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2002 Chrysler Sebring vs. 2007 Volkswagen Caravelle

To start off, 2007 Volkswagen Caravelle is newer by 5 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 3,189 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Volkswagen Caravelle is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Volkswagen Caravelle (232 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 83 more horse power than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. (149 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Volkswagen Caravelle should accelerate faster than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Volkswagen Caravelle weights approximately 892 kg more than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2007 Volkswagen Caravelle 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, 2007 Volkswagen Caravelle 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, 2007 Volkswagen Caravelle (315 Nm @ 2950 RPM) has 89 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. (226 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2007 Volkswagen Caravelle will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. 2002 Chrysler Sebring has automatic transmission and 2007 Volkswagen Caravelle has manual transmission. 2007 Volkswagen Caravelle 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 2007 Volkswagen Caravelle
Make Chrysler Volkswagen
Model Sebring Caravelle
Year Released 2002 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2343 cc 3189 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 149 HP 232 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 226 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2950 RPM
Engine Bore Size 87.4 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 101 mm 95.9 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.4:1 11.7:1
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1452 kg 2344 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 4900 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1910 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1960 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 3010 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 80 L


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