2008 Chrysler Sebring Interior
This interior review was written when the 2008 Chrysler Sebring was new.
Most automotive writers commend the 2008 Sebring's interior for its modernity and spaciousness. However, some still express concern that it does not keep up with the cabins of its class. , the and even the Ford Fusion look richer inside. Even if you'd aimed at the Hyundai Sonata, you'd do better than this."reports that "the new
continues the thought: "The design of the cabin is clean and ergonomically sound, but interior plastics are behind the curve for this price range." says the Sebring's cabin "is defined by a simple control layout, comfortable front seats and mediocre materials."
Most say the rear seat is adequate.writes, "The rear seat is spacious enough to accommodate a pair of adults, although the seat-bottom cushion is a bit too low for comfort and the outboard head restraints are nonadjustable." However the says: "Despite being roomy enough for two adults, the back seat can feel a little cramped. The rising beltline, the line where the body ends and the windows begin, work against backseat passengers. They can see out, but they can't rest their arms along the top of the belt line. They're relegated to second-class status."
Although critics agree that the restyled Chrysler Sebring's cabin is significantly better designed than previous models, reviews likestill wish for better. "Sparsely equipped and hastily furnished, previous-generation Sebrings felt like rental cars on the inside," the review says. "Chrysler addressed both issues during the redesign, although materials quality still won't threaten the import-brand leaders." finds something different. Although its reviewer does admit that the base model "won't blow anyone away in terms of feature content," an upgrade to the Touring model provides Yes Essentials fabric with a stain repellent "that, we're told, is impervious to pretty much anything from ketchup to grease to exploded Sharpie markers."
The Sebring does boast a feature that's recognized as a favorite in reviews -- the higher trims' cup holders that can keep hot beverages steaming at 140 degrees and maintain the chill on the cold ones at 35 degrees.calls this touch "hallmark Americana." However, notices that the buttons to control the temperature are hidden from view.
Other standard features include power windows, six-way power seats, an auxiliary 12-volt power outlet as well as a center console 12-volt power outlet, an electroluminescent instrument cluster and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel.
Stereo and Entertainment
Several reviewers make note of the Sebring's radio. Buyers have an option for the MyGIG multimedia infotainment system, complete with a USB port for downloading and sharing media files, a GPS navigation system, SIRIUS real-time traffic reporting and satellite radio, DVD playback and an audio jack. With its 20-gigabyte hard drive,especially likes having "no CDs, no iPod to worry about." also has kind words, stating that "this all-in-one system provides functionality and technology never before seen at this level and size of vehicle."
When using MyGIG's navigation function,is impressed that "it only takes a few minutes to figure out how to enter an address … thanks to simple menus and instructions." also appreciates the simplicity. "The navigation system now uses a touch-screen, with an optional 3D view, and is easier to use than in the past."
Reviewers decide it's going to be a tight squeeze fitting cargo into the 2008 Chrysler Sebring. Asgripes, the trunk volume is 13.6 cubic feet, "a low number for this segment." To , the trunk is "small but usefully shaped." Unfortunately, its reviewers are among the many to complain of a high liftover to load the space, further limiting its utility.
and others appreciate the in-cabin stowage. "The last generation had many places to store small objects, like EZ-Pass devices; the current version has fewer places to put things, but still probably enough, with door map pockets, the two-level central bin, and the vestigial ashtray-like area," they say.