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Chrysler PT Cruiser Cabriolet boot space, practicality and safety

2005 - 2008 (change model)
Practicality rating: 1.5 out of 51.5

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

The hard-top PT Cruiser earned a mediocre three-star Euro NCAP rating when it was tested in 2002 and we’d expect the cabrio to perform similarly. ABS and traction control are standard and security is taken care of with an alarm/immobiliser and remote central locking.

The boot is incredibly difficult to access – it’s low to the ground and shallow, which means you need to bend down a lot to get items in and out. The way the boot lid opens (outwards then upwards) can be a problem in confined spaces too, such as supermarket car parks or tight against a wall. Getting into the back seats is tricky too due to the low roof, high door sills and rollover protection bar while up front (with the roof up) it feels claustrophobic.

The roof is easy to operate though – just twist a lever to release it and it electrically folds down at the flick of a switch in 20 seconds.

Euro NCAP rating

Ratings for this model not available

Equipment and options

Each trim level will have different equipment offerings.
Basic equipment (20)
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
Standard Equipment
Optional Equipment
LHD Standard Equipment (6)
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
LHD Optional Equipment
  • n/a
Limited Standard Equipment (7)
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
Limited Optional Equipment
  • n/a
Touring Standard Equipment (3)
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
Touring Optional Equipment (1)
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts


Length 4288mm
Width 1704mm - 1748mm
Height 1539mm
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