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2002 Chrysler Sebring vs. 2008 Subaru Outback

To start off, 2008 Subaru Outback 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 2,999 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Subaru Outback is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Subaru Outback (245 HP @ 6600 RPM) has 96 more horse power than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. (149 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Subaru Outback should accelerate faster than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Subaru Outback weights approximately 133 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 2008 Subaru Outback 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, 2008 Subaru Outback 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, 2008 Subaru Outback (297 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 71 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. (226 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Subaru Outback will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Chrysler Sebring.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Chrysler Sebring 2008 Subaru Outback
Make Chrysler Subaru
Model Sebring Outback
Year Released 2002 2008
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2343 cc 2999 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 149 HP 245 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6600 RPM
Torque 226 Nm 297 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 87.4 mm 89.2 mm
Engine Stroke Size 101 mm 80 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.4:1 10.7:1
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 1585 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 4710 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1690 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 64 L


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