2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Inferno Red Crystal Pearl
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,126 - $5,832
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
21 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
150-215
Seats
5

How 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Ranks In Its Class

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#9
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Chrysler PT Cruiser Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Touring $3,126 - $5,313
Horsepower: 150 hp - 179 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0, 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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chevronDown icon GT $3,525 - $5,832
Horsepower: 215 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Base $3,259 - $5,278
Horsepower: 150 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 Limited $3,742 - $5,733
Horsepower: 150 hp - 179 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

3.85
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It gets good gas mileage and I always buy the cheapest grade gas but it still runs well on that

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I love the color. Performance wise, I haven't had too many problems. I bought it used in 2011. I think it is really cute looking. I'm not crazy about the hatchback as I prefer a traditional trunk. My partner referred to it as looking like it came from the Munsters which I don't agree with. I don't drive a lot so I don't have a lot of miles on it. This is my first American car. My previous car was Japanese made and I had it for twenty years. I believe I will be keeping my Cruiser for several more years to come, providing it doesn't need expensive repairs

Antoinette T
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PT Cruisers are practical and dependable.

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This car is dependable and gets good gas mileage. It has lots of room inside and the rear seats are removable if more space is needed. It drives well and has good visibility. I bought the car with less than 42, 000 miles on it, and now it has 94, 000 miles. It is time for routine maintenance, but I have had no abnormal problems with this car. Mechanics have told me not to let the timing belt break, because it can damage the engine. It is recommended to replace the timing belt on this car before 105, 000 miles.

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Cute, economical, comfortable, reliable, just the right size.

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It is just the right size for me, easy to park and get into small spaces but has lots of legroom inside. It has been extremely reliable with no major repairs. I like the way it looks (like an old English taxi) and the interior is a bit retro. I like that you sit up high and can see over he low sedans when driving. Although the fuel is not as economical as it would be with a hybrid, it is pretty inexpensive to drive. With the backseat down flat, there's lots of room for hauling even pretty large objects.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,126 - $5,313
$3,525 - $5,832

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 - 179 (hp)
215 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC SMPI 16, 2.4L DOHC 16, 28P SIGNATURE SERIES CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG, 27Z STREET CRUISER CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG, 2CF CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG, 28Z STREET CRUISER CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
2.4L DOHC 16, 2BR CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG, 2CR CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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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
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
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
38.9 - 39.2 (in.)
38.9 - 39.2 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

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

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.5 - 39.5 (in.)
36.5 - 39.5 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
- TBD - (cu. ft.)
- TBD - (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Not Available
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Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional
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Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional
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3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Standard
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Standard
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum, Steel
Chrome Wheels

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/50R17XL
P205/50R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103 (in.)
103 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.7 - 37.9 (ft.)
40.1 - 40.2 (ft.)

Length

Length
168.8 - 168.9 (in.)
168.8 - 168.9 (in.)

Width

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

Weight

Weight
3165 - 3314 (.lbs)
3364 - 3840 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
179 (hp)
215 (hp)

Torque

Torque
212 (ft. lbs.)
245 (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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4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Optional
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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)
24 (mpg)

City

City
21 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
28 (mpg)
27 (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
Optional
Optional
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Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control
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Optional
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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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Standard
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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
Optional
Optional
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
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Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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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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Front
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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N/A
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
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Good
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Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Driver/front passenger advanced multistage air bags w/occupant classification system
  • Child seat anchor system LATCH ready
  • Rear door child protection locks *
  • Brake/park interlock *
  • Single low note horn
  • Pwr 4-wheel anti-lock performance disc brakes *
  • Driver/front passenger side-impact air bags
  • Traction control *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (1)

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Visibility > Glass, Side/rear Apr 3, 2007
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 3, 2007
NHTSA Campaign:
07V149000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE REAR QUARTER GLASS ATTACHING FASTENERS MAY PULL THROUGH THEIR MOUNTS AND ALLOW THE GLASS TO SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE.
Consequence:
IF THE GLASS SEPARATES WHILE DRIVING, IT COULD STRIKE ANOTHER VEHICLE OR INJURE A PEDESTRIAN.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE REAR QUARTER GLASS AND REPLACE IT IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

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