2008 Chrysler Sebring Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Inferno Red
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,991 - $6,937
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
15 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
173-235
Seats
4-5

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Chrysler Sebring If...

If you're looking for an affordable convertible with the choice of a hard top, the 2008 Chrysler Sebring could be for you. Available audio and entertainment systems make this car even more attractive for those who like to cruise.

Chrysler Sebring Models & Trims

chevronDown icon LX $3,991 - $5,690
Horsepower: 173 hp - 186 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6, Gas/Ethanol V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 x 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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chevronDown icon Touring $4,828 - $6,937
Horsepower: 173 hp - 186 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6, Gas/Ethanol V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5, 18 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Limited $4,527 - $6,632
Horsepower: 173 hp - 235 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6, Gas/Ethanol V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5, 18 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.02
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2008 Chrysler Sebring review.

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I bought my car pre-owned in 2013 and I think it was perfect for a first car! I did not know anything about cars and I have always heard that Chrysler’s are no good cars or break down often. But I love it and have had no major problems since buying it. I love that it is spacious in the back. (spacious enough for me) I must admit that it is a gas hog, however, I do commute a lot which obviously waste a lot of gas. But, I do not recommend buying if you are someone that commutes a lot. I would say that my ac works great and always gets super chilly in my vehicle. I have had my car for over five years and overall, I am very happy with my purchase. It is very high in mileage so I am hoping I can get a few more years out of it before having to buy again.

Andrea R
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Stone gray convertible top seats five vehicle has 20 inch rims.

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I have a nice car it is reliable, fast, sporty looking. However about three years back it did have a circuit board issue and replacing it cost me around $1, 500. There also has been issues with me 6 disc CD changer not working and the CD's getting stuck so now I just use the AUX cord. But after that is was fine up until now because it is starting to run hot. So it has to get looked at again. But one thing I did not like about how the car was built was that the battery was placed under the tire. So if you want to change out your battery you have to take off the tire to even do so.

Pam B
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It's great on gas and when its running it has been reliable.

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My vehicle is a 2008 Chrysler Sebring and I have only owned it for about 5 months. When I bought it I loved it! Then found out that their is a lot of electrical problems and a week ago after shopping for groceries I could not get it started so I had to contact a tow company and have it towed to a shop that its currently at now and we are waiting on the part it is a computer problem so with that being said it will be almost 2 weeks before I can get my car back. So that is what is going on with my vehicle.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,991 - $5,690
$4,828 - $6,937

Horsepower

Horsepower
173 - 186 (hp)
173 - 186 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC SMPI 16, 24C CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
2.4L DOHC SMPI 16, 2.7L DOHC MPI 24, 28K LXI CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG, 25P TOURING SIGNATURE SERIES CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG, 28P TOURING SIGNATURE SERIES CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Not Available
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 (in.)
42.4 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.8 - 40 (in.)
37.9 - 40 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.5 - 37.6 (in.)
33.5 - 37.6 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 - 38.4 (in.)
36.6 - 38.4 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.1 - 13.9 (cu. ft.)
13.1 - 13.9 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
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Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Standard
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Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Not Available
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Optional

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
4 - 5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Standard
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/60R17
P215/55R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.9 (in.)
108.9 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.5 (ft.)
36.5 (ft.)

Length

Length
190.6 - 193.8 (in.)
190.6 - 193.8 (in.)

Width

Width
71.2 - 71.5 (in.)
71.2 - 71.5 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3234 - 3647 (.lbs)
3336 - 3755 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
173 (hp)
186 (hp)

Torque

Torque
166 (ft. lbs.)
192 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 - 200 (.lbs)
100 - 200 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.9 (gal.)
16.9 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
17 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

City

City
13 (mpg)
13 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
20 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Not Available
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Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
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Optional

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
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Good
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Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock front disc/rear drum brakes *
  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes *
  • Advanced multistage front air bags
  • Supplemental front & rear side curtain air bags *
  • Supplemental front side air bags
  • Front height adjustable shoulder belts *
  • Rear center 3-point seat belt *
  • Rear door child safety locks *
  • Child seat upper tether anchors
  • Child seat anchor system (LATCH) ready
  • Internal emergency trunk release
  • Brake/park interlock
  • Dual note horns
  • Traction control *
  • Electronic stability program *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (4)

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Air Bags > Frontal Jun 5, 2007
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 5, 2007
NHTSA Campaign:
07V240000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FRONT SEAT TRACK POSITION SENSORS UTILIZED FOR THE AIR BAG SYSTEM MAY NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY.
Consequence:
THIS COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY TO FRONT SEAT OCCUPANTS DURING CERTAIN CRASH CONDITIONS.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FRONT SEAT TRACK POSITION SENSORS AND REPLACE THEM FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALLBEGAN ON JUNE 18, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
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Electrical System > Wiring Apr 1, 2008
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 1, 2008
NHTSA Campaign:
08V152000
Summary:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 180,963 MY 2007-2008 SEBRING AND DODGE AVENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A STANDARD TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS). UNUSED ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS FOR THE TPMS MAY BECOME CORRODED AND COULD SHORT CIRCUIT, WHICH CAN CAUSE A VARIETY OF CONDITIONS INCLUDING ENGINE NO-START, DEAD BATTERY, AN INOPERATIVE CRUISE CONTROL OR REMOTE START SYSTEM, AND/OR ENGINE STALLING.
Consequence:
ENGINE STALLING COULD CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL SEAL THE WIRES FOR THE TPMS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT APRIL 15, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
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Latches/locks/linkages > Doors > Latch Sep 11, 2007
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 11, 2007
NHTSA Campaign:
07V414000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE FRONT DOOR LATCH CABLE MAY BECOME PARTIALLY UNSEATED FROM THE INTERIOR RELEASE HANDLE HOUSING POSSIBLY CAUSING THE LATCH TO STICK IN THE UNLATCHED POSITION OR THE LOCK FUNCTION TO BECOME INOPERATIVE.
Consequence:
DRIVING A VEHICLE WITH AN UNLATCHED DOOR CAN RESULT IN AN UNBELTED FRONT SEAT OCCUPANT FALLING OUT OF THE VEHICLE OR BEING EJECTED IN A CRASH, CAUSING INCREASED RISK OF INJURY.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL ADD A SECONDARY RETENTION FEATURE TO BOTH FRONT DOORS. THIS ACTION WILL SUPERSEDE AND EXPAND A PREVIOUS SAFETY RECALL (PLEASE SEE 07V-104). THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
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Engine And Engine Cooling > Cooling System > Radiator Assembly Oct 2, 2007
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 2, 2007
NHTSA Campaign:
07V473000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.4 LITER ENGINES, THE ENGINE COOLANT MAY BE DRAWN INTO THE LEFT RADIATOR COOLING FAN MOTOR CONNECTOR.
Consequence:
THIS CAN CAUSE AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT AND RESULT IN AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE CONNECTOR FOR CONTAMINATION OR DAMAGE, INSTALL A WIRING HARNESS OVERLAY, AND REPLACE THE FAN MOTOR FREE OR CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

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