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2002 Chrysler Sebring vs. 2010 Volkswagen Golf

To start off, 2010 Volkswagen Golf is newer by 8 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 45 more horse power than 2010 Volkswagen Golf. (104 HP @ 4400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Chrysler Sebring should accelerate faster than 2010 Volkswagen Golf. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Chrysler Sebring weights approximately 138 kg more than 2010 Volkswagen Golf. 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, 2010 Volkswagen Golf (250 Nm @ 1500 RPM) has 24 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. (226 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2010 Volkswagen Golf will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. 2002 Chrysler Sebring has automatic transmission and 2010 Volkswagen Golf has manual transmission. 2010 Volkswagen Golf 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 2010 Volkswagen Golf
Make Chrysler Volkswagen
Model Sebring Golf
Year Released 2002 2010
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2343 cc 1600 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 149 HP 104 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 226 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 1500 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1452 kg 1314 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 4199 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1786 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2578 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 55 L


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