(4.0) 25 reviews
MSRP: $1,514$7,966
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
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Our Take on the 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Our Take

Chrysler has reorganized the PT Cruiser's trim levels for 2008, and the 230-horsepower, turbocharged GT model is no longer offered. Trim levels now include a base LX, mid-level Touring and top-level Limited. The Cruiser has relied on innumerable special editions, turbocharged and convertible... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Performance in non-turbo model with automatic
  • Aging platform
  • No side curtain airbags
  • Body lean

Notable Features

  • Unabashed retro styling
  • Seat-mounted side airbags
  • Manual or automatic
  • Versatile interior layout
  • Wagon or convertible

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.