2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $17,040
68 national listings
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes Power
Convenience Features Center Console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $17,040 MSRP
Body Style Wagon
Engine 2.4L 150 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$17,040
Invoice$15,470

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
27MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.4L 150 hp I4
Power 150 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 162 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom40.6 in
Back Legroom40.8 in
Wheelbase103 in
Length168.8 in
Width67.1 in
Height63 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume13.1 cu ft
Standard Payload865 lbs
Maximum Payload865 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Although Chrysler has expanded the Pt Cruiser family for 2002, the Base model returns without change. The PT Cruiser has received very positive reviews and the demand is high. Unfortu... Read More
Although Chrysler has expanded the Pt Cruiser family for 2002, the Base model returns without change. The PT Cruiser has received very positive reviews and the demand is high. Unfortunately, the compact wagon's performance cannot match its aggressive presentation.
New appearance options are available this year, including flame accents and wood-appearance side trim. Standard features on this model include front airbags, air conditioning, a new CD audio system, power windows and mirrors, and intermittent wipers.
The PT's power plant is a modest 2.4 liter DOHC inline four, which generates 150 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is included, and a four-speed automatic is optional. Gas mileage is estimated at 21/29 mpg with the manual and 19/25 mpg for the automatic.
The underpowered engine is a frequently cited pitfall of the PT, but a higher performance version would arrive in 2003. The PT Cruiser's interior flexibility offers considerable convenience, and Chrysler claims that there are a total of 26 possible seating/cargo configurations.
Original MSRP: $18,755
64 national listings
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes Power
Convenience Features Center Console · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $18,755 MSRP
Body Style Wagon
Engine 2.4L 150 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$18,755
Invoice$17,030

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
27MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.4L 150 hp I4
Power 150 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 162 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom40.6 in
Back Legroom40.8 in
Wheelbase103 in
Length168.8 in
Width67.1 in
Height63 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume13.1 cu ft
Standard Payload865 lbs
Maximum Payload865 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Chrysler's new retro-styled compact was well-received in 2001, and the lineup has grown for this year. The Touring finish was offered in 2001 as an option package, but it is now distin... Read More
Chrysler's new retro-styled compact was well-received in 2001, and the lineup has grown for this year. The Touring finish was offered in 2001 as an option package, but it is now distinguished as a separate trim level.
The Touring is the PT Cruiser's second trim level, and comes standard with fog lamps, keyless entry, heated mirrors, full power accessories, alloy wheels, and a rear defroster. The Touring trim also gets some special trim and appearance enhancements.
The front-wheel drive wagon weighs in a just over 3100 pounds, which is substantial for a compact car. Power is supplied by a 2.4 liter DOHC inline four, which provides 150 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. The Touring comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission, offering 21/29 mpg fuel economy.
The PT Cruiser is a bit of a trade-off. The car should be bought by those seeking head-turning looks and interior flexibility. The PT is not a performer, and reliability is also questionable. The gas mileage (low 20s in mixed driving)is not up to par with other compacts, but other compacts do not offer such a refined and configurable interior space.
Original MSRP: $21,105
118 national listings
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Headrests Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Roof Moonroof: power
Safety Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: chrome
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $21,105 MSRP
Body Style Wagon
Engine 2.4L 150 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$21,105
Invoice$19,169

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
27MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

2.4L 150 hp I4
Power 150 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 162 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom40.6 in
Back Legroom40.8 in
Wheelbase103 in
Length168.8 in
Width67.1 in
Height63 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume13.1 cu ft
Standard Payload865 lbs
Maximum Payload865 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
The Chrysler PT Cruiser enters its second year of production, now with more styles and features. The Base (Standard) and Limited models return unchanged, and Chrysler has added a Touri... Read More
The Chrysler PT Cruiser enters its second year of production, now with more styles and features. The Base (Standard) and Limited models return unchanged, and Chrysler has added a Touring and a Dream Cruiser trim. All models can now be finished with exterior flame accents or the extra-retro "woodie" look.
The Limited PT Cruiser ascends significantly beyond the the entry-level model, but with the new limited production Dream cruiser, the Limited is the third of four trim tiers. Standard features include fog lamps, keyless entry, chrome wheels, full power accessories, leather upholstery, an anti-theft system, and cruise control.
All PT variants are powered by a 2.4 liter DOHC inline four, which delivers 150 horsepower and 162 pound-feet or torque. The 16-valve engine may be paired with either a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual transmission. Mixed driving fuel economy is estimated in the mid-20s.
The PT continues to be very popular and well-reviewed. Unfortunately, it is not immune to Chrysler's reliability issues. Owners have reported minor but nagging problems, and many warn that the service leaves much to be desired.
Original MSRP: $23,395
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Driver Seat Heated
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Heated
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Roof Moonroof: power
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: chrome
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $23,395 MSRP
Body Style Wagon
Engine 2.4L 150 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$23,395
Invoice$21,322

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
27MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engine

2.4L 150 hp I4
Power 150 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 162 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom40.6 in
Back Legroom40.8 in
Wheelbase103 in
Length168.8 in
Width67.1 in
Height63 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume13.1 cu ft
Standard Payload865 lbs
Maximum Payload865 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
The PT Cruiser was introduced in 2001 with limited styles and production counts that could not match the unprecedented demand. In the second, Chrysler introduced two new trims, includi... Read More
The PT Cruiser was introduced in 2001 with limited styles and production counts that could not match the unprecedented demand. In the second, Chrysler introduced two new trims, including this special Dream Cruiser Series I model. Only 7500 were made.
The Dream Cruiser is differentiated from the three other PTs by a unique Inca Gold paint job, color-keyed chrome wheels and interior accents, tinted electroluminescent gauges, special badging, and some minor interior layout changes. The Dream Cruiser is similarly equipped to the Limited trim, but the low production number drives the price up considerably. Other features include full power accessories, fog lamps, cruise control, heated mirrors, ABS, an anti-theft system, leather seats, a power moon roof, and keyless entry.
Despite all the appearance and convenience enhancements, this top shelf PT still houses the same 2.4 liter DOHC inline. This power plant provides 150 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, and may be paired with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission.
The Dream Cruiser is certainly not for everyone. The PT already bold styling is only strengthened by the loud exterior color. Some reviewers felt this color choice was overkill. Gas mileage and nagging reliability issue top the list of driver complaints.