The Sebring may appeal as an alternative to mainstream family cars. There's plenty of space inside, and it comes well equipped.
Its drive and cabin quality are well off the pace, yet the Sebring is too expensive to be a budget buy. The diesel is the frugal option, but it's noisy.
On the road
What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is
Three engines are offered - a 138bhp 2.0-litre diesel sourced from Volkswagen, and Chrysler's own 156bhp 2.0-litre and 170bhp 2.4-litre petrol engines. You'd think the strong pull of the diesel would make it the obvious choice, but its flexibility and refinement will disappoint you, so you're better off with the cheaper petrol unit.
Ride & Handling
Despite bespoke suspension settings for the European market, the Sebring falls well short of the best family cars. The ride is comfortable on the motorway, but the steering is devoid of feel. Push on through a bend and there's plenty of body roll, while mid-corner bumps produce too much unwanted body-shake.
The diesel car produces a fair old racket at tickover, and it also sounds noisy and coarse under acceleration. The smaller petrol engine is a much better proposition, because it's a lot quieter and revs more sweetly. On all models, however, there's too much wind noise.