Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,608 - $6,691
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
150-180
Seats
5
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,608 - $6,691
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
150-180
Seats
5

Chrysler PT Cruiser Ranked #18 by Owners

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser If...

If you love driving something that pays homage to a great era in American cars, the 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser is your vehicle. You don't have to sacrifice for your kicks either, as the PT...

Chrysler PT Cruiser Models & Trims

Base $3,685 - $5,574*
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0, 16 x 6.0 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Touring $4,616 - $6,691*
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.0, 17 x 6.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Limited $3,608 - $5,595*
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.08

86 Reviews

40% 33% 24% 3% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Not thrilled with PT Cruiser.

I got 5 good years out of my PT Cruiser, but if given the opportunity, I wouldn't buy it again. For the past 2 years, I have had to take it in every couple of months to get problem after problem fixed. I had to open two new credit cards to help pay for these issues and still need $250 worth of work done to the brakes. I do not care as much about getting oil changes and other routine maintenance things done, but this is ridiculous. It is to the point where I have no intention of ever buying another Chrysler again.

- Karen E

Pt cruiser a car built for smaller people who drive on perfect days.

Due to the body shape the car does not perform well on windy days. A slight wind pushes the car on the road and steering becomes a chore. The cabin is a little small despite the exterior appearance. The height of the seat cushion to the ceiling of the cabin is deceptively small. A plus of the pt cruiser is the fog lights really brighten the road. The instruments on the wheel for controlling cruise control are easy to use and very accessible.

- Rick J

Cruiser great car overall but go ahead and schedule visit with the chiropractor.

Good car overall it is great on gas but yet it does lack power the car is very pretty and fit and finish seems to be good but it does have a comfort issue your back will be very unhappy sitting in the front seats of this car. The engine has over all lasted with few problems for about 140000 but now error codes are starting to occur. We over all are happy with the vehicle but the comfort level lacks something to be desired.

- Clark G

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front angle view.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,685 - $5,574
$4,616 - $6,691

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 hp
150 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
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.6 in.
40.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.2 in.
39.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
40.9 in.
40.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.5 in.
39.5 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Not Available

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

AC

AC
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/55R16
P205/50RXL17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103 in.
103 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.7 ft.
40.2 ft.

Length

Length
168.9 in.
168.9 in.

Width

Width
67.1 in.
67.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3070 .lbs
3222 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 hp
150 hp

Torque

Torque
165 ft. lbs.
165 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Not Available
Optional
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional
Standard

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
23 mpg
21 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
18 mpg

Highway

Highway
25 mpg
24 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Rated by JD Power

*JD Power Circle Ratings