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2002 Chrysler Sebring vs. 2008 Opel Vectra

To start off, 2008 Opel Vectra is newer by 6 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 29 more horse power than 2008 Opel Vectra. (120 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Chrysler Sebring should accelerate faster than 2008 Opel Vectra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Chrysler Sebring weights approximately 42 kg more than 2008 Opel Vectra. 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 59 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Opel Vectra. (167 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 2002 Chrysler Sebring will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Opel Vectra. 2002 Chrysler Sebring has automatic transmission and 2008 Opel Vectra has manual transmission. 2008 Opel Vectra 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 2008 Opel Vectra
Make Chrysler Opel
Model Sebring Vectra
Year Released 2002 2008
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2343 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 149 HP 120 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 226 Nm 167 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 87.4 mm 80.6 mm
Engine Stroke Size 101 mm 88.2 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.4:1 10.5:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1452 kg 1410 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 4600 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 61 L


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