2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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23 reviews
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Available Price Range $1,220-$7,084 Trims4 Combined MPG 24-25 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Our Take

Chrysler’s retro-looking PT Cruiser wagon became available in 2003 with a turbocharged engine, which addressed some complaints about the PT Cruiser being underpowered. Operating with a 14-psi... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Performance in non-turbo model with automatic
  • Body lean

Notable Features

  • Unabashed retro styling
  • Two turbocharged engines
  • Manual or automatic
  • Versatile interior layout
  • Available convertible for 2005


Our Expert Reviews

Ragtop PT Cruiser a blast to drive If you're looking for a sweet little ride for this summer's Woodward Dream Cruise, look no further than the 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible. At least that's what Anita says. She's convinced that the newest convertible to hit the market has the potential to attract both sexes -- something that doesn't seem to be the case with compe... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

4.2 out of 5

Based on 23 reviews

PT Cruiser GT HO Turbo 2004

by Trained Technician from California on February 9, 2012

When I was 5 years old I told my parents that I would design a car like the VW that had the engine in the front and the gas tank in the rear, well Chrysler did it for me, My brother owned a panel van ... Read Full Review

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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