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2002 Chrysler Sebring vs. 1981 Nissan Cherry

To start off, 2002 Chrysler Sebring is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1981 Nissan Cherry. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1981 Nissan Cherry would be higher. At 2,343 cc (4 cylinders), 2002 Chrysler Sebring is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Chrysler Sebring (149 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 60 more horse power than 1981 Nissan Cherry. (89 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Chrysler Sebring should accelerate faster than 1981 Nissan Cherry. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Chrysler Sebring weights approximately 602 kg more than 1981 Nissan Cherry. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2002 Chrysler Sebring (226 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 103 more torque (in Nm) than 1981 Nissan Cherry. (123 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2002 Chrysler Sebring will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1981 Nissan Cherry.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Chrysler Sebring 1981 Nissan Cherry
Make Chrysler Nissan
Model Sebring Cherry
Year Released 2002 1981
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2343 cc 1488 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 149 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 226 Nm 123 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3600 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1452 kg 850 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 3900 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2400 mm


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