2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Inferno Red Crystal Pearl
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,694 - $8,039
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
19 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
150-180
Seats
5

How 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser If...

If you love driving something that pays homage to a great era in American cars, the 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser is your vehicle. You don't have to sacrifice for your kicks either, as the PT has loads of space, a clever adjustable rear shelf and a choice of normally-aspirated or turbocharged engines.

Chrysler PT Cruiser Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $3,694 - $5,925
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 $5,526 - $8,039
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Limited $4,748 - $7,311
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

3.9
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PT Cruisers tend to get a bad rap for whatever reason, but it actually is a pretty reliable and good car, especially compared to others out there.

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I have always wanted a PT Cruiser and my current car is my second Cruiser. It gets decent gas mileage and actually has a quite a bit of space, which is useful since I tend to move regularly. I did learn within the last year or so that the design of the car makes checking under the hood/around the engine difficult, and I have been having tire issues with it, but overall I love my car.

Dana P
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I absolutely love that even though my car is small, it is still spacious.

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The car sits really low to the ground so the front bumper will catch from time to time. Also after 100, 000 miles, the car does not always accelerate like it should. I have had to make repairs to the wheel bearings twice. The termostat of the car has only gone out once and the check engine light has only come on twice in the 4 years I have had this car.

Desi D
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The p. T cruiser is a cute car but a bruiser to drive.

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This car has been a problem since the first month we bought it. The tire rod has snapped. The lights in the car have needed replaced multiple times, I wish someone would have told me the car was discontinued for technical issues. Size wise its roomy but compact. I live in the city and can park it almost anywhere.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,694 - $5,925
$5,526 - $8,039

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 (hp)
150 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC SMPI 16
2.4L DOHC SMPI 16, 2.4L DOHC 16
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

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

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Not Available
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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
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Standard

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
39.2 (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.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Optional
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Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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Standard

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
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Not Available
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Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Not Available
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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Not Available
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Standard
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Standard
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Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/65R15
P205/55R16

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.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3070 (.lbs)
3222 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 (hp)
150 (hp)

Torque

Torque
165 (ft. lbs.)
165 (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
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional
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
23 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

City

City
20 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
25 (mpg)
24 (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

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Standard

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
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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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
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

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

Safety Features

  • Advanced multistage front air bags *
  • Supplemental front seat side air bags *
  • Supplemental side air bags *
  • Occupant classification system *
  • LATCH-ready child seat anchor system
  • Rear door child protection locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system lamp
  • Single low note horn
  • Brake/park interlock
  • Traction control

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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