Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,992 - $5,793
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
150-220
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,992 - $5,793
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
150-220
Seats
5

Chrysler PT Cruiser Models & Trims

2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Reviews

4.01

107 Reviews

35% 37% 22% 6% 1 star 0%

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Chrysler stopped production in 2010 so there might be problems in buying parts.

My PT Cruiser runs very well, gets great gas mileage and is fun to drive. Now that I have it, I see them everywhere. I have no real complaints, just 'wishes'. I wish: 1) it was a bit roomier inside - arm rests have to up before we can fasten the seat belt buckles, if the front seats could be adjusted back more than their present limit, headroom is not that comfortable for my taller friends; 2) the power window buttons were on the doors rather than the top of the central instrument panel; and 3) it had more storage up front. Of course those are all "1st world problems". This car has a quiet ride, great radio/disc player, and good maneuverability. A rather pleasant surprise was the versatility of the storage area. The rear seat is split 70/30, with the ability to be removed entirely! I am very satisfied with my PT Cruiser.

- Karen N

The one thing most people should know about my car is that it's more versatile than it looks. It's certainly more versatile (for city things) than most SUVs.

I like that I can remove the back seats whenever I choose and replace them in the car at will. I prefer this option in a vehicle whenever I have dogs so as not to give them a height advantage by being in the back of the vehicle. My dislikes at this time are that things on my vehicle are giving out or breaking down. As they say.... They just don't make things like they used to. Otherwise I'm one of those PT Cruiser owners who still likes my vehicle. While I'd like to have a new vehicle (if I could afford it) I do not want to give up my PT Cruiser just to have a newer vehicle. I plan on keeping my PT Cruiser (if possible) when I get another vehicle. Complaints? I don't like the fact that they're no longer making the PT Cruiser.

- Cindi M

Chrysler PT Cruiser touring edition.

It is a great car, but there are a lot of issues with the wiring and the front end of the vehicle. We've had to replace the tire rod ends twice, and it wears on the tires a lot too. But other than the wiring and the front end issues, it is a very reliable car. It always starts right up, even when it is 20 below outside. It heats well, especially for a convertible. It does not have a lot of space, and the trunk is tiny, but it is a touring car, so it really does not need to have a lot of space. I would definitely buy another one, but I would buy it new instead of used, which I think is part of the problem.

- Maggie M

Ranked #17 Compact SUVs by Owners

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$2,999 - $4,886
$2,992 - $5,297

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 hp
150 - 180 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC SMPI 16
2.4L DOHC SMPI 16
2.4L DOHC 16
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Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

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.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

AC

AC
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

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.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2924 .lbs
2967 - 3332 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 hp
150 - 180 hp

Torque

Torque
165 ft. lbs.
165 - 210 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15 gal.
15 gal.

Combined

Combined
22 - 28 mpg
21 - 28 mpg

City

City
21 - 22 mpg
19 - 22 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 - 29 mpg
26 - 29 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
Not Tested

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety