2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser

At a Glance

Pricing $17,030 - $24,260
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.4l I4, 2.4l I4 T
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.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
PT Cruiser LX 2.4l I4 (150-bhp) M5 FWD $17,030
PT Cruiser LX 2.4l I4 (150-bhp) A4 FWD $18,575
PT Cruiser Touring 2.4l I4 (150-bhp) A4 FWD $20,530
PT Cruiser Limited 2.4l I4 T (180-bhp) A4 FWD $24,260