Used Car: 2010 Chrysler Sebring Review
Auto critics agreed that among midsize cars, there are better choices than the 2010 Chrysler Sebring. Its poor performance, below-average reliability rating, subpar fuel economy and cheap interior materials help it stand out from its rivals, but not in a good way.
The 2010 Chrysler Sebring is ranked:
The 2010 Chrysler Sebring ranks toward the bottom of the 2010 midsize car class, though it does have some redeeming qualities. When it was new, test drivers liked the Sebring’s comfortable ride and ergonomic interior layout. They also praised the available MyGIG infotainment and navigation system. The Sebring also earned good safety scores, and was available in a convertible body style with either a power-retractable hardtop or a soft-top.
Unfortunately, the 2010 Sebring has more cons than pros. When it was new, auto critics said its powertrain was bad, the base four-cylinder engine offered competitive fuel economy, but was underpowered. Meanwhile, the more powerful V6 Sebring fails to match the fuel economy of rivals like the 2010 Honda Accord and 2010 Toyota Camry. They also noted that its steering was particularly vague and inconsistent. Reviewers also disliked the 2010 Sebring sedan’s small trunk, cramped back seat, cheap interior materials and poor build quality.
The 2010 Chrysler Sebring sedan is available with either a four-cylinder engine or the choice of two V6s. A four-speed automatic transmission comes with the bottom- and mid-rung engines, while Limited models with the larger V6 get a six-speed automatic. Six airbags and anti-lock brakes are standard on the 2010 Sebring sedan, while electronic stability control and traction control were available as options.
The Sebring convertible comes with four airbags and anti-lock brakes. Stability control was optional on upper trims, but unavailable on the base Sebring LX convertible. The Sebring was replaced in 2011 by the Chrysler 200, so you might want to cross-shop used 200s as well if you’re considering a used Sebring.
Other Cars to Consider
The 2010 Mazda6 is a used car you should test drive if you want something that offers a dose of excitement when you’re behind the wheel. When it was new, test drivers liked the Mazda6’s sporty driving dynamics, taut handling and large cabin. Though it has plenty of functionality for families, the 2010 Mazda6 should be on your short list if you want a fun-to-drive midsize car with stand-out good looks.
Like the 2010 Mazda6, the 2010 Ford Fusion was praised for its athletic handling and powerful V6 when it was new. Reviewers also liked the Fusion’s high-end interior, available all-wheel drive and available Sync infotainment system. Its high safety and reliability scores also make it an ideal used sedan for shoppers who are looking for a dependable used car. Though it doesn’t come in a convertible model, auto critics agreed that the 2010 Ford Fusion is one of the best cars in its class.