Chrysler PT Cruiser

2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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  • (4.3) 47 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,382$7,134
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Engine: 150-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
  • Seats: 4-5
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Our Take on the 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Chrysler says the front-wheel-drive PT Cruiser blends the elements of a sedan, wagon, sport utility vehicle and minivan. Four trims are available: base, Touring, Limited and GT. A new PT Cruiser Convertible went on sale in spring 2004 as a 2005 model. (Skip to details on the: PT Cruiser Convertib... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Unabashed retro styling
  • Choice of three engines, two of which are turbocharged
  • Manual or automatic
  • Versatile interior layout
  • New convertible for 2005

2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews Expert Reviews

PT Cruiser top down fun When Chrysler's PT Cruiser burst on the scene for 2000, Daimler-Chrysler discovered its hot potential painfully cooled by the fact that it could not build Cruisers quickly enough to meet demand. They sold 92,000 of the vehicle no one could define in that first year and watched sales climb to 145,000 the next year, aching in the knowledge they could have sold m... Read full review for the 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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Consumer Reviews


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Nobody puts Baby in a corner....

by tierradoxy from San Antonio, TX on April 12, 2011

Not this Baby at least! Mine is a Limited Turbo. I've been in the paint & body business over 20 years & this is the coolest vehicle I've ever driven. I get 27 mpg highway & 18 mpg in the city or playi... Read Full Review

7 Trim Levels Available

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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