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2002 Chrysler Sebring vs. 2009 Buick Park Avenue

To start off, 2009 Buick Park Avenue is newer by 7 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 3,564 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Buick Park Avenue is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Buick Park Avenue (251 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 102 more horse power than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. (149 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Buick Park Avenue should accelerate faster than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Buick Park Avenue weights approximately 439 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 2009 Buick Park Avenue 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 2009 Buick Park Avenue. 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, 2009 Buick Park Avenue (340 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 114 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. (226 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2009 Buick Park Avenue will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Chrysler Sebring.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Chrysler Sebring 2009 Buick Park Avenue
Make Chrysler Buick
Model Sebring Park Avenue
Year Released 2002 2009
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2343 cc 3564 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 149 HP 251 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 226 Nm 340 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3200 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1452 kg 1891 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 5175 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1899 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 3009 mm


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