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2002 Chrysler Sebring vs. 1998 Toyota Caldina

To start off, 2002 Chrysler Sebring is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Toyota Caldina. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Toyota Caldina 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 16 more horse power than 1998 Toyota Caldina. (133 HP @ 5800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Chrysler Sebring should accelerate faster than 1998 Toyota Caldina. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Chrysler Sebring weights approximately 90 kg more than 1998 Toyota Caldina. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1998 Toyota Caldina is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1998 Toyota Caldina will offer significantly more control. 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 45 more torque (in Nm) than 1998 Toyota Caldina. (181 Nm @ 4600 RPM). This means 2002 Chrysler Sebring will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1998 Toyota Caldina.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Chrysler Sebring 1998 Toyota Caldina
Make Chrysler Toyota
Model Sebring Caldina
Year Released 2002 1998
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2343 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 149 HP 133 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 226 Nm 181 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 87.4 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 101 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.4:1 9.5:1
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1452 kg 1362 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 4580 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2590 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 60 L


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