Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,467 - $7,326
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
150-180
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,467 - $7,326
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
150-180
Seats
5

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Ranks #21 Compact SUVs by Experts

Ranks #13 Compact SUVs by Fuel Economy

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

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2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Reviews

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50 Reviews
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all around good car

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser base

Have a 2009, white automatic with no cruise control or Turbo, bought at 70k now 90k in 2019. MPG is 21 to 26, average is 22. Regular Unleaded . Highway and urban driving characteristics are normal to good to me and driving stability quite adequate. No turbo but to boost it has a helpful passing gear. Will take hwy driving whether freeway in city or cross country. Driving is comfortable around town. See for yourself the safety. Had my automatic PT 70 to 90,000 miles and reliability is strong, no major repairs (but see timing belt requirement coming up, $800?) Interior works for me at exactly normal adult male size in USA. Fond of retro dash, fitting with the exterior style, reminds me of late 40's Pontiac. Keep mine shiny, no exterior flaws, cheap and helpful to replace classic PT wheel covers. Don't have ABS, skired me pants off one time, so keep in mind if no ABS. VALUE: complaint about it depreciating quickly is false alarm to value situation. To my advantage I twice have bought a USED PT and it's already cheap. That was to my advantage personally. From there, it keeps a normal range of depreciation so I don’t lose money. It's Sept 2019 and you can buy a used PT as a real bargain if you are diligent, and have a fun, easy driving, useful small family vehicle easy on mon and dad, that can be reliable if not run down. Lower the mileage on car the better deal you are getting. Check yer Edmunds and Better Blue Book. Peace

- Robert Durkin

White 2009 Chrysler pt cruiser touring edition.

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Drives really slow, has no get up and go at all, has 155, 000 miles, vibrates really bad the entire time your behind the wheel from the time you crank it up, there is a loud popping noise coming from the front passenger wheel, there is a continuous clicking nice like a loose wire in my steering wheel, my alarm will just randomly go off at times and I have no button to stop the blaring, you have to be extremely careful not to drag every time you hit a bump, the driver side mirror is shattered, something is always going bad with this car, the only cool thing about this car is that the back seats come completely out and it is actually rather easy and quick.

- Toni B

Ok but could be better. Overall it is good on gas

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base

The vehicle overall drives well for buying it second hand. Horn doesn't work and am having a hard time finding a solution on how to fix it. The trunk is locked and am having trouble getting it unlocked. But she drives very well. I love the fold down and removable seats. I don't care for the position of the side mirrors, first because they are manual and the position allows for each passenger to move my preset position. So constantly putting it back in the right spot to see for my driving convenience. I don't appreciate having one opening point for key control getting in the vehicle and no key place to open the trunk manually.

- Debra L

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$18,000
$24,510

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 hp
180 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC SMPI 16
2.4L DOHC 16

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

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

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/65R15
P205/50HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103 in.
103 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.7 ft.
42 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
180 hp

Torque

Torque
165 ft. lbs.
210 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 lbs.
100 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional

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
22 - 24 mpg
21 mpg

City

City
19 - 21 mpg
18 mpg

Highway

Highway
24 - 26 mpg
24 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*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