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2002 Chrysler Sebring vs. 1997 Plymouth Neon

To start off, 2002 Chrysler Sebring is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1997 Plymouth Neon. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1997 Plymouth Neon 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 18 more horse power than 1997 Plymouth Neon. (131 HP @ 5850 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Chrysler Sebring should accelerate faster than 1997 Plymouth Neon. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Chrysler Sebring weights approximately 343 kg more than 1997 Plymouth Neon. 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 52 more torque (in Nm) than 1997 Plymouth Neon. (174 Nm @ 4950 RPM). This means 2002 Chrysler Sebring will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1997 Plymouth Neon.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Chrysler Sebring 1997 Plymouth Neon
Make Chrysler Plymouth
Model Sebring Neon
Year Released 2002 1997
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2343 cc 1996 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 149 HP 131 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5850 RPM
Torque 226 Nm 174 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4950 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1452 kg 1109 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 4370 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2650 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 79 L


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