2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Black
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,207 - $3,844
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
20 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
150
Seats
5

How 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Ranks In Its Class

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Chrysler PT Cruiser Models & Trims

chevronDown icon 4dr Wgn $2,207 - $3,844
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Gas I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6, 16 x 6 (in.) - Aluminum, Chrome, Steel
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Owner Reviews

3.94
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My very reliable PT Cruiser.

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I have had my PT Cruiser since 2001. It has been a great, reliable car. Three years ago, I had to put a new radiator in, which was the only repair it had ever required. Last month was the 2nd trip to the mechanic in 18 years. The cooling system needed work and some worn out parts replaced, hoses, mounts, etc. Either I have been lucky, or it is just a great car. And I am a very unlucky person, so it must be the car. Highly recommend PT Cruisers.

Lyn B
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I have had little to no problems with my PT cruiser. It has many qualities that are great and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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I absolutely love my cruiser! The only problem I've had is the key not wanting to turn all way back after turning the vehicle off. I have to play with the button on the shifter to get the key out sometimes, but so far not a lot. What I love most is e sportiness of my cruiser, how comfortable it is and I have an armrest on the driver's seat on the right side! I would absolutely recommend a Chrysler PT Cruiser anyone!

Katy L
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Unique look and style. Easy to park and maneuver.

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Car has issues with rear suspension. Cooling system issues as well. Instrument panel is awkward. I received this car as a gift. I would not purchase this car. Electrical problems with the power windows and headlights and fog lights. I would not recommend this car to anybody I cared about. Plus side is that it is easy to make repairs on. Decent mileage. Car has a unique look and is a plus.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$2,207 - $3,844

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Not Available

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L (148) DOHC SMPI 16
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
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Not Available

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Not Available

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
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Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
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Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.6 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.4 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
40.9 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.6 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
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Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
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Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
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Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
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Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

AC
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Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Cell PhoneHookup

Cell PhoneHookup
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Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
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Cooled Rear Seats

Cooled Rear Seats
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Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
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Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
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Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
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Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
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Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
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Bed Liner

Bed Liner
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Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Running Boards

Running Boards
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Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/55R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.5 - 39.7 (ft.)

Length

Length
168.9 (in.)

Width

Width
67.9 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3124 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 (hp)

Torque

Torque
162 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
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Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Trailer Hitch Receiver
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Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
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FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid
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PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric Gas
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PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel
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Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional
Optional

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
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Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
23 (mpg)

City

City
20 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
26 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
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Air Suspension

Air Suspension
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Stance Suspension

Stance Suspension
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Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

Overdrive
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CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
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ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
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Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
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Night Vision

Night Vision
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Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
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Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
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Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
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Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

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Safety Features

  • Driver/front passenger Next Generation airbags
  • Child seat anchor system
  • Rear door child protection locks
  • Shift-interlock

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (3)

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Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
00V366
Summary:
Certain passenger vehicles, pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems." Some of the owner's manuals for these vehicles are missing instructions that provide a step-by-step procedure, including diagrams, for properly attaching a child restraint system's tether strap to the tether anchorage. In the event of a crash, the child seat may not be properly attached, increasing the risk of injury to the child.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Owners will be provided with an addendum to the owner's manuals. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Nov. 12, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free owner's manual addendum within a reasonable time should contact Daimler Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
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Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
02V214
Summary:
On certain passenger vehicles, the fuel supply line could contact the air conditioning tube service port. This can cause chafing of the line, resulting in fuel leakage. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Dealers will inspect the fuel line for abrasion and install a clip to ensure isolation. In cases with evidence of fuel line abrasion, the fuel line will be replaced. The manufacturer reported that owner notification began on Aug. 12, 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
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Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
02V215
Summary:
On certain passenger vehicles, the fuel pump module mounting flange could leak fuel if the vehicle is involved in a rollover crash. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Dealers will install a secondary seal over the fuel pump module. The manufacturer reported that owner notification began on Aug. 12, 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

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