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2002 Chrysler Sebring vs. 2009 Ford F-350

To start off, 2009 Ford F-350 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 5,400 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 Ford F-350 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Ford F-350 (300 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 151 more horse power than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. (149 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Ford F-350 should accelerate faster than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Chrysler Sebring weights approximately 480 kg more than 2009 Ford F-350.

Because 2009 Ford F-350 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 Ford F-350. 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 Ford F-350 (495 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 269 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. (226 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2009 Ford F-350 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. 2002 Chrysler Sebring has automatic transmission and 2009 Ford F-350 has manual transmission. 2009 Ford F-350 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 2009 Ford F-350
Make Chrysler Ford
Model Sebring F-350
Year Released 2002 2009
Body Type Sedan Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2343 cc 5400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 149 HP 300 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 226 Nm 495 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3750 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.4:1 9.4:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1452 kg 972 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 6260 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 2040 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1960 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 3970 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 115 L


 

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