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2002 Chrysler Sebring vs. 1999 Dodge Viper

To start off, 2002 Chrysler Sebring is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Dodge Viper. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Dodge Viper would be higher. At 8,424 cc (10 cylinders), 1999 Dodge Viper is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Dodge Viper (670 HP) has 521 more horse power than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. (149 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1999 Dodge Viper should accelerate faster than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Chrysler Sebring weights approximately 366 kg more than 1999 Dodge Viper.

Because 1999 Dodge Viper is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1999 Dodge Viper. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Chrysler Sebring, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 1999 Dodge Viper (913 Nm) has 687 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. (226 Nm). This means 1999 Dodge Viper will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. 2002 Chrysler Sebring has automatic transmission and 1999 Dodge Viper has manual transmission. 1999 Dodge Viper will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Chrysler Sebring will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Chrysler Sebring 1999 Dodge Viper
Make Chrysler Dodge
Model Sebring Viper
Year Released 2002 1999
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2343 cc 8424 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 10 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 149 HP 670 HP
Torque 226 Nm 913 Nm
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1452 kg 1086 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 4490 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1930 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1200 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2450 mm


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