage but still runs great. A/C works good and built in Boss stereo system sunroof cruise control and large trunk 15' aluminum wheels auto windows and door locks wiper delay push button trunk release tilt wheel center console storage electric seat adjusters driver and passenger airbags. Automatic mirror adjusters digital dash

- Peggy P

I love my vehicle, but it is needing work with age.

2007 Chrysler Sebring Base

My vehicle is a good vehicle it is just had a lot of issues with hoses bursting and needing replacement, overheating has been an issue and it is always something different. Just replaced the water pump after getting the thermostat replaced for the same reason, overheating and now the airbag light has come on... All problems coming down back to back, which I assume is the way it is when vehicles start to get old, but I honestly enjoy my vehicle aside from that.

- Tiffany G

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