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2002 Chrysler Sebring vs. 2005 Volkswagen Passat

To start off, 2005 Volkswagen Passat is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Chrysler Sebring. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Chrysler Sebring 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 21 more horse power than 2005 Volkswagen Passat. (128 HP @ 5700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Chrysler Sebring should accelerate faster than 2005 Volkswagen Passat. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Chrysler Sebring weights approximately 35 kg more than 2005 Volkswagen Passat. 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 31 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Volkswagen Passat. (195 Nm @ 3300 RPM). This means 2002 Chrysler Sebring will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Volkswagen Passat. 2002 Chrysler Sebring has automatic transmission and 2005 Volkswagen Passat has manual transmission. 2005 Volkswagen Passat 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 2005 Volkswagen Passat
Make Chrysler Volkswagen
Model Sebring Passat
Year Released 2002 2005
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2343 cc 1896 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 5 valves
Horse Power 149 HP 128 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5700 RPM
Torque 226 Nm 195 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3300 RPM
Engine Bore Size 87.4 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 101 mm 92.8 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.4:1 10.3:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1452 kg 1417 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 4690 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 62 L


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