2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Inferno Red Tinted Pearl
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,944 - $5,787
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
21 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
150-220
Seats
5

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Chrysler PT Cruiser Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $3,000 - $4,819
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0 (in.) - Steel
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chevronDown icon Touring $2,944 - $5,137
Horsepower: 150 hp - 180 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0, 16 x 6.0 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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chevronDown icon GT $3,408 - $5,787
Horsepower: 220 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.0, 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Limited $3,398 - $5,241
Horsepower: 150 hp - 180 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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1 star
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My fun and fantastic PT Cruiser.

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My PT Cruiser has been wonderfully reliable. It now has 168, 609 miles and has received regular routine maintenance, plus one engine overhaul. The 2-door vehicle is fun to drive, the convertible top is still in great shape and has no leaks (even after all this time). I regularly receive offers from people wishing to purchase the car, but I have no plans to sell it. This little car is fun to drive and regularly finds itself prominently displayed in a community parade celebration garnering lots of attention.

Susan C
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PT Cruiser is a good economical car.

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I like comfort and how much room there is in my PT Cruiser but it is still small enough to handle. There is a lot of storage room. It also gets good gas mileage. I have had no major problems with my car, just routine maintenance. The only issue is that because of the way the motor is it is very difficult to work on, you almost have to tear the whole front out to work on them and fix it. Other than that I love my car.

Sharon C
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Good for an older single person.

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Very small and compact car. Its comfortable for a single person or a couple but not much room for family. Trunk space is limited. Not very good in winter when it snows, tends to fishtail a lot even when driving cautiously. The CD player stopped working shortly after we got it and the trunk needs to be manually opened but for some reason that stopped working also. I would not recommend this to a younger person.

Ash B
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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,000 - $4,819
$2,944 - $5,137

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 (hp)
150 - 180 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC SMPI 16
2.4L DOHC SMPI 16, 2.4L DOHC 16, 2CF CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Not Available
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Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Not Available
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Not Available
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.6 (in.)
40.6 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 (in.)
38.9 - 39.3 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
40.9 (in.)
40.9 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.6 (in.)
36.5 - 39.6 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

AC
Optional
Optional
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Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Standard
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum, Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/65R15
P195/65R15

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103 (in.)
103 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.5 (ft.)
36.5 (ft.)

Length

Length
168.8 (in.)
168.8 (in.)

Width

Width
67.1 (in.)
67.1 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2924 (.lbs)
2967 - 3332 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 (hp)
180 (hp)

Torque

Torque
165 (ft. lbs.)
210 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 (.lbs)
100 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15 (gal.)
15 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
25 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

City

City
22 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
28 (mpg)
28 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Standard

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control
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Optional

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Optional
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Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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Safety Features

  • Driver/front passenger Next Generation air bags
  • Child seat anchor system LATCH ready
  • Rear door child protection locks
  • Single low note horn
  • Pwr 4-wheel anti-lock performance disc brakes *
  • Front seat side air bags *
  • Driver/front passenger side-impact air bags *
  • Traction control *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (2)

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Service Brakes, Hydraulic > Antilock Oct 5, 2004
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 5, 2004
NHTSA Campaign:
04V481000
Summary:
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4-WHEEL ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS), 2.4L HIGH OUTPUT TURBOCHARGED ENGINE, AND 5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSAXLE, MAY EXHIBIT INADEQUATE CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE LEFT FRONT BRAKE TUBE AND THE TRANSAXLE HOUSING.
Consequence:
CONTACT BETWEEN THE BRAKE TUBE AND THE TRANSAXLE HOUSING OVER AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME MAY EVENTUALLY LEAD TO PERFORATION OF THE BRAKE TUBE, WHICH COULD LEAD TO A LOSS OF BRAKING FORCE IN THE LEFT FRONT/RIGHT REAR CIRCUIT OF VEHICLE.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL REVISED BRAKE TUBES. THE RECALL BEGAN OCTOBER 25, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
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Steering > Hydraulic Power Assist > Hose, Piping, And Connections Jun 2, 2004
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 2, 2004
NHTSA Campaign:
04V268000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.4L NON-TURBOCHARGED ENGINES AND AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLES, THE POWER STEERING PRESSURE HOSE MAY CONTACT THE AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE DIFFERENTIAL COVER, POTENTIALLY DAMAGING THE HOSE.
Consequence:
POWER STEERING FLUID LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE CAN RESULT IN AN UNDERHOOD FIRE.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND RELOCATE, OR REPLACE AS NECESSARY, THE POWER STEERING HOSE AND CONFIRM TORQUE OF THE HOSE FASTENER AT THE STEERING GEAR END. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

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