2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser

At a Glance

Pricing $15,015 - $22,660
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.4l I4
Transmissions A4, M5
Fuel Economy 18-21 (city), 24-26 (highway)

It may be easy to overlook the virtues of the PT Cruiser. While it was distinctive exterior styling that fired everyone's imagination, it was the utility and value of the model that helped it find success. Starting at just over $15,000 the base model PT offers a 150hp 4-cylinder. The range topping Limited model adds a turbocharger and 30-bhp. Buyers looking for similar utility could cross shop the Pontiac Vibe and Toyota matrix. Buyers looking for similar styling can now look to the Chevrolet HHR.

What Changed:

Trim levels updated to LX, Touring and Limited. The 180 hp turbocharged 4-cylinder in the Limited model is the most powerful model offered. The high-output turbo and GT models have been dropped.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
PT Cruiser LX 2.4l I4 (150-bhp) M5 FWD $15,015
PT Cruiser LX 2.4l I4 (150-bhp) A4 FWD $15,840
PT Cruiser Touring 2.4l I4 (150-bhp) A4 FWD $18,930
PT Cruiser Limited 2.4l I4 (180-bhp) A4 FWD $22,660