2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $15,015
141 national listings
Air Conditioning Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Driver knee airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front, front with head protection chambers
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · 4 Total Speakers
Brakes Front brake diameter: 11.0 · Front brake width: 0.9 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 9.0 · Rear brake width: 1.6 · Rear brakes: drum
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo cover: hard · Center console: front console with storage · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Storage: door pockets, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.94
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: manual
Rear Seats Type: removable split-bench
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code key
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: semi-independent · Rear Suspension Type: torsion bar · Stabilizer bar(s): front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims P Tires · Wheels: steel
Wheels Wheel covers: full
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
HAA Air Conditioning $1,000
NHK Engine Block Heater $35
Price $15,015 MSRP
Body Style Wagon
Engine 2.4L 150 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
26MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$15,015
Invoice$14,164

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
26MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.4L 150 hp I4
Power 150 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque 167 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom40.6 in
Back Legroom40.9 in
Wheelbase103 in
Length168.9 in
Width67.1 in
Height63 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume21.6 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
The spacious 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base sedan seats four, but can hold up to 63 cubic feet of cargo with both the front passenger seat and 65/35 split-folding rear seats folded flat.... Read More
The spacious 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base sedan seats four, but can hold up to 63 cubic feet of cargo with both the front passenger seat and 65/35 split-folding rear seats folded flat. The rear bench can also be removed for more space. Under the hoods sits a 16-valve, 2.4-liter DOHC inline four that puts out 150 hp and 165 ft-lbs of torque at 4,000 RPM. Transmission choices include a standard 5-speed manual or optional 4-speed automatic. Respective mileage ratings are 21/26 and 19/24 mpg.
Equipped with front disc and rear drum brakes, and dual front-side airbags with passenger deactivation, the 2008 PT Cruiser Base earns four stars in frontal impact tests. ABS brakes are optional, along with traction control. Other standard safety features include a front stabilizer bar and a tire monitor for the 15-inch steel wheels with all-season tires. The front-wheel-drive sedan rides on a Macpherson strut front and rear torsion beam suspension. A rear spoiler decorates the exterior. A Street Cruiser package adds 16-inch alloy wheels with Touring tires, chrome body molding, and scuff pads.
The 2008 PT Cruiser Base comes with the now-expected list of standard features, except for air-conditioning, which is optional. These include power windows, locks, and mirrors, remote entry, tilt steering, and a CD player that's MP3-compatible. A trip computer shares dash space with a tachometer, compass, and temperature display. Intermittent front wipers, a rear window wiper, four cupholders, and a 12V front power outlet are also standard. Available options include tinted sunscreen windows, a 6-speaker sound system with satellite radio, and daytime running lights.
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Driver knee airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front, front with head protection chambers
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · 6 Total Speakers · 66 watts
Brakes Front brake diameter: 11.0 · Front brake width: 0.9 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 9.0 · Rear brake width: 1.6 · Rear brakes: drum
Comfort Features Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Easy entry: manual rear seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Rear power outlet: 12V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Storage: door pockets, front seatback, under seat · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Power adjustments: 6
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.94
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: integrated headrests · Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Convertible rear window: glass · Convertible roof: power
Safety Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · Rollover Protection System
Seatbelts Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: reclining · Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code key
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: semi-independent · Rear Suspension Type: torsion bar · Stabilizer bar(s): front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims P Tires
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
NHK Engine Block Heater $35
Price $18,430 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 2.4L 150 hp I4
2.4L 180 hp I4
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
26MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$18,430
Invoice$17,346

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
26MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
24MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engines

2.4L 150 hp I4
Power 150 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque 167 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
2.4L 180 hp I4
Power 180 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque 210 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom40.6 in
Back Legroom40.9 in
Wheelbase103 in
Length168.9 in
Width67.1 in
Height60.6 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume7.4 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Let your hair down along with the soft-top power convertible roof in the 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible. Similar to the Touring in terms of features, this front-wheel-drive sedan ... Read More
Let your hair down along with the soft-top power convertible roof in the 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible. Similar to the Touring in terms of features, this front-wheel-drive sedan comes standard with a 150-hp, 2.4-liter DOHC inline engine (with 165 ft-lbs of torque at 4,000 RPM), but you might feel better equipped with the turbo version that ups those numbers to 180 hp and 210 ft-lbs at 2,800 RPM. The turbo comes only with a 4-speed automatic, while the non-turbo can also be paired with a 5-speed manual transmission.
Riding on a Macpherson strut front and torsion beam rear suspension, the 2008 PT Cruiser Convertible has both front and rear stabilizer bars (front only on other trims). It comes equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels and all-season tires, front disc and rear drum brakes, a tire monitor, foglights, and dual front-side and a driver's knee airbag. The entire Cruiser lineup gets four out of five stars in frontal impact tests. 4-wheel ABS brakes and traction control can be added. Larger 17-inch alloy wheels can be added, along with daytime running lights.
The Convertible seats four, with a 50/50 split-folding rear bench. Because of the folding roof, the trunk space is greatly reduced to 7 cubic feet, but expands to 13 with the seats down. Unlike the other trims, the front passenger seat does not fold flat. Full power features include remote entry, a 6-way driver's seat, and cruise control. Air conditioning, tilt steering, intermittent front wipers, and power outlets in the dash and trunk are all standard. On the instrument panel sit a tachometer, temperature display, compass, and trip computer. There is a glass rear window. A CD/MP3 player is standard, but satellite radio and an MP3 jack cost extra, as does a 6-CD changer. Other options include heated leather seats and a garage door opener.
Original MSRP: $18,930
93 national listings
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Driver knee airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front, front with head protection chambers
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity, mast · MP3 auxiliary audio input · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · 4 Total Speakers
Brakes Front brake diameter: 11.0 · Front brake width: 0.9 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 9.0 · Rear brake width: 1.6 · Rear brakes: drum
Comfort Features Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo cover: hard · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Rear power outlet: 12V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Storage: door pockets, front seatback, grocery bag holder, under seat · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Power adjustments: 6
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.91
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Rear Seats Type: removable split-bench
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: reclining · Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split, flat · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code key
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: semi-independent · Rear Suspension Type: torsion bar · Stabilizer bar(s): front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims P Tires
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
NHK Engine Block Heater $35
MDA Front License Plate Bracket $0
Price $18,930 MSRP
Body Style Wagon
Engine 2.4L 150 hp I4
2.4L 180 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$18,930
Invoice$17,726

