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Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

Equipment

4 out of 5 4.0

Three trims were initially offered, Classic, Touring and Limited. Standard equipment on all models includes an alarm and immobiliser, driver and front passenger airbags plus side airbags, power steering, tilt-adjustable steering column, air conditioning, CD stereo, electric front and rear windows, 15-inch steel wheels, plus electric heated and retractable door mirrors.

The Touring version is equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps and a leather-covered steering wheel. The top of the range Limited gets leather/suede seats with driver’s seat lumbar support, chrome bodyside mouldings and cruise control. There have also been several special edition including the GT, which came with a body coloured rear roof mounted spoiler, sports suspension, steering wheel with silver spokes, silver gear knob, cruise control and 17-inch alloy wheels as standard.

The Street Cruiser special edition is gold metallic with chromed alloy wheels and beige/gold upholstery. The Route 66 special editions (2006) have 17-inch chrome-plated wheels, lowered suspension, 6-disc autochanger with MP3 facility and a chrome gearknob.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Chrysler PT Cruiser (00-08).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Classic equipment

Classic standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Classic optional equipment
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel

Electric equipment

Electric standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
Electric optional equipment
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels

GT equipment

GT standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
GT optional equipment
None available

Limited equipment

Limited standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
Limited optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel

Pacific Coast Highway equipment

Pacific Coast Highway standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
Pacific Coast Highway optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control

Route 66 equipment

Route 66 standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
Route 66 optional equipment
  • Cruise control

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Sport optional equipment
  • Steel wheels

Street Cruiser equipment

Street Cruiser standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
Street Cruiser optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel

Sunset Boulevard equipment

Sunset Boulevard standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
Sunset Boulevard optional equipment
  • CD

Touring equipment

Touring standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
Touring optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel

Safety

2.5 out of 5 2.5

The PT Cruiser earned a three-star Euro NCAP rating when it was tested in 2002, a poor score when new rivals easily score five. Most models have ABS (all have it from 2003) and traction control while security is taken care of with an alarm/immobiliser and remote central locking.

Interior & boot space

3.5 out of 5 3.5

The rear seats are removable, but they're heavy and bulky, which makes it a more difficult job than it should be. However, they are foldable, which in conjunction with a wide-opening tailgate, gives the PT Cruiser a good load area. With them in place there's 620 litres of boot space - which is more than a BMW 5-Series Touring. However, the glovebox is quite small with only enough space for a couple of A-Z maps and there isn't much useable stowage in the front of the cabin.

How does the boot space compare?

Check the table below to see how the Chrysler PT Cruiser (00-08) compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.

Model Boot space
Dodge Caliber (06-09) 525 litres
Kia Carens (00-06) 423 litres
Fiat Stilo Hatchback (02-07) 305 litres
Chrysler PT Cruiser (00-08) 120 litres

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