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2008 Chrysler Sebring vs. 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser

To start off, 2008 Chrysler Sebring is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser would be higher. At 1,996 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser (139 HP @ 4200 RPM) has 1 more horse power than 2008 Chrysler Sebring. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser should accelerate faster than 2008 Chrysler Sebring. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Chrysler Sebring weights approximately 422 kg more than 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser.

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, 2008 Chrysler Sebring (311 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 123 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser. (188 Nm @ 4150 RPM). This means 2008 Chrysler Sebring will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Chrysler Sebring 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Make Chrysler Chrysler
Model Sebring PT Cruiser
Year Released 2008 2005
Body Type Convertible Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1968 cc 1996 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 138 HP 139 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 311 Nm 188 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 4150 RPM
Engine Bore Size 81 mm 87.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 95.5 mm 83 mm
Top Speed 200 km/hour 190 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11.8 seconds 9.7 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1850 kg 1428 kg
Vehicle Length 4940 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1610 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2620 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.8 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 57 L


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