Chrysler PT Cruiser

Chrysler PT Cruiser

If you are in the market for a fun vehicle to drive, you should consider the Chrysler PT Cruiser. It's a comfortable vehicle with good safety ratings, excellent fuel economy, and an affordable sticker price. There have been over 1.35 million PT Cruisers sold worldwide.

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Model Overview

The first PT Cruiser came off of the assembly line in 2000 and the last rolled off in 2010. The PT Cruiser had a good run for its 10 years in production. The 2001 PT Cruiser sold 144,717 units which is considered to be a high-selling vehicle. This is a 5 passenger vehicle that drivers consider to be fun to drive. 

The fuel efficiency of a vehicle is often a factor in deciding on whether or not to purchase a particular car. The 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser offers good fuel economy with 19 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined. This makes it a good car for someone who has to commute to work every day, a college student on a limited budget, or someone older who may be living on a fixed income. The good gas mileage makes it a feasible option for long distance trips as well as running around the city to do errands. 

The PT Cruiser also has received good reviews for performance. It has received compliments such as "solid and stable. PTs have good grip in turns and steering feel is responsive and appropriately weighted" as well as "the power steering is quick and precise." The PT Cruiser is not going to be a top contender for the fastest vehicle but is a good vehicle for a safe and reliable ride.

When you are in the market for a new car and you are looking for fun, affordable, and safe, put the PT Cruiser on your list. It is a good solid car that offers a good amount of space for a comfortable ride. If the hard top is too stodgy for you, there is also a convertible model to consider.

Safety Features

The PT Cruiser has been given good safety ratings by the IIHS. It was given the top rating of Good for moderate front overlap, but received poor ratings for side and head restraints/seats crash testing. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2010 PT Cruiser very high marks. It received 4 out of 5 potential stars for front driver and front passenger safety, side driver safety, rollover, and a perfect 5 out of 5 for side passenger safety. The PT Cruiser takes safety seriously. Some of the safety features include driver air bag, side air bag, antilock brakes, and child safety locks.

Noteworthy About the Chrysler PT Cruiser

  • The PT Cruiser was awarded the title of "Best Buy" by the automotive editors at Consumer Guide® for 2006.
  • Women are the true fans of the PT Cruiser. In 2004, more than 40,000 women voted the PT Cruiser's construction, interior, quietness, and safety as their top choice.