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Kelley Blue Book ® - 2001 Chrysler Sebring Overview

Vehicle Overview from Kelley Blue Book

KBB.com 2001 Chrysler Sebring Overview

America's Best Selling Convertible Keeps Getting Better

Available in three trim levels—LX, LXi and Limited—the Sebring offers a level of comfort and affordability to suit just about any open-air enthusiast. No matter which model you choose, you will be getting a true American convertible with enough interior space to seat four adults and enough trunk space to fit their luggage. Did we forget to mention the boulevard-smooth ride? That's standard too.

Settle into the Sebring's large front buckets and you will find a very inviting interior. The seats are firm with good lateral and lumbar support and plenty of legroom for tall folk. The controls are elegantly laid out with a classic art deco font gracing the gauge faces. The Sebring's convertible top is insulated to keep wind and road noise to a minimum, but does create a large rear blind spot when in place. It also requires a bit of muscle to engage the locking latches that secure the top to the windshield frame. While the driver's seat does provide a commanding view of the road, the sloping hood and fenders make it difficult to figure out exactly where the front end of the car is. This is most noticeable when parallel parking or negotiating narrow drives

Improvements for 2001 include all-new sheet metal and the introduction of a 2.7-liter V6 as the standard powerplant. The new engine—rated at 200-horsepower—pulls the Sebring with ease and offers plenty of power for passing and accelerating. The Sebring's double-wishbone suspension keeps the ride stable and solid and gives the steering a very heavy, weighted feel that requires only minimal input to execute turns. While road-testing, the Sebring never drifted from its lane and was seemingly impervious to bumpy pavement.

If you are looking for a reasonably priced, V6-powered convertible that can seat four adults in comfort, only the Toyota Solara stands as a true competitor to the Sebring. Admittedly this doesn't make your decision any easier, but look on the bright side; your choices have been narrowed to just two vehicles.

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