2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser

The 2009 PT Cruiser, a carryover from 2008 model, leaves behind its convertible body style and comes with absolutely refreshed appearance. The retro-styled compact 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser is a four-door five-passenger SUV available in 3 trims: PT Cruiser Limited, PT Cruiser Touring and PT Cruiser LX. Functional roomy cabin, smooth ride, and an affordable price make it a decent choice for budget-minded buyers.

PT Cruisers have a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. Base and Touring versions have 150 hp. Optional on Touring and standard on Limited is a turbocharged 180-hp engine. The Base offers manual or automatic transmission. Touring and Limited models come with automatic only. The fully adaptive, electronic four-speed automatic transmission helps to deliver a superb 24 highway mpg rating. The standard five-speed manual transmission provides optimum performance and a 26 highway rating. The MacPherson strut front suspension offers not only responsive steering and straight tracking, but also helps deliver a smooth confident ride, perfect for cruising.

Well-known for its impressive retro style, Chrysler's PT Cruiser unites a distinguishable classic look with modern performance, efficiency, and practical features.

Engine and Performance

A 2.4-liter double overhead cam (DOHC) is standard. The 16-valve, in-line, four-cylinder engine rated at 150 horsepower generates 165 pound-feet of torque at 4000 rpm. The engine is mated with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission. A turbocharged version of that engine generating 180 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque is optional. All models come standard with a warranty of 36 months or 60,000 miles. The cargo capacity is 21.2 cubic feet.

Body and Styling

17" x 6.0" polished Aluminum wheels, 16" x 6.0" Aluminum wheels (Touring) and 15-inch bolt-on wheel covers are available. The 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser is marked by a tall, wide egg crate grille, bulging fenders, fender-mounted headlights and taillights. Deep tint sunscreen glass, power mirrors, power moonroof with Express Open Feature, Sentry Key(R) Theft-Deterrent System, illuminated entry, speed-sensitive power locks, leather steering wheel with bright spokes and universal garage door opener, keyless entry with panic alarm and two transmitters, Vehicle Information Center, security alarm and manual remote control mirrors are additional key features.

Interior features include premium leather-trimmed bucket seats, 6-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, manual driver's lumbar adjuster and forward fold-flat front passenger's seat, cloth low-back bucket seats with stain repel, stain repel-stain/odor/static resistant fabric seats, cloth low back bucket seats, AM/FM stereo with CD player, four speakers, unconnect studios - SIRIUS Satellite Radio and 1-year SIRIUS radio service are important features.Heated front seats are optional.

Safety Features

Available safety features of the new Cruiser include: front side airbags, four-wheel disc Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with low-speed traction control, which contributes a superior level of control when driving under extreme and slippery conditions. Moreover, safety and security features comprise child seat anchors, dual front airbags with head protection chambers, side mounted air bags, passenger air bag occupant sensing deactivation, rear door child safety locks, traction control, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and engine immobilizer.

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