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
24MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engines

2.4L 150 hp I4
Power 150 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque 167 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
2.4L 180 hp I4
Power 180 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque 210 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom40.6 in
Back Legroom40.9 in
Wheelbase103 in
Length168.9 in
Width67.1 in
Height63 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume21.6 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
The 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring sedan adds 16-inch alloy wheels and Touring tires, along with a 6-way power driver's seat and foglights, for a sportier overall look. Inside, the To... Read More
The 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring sedan adds 16-inch alloy wheels and Touring tires, along with a 6-way power driver's seat and foglights, for a sportier overall look. Inside, the Touring adds standard air-conditioning, cruise control, and satellite radio. The front-wheel-drive retro sedan seats four, with nearly 41 inches of legroom front and back, and a trunk that expands from 21 to 63 cubic feet. Both rear seats and the front passenger seat fold flat, and rear seats are also removable. The trunk comes with tie-downs.
A full power setup includes locks, windows, and mirrors and remote entry. The CD player is MP3-compatible, but there is also an MP3 input jack, as well as a power outlet in the front and in the trunk. A trip computer, tachometer, temperature display, intermittent front wipers, a rear window wiper, tilt steering, and a rear spoiler are also standard. Options tack on a 6-CD changer, a sunroof, heated seats, and chrome trim inside and out.
Earning average to good ratings in IIHS crash tests, the 2008 PT Cruiser Touring features a front stabilizer bar, front disc and rear drum brakes and dual front-side airbags with passenger sensors. A tire monitor and halogen headlamps are also included. Traction control and ABS brakes are available as options. Powering this sedan is a 2.4-liter, DOHC inline-four engine and choice of a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. The powertrain delivers 150 hp and 165 ft-lbs of torque, with average fuel economy around 20/26 mpg. For the Touring, a 180-hp, 2.4-liter turbo inline four can be selected.
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Driver knee airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front, front with head protection chambers
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity, mast · MP3 auxiliary audio input · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · 4 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.0 · Front brake width: 0.9 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.6 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo cover: hard · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Rear power outlet: 12V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Storage: door pockets, front seatback, grocery bag holder, under seat · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Power adjustments: 6
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.91
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Passenger Seat Heated
Rear Seats Type: removable split-bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass, one-touch open/close
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: reclining · Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split, flat · Upholstery: premium leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code key
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: semi-independent · Rear Suspension Type: torsion bar · Stabilizer bar(s): front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Tires and Rims Wheels: polished alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
NHK Engine Block Heater $35
Price $22,660 MSRP
Body Style Wagon
Engine 2.4L 180 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$22,660
Invoice$21,121

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engine

2.4L 180 hp I4
Power 180 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque 210 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom40.6 in
Back Legroom40.9 in
Wheelbase103 in
Length168.9 in
Width67.1 in
Height63 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume21.6 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Powered by a turbo 2.4-liter, 16-valve, DOHC inline-four engine, the 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited hits 0-60 in 7 seconds and puts out 180 hp and 210 ft-lbs of torque at a low 2,800 ... Read More
Powered by a turbo 2.4-liter, 16-valve, DOHC inline-four engine, the 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited hits 0-60 in 7 seconds and puts out 180 hp and 210 ft-lbs of torque at a low 2,800 RPM. The engine is matched to a 4-speed automatic only. This front-wheel-drive sedan represents the most powerful and sportiest of the lineup, but it also adds a lot more standard features.
Performance-wise, you get larger 17-inch alloy wheels with performance tires, as well as standard traction control, and 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution. Dual front-side airbags, a driver's knee airbag, and front passenger sensors are also standard and earn the sedan four stars in frontal impact tests. A tire monitor, foglights, and halogen lamps enhance the safety profile. A rear spoiler is also included.
In terms of upscale comfort, the 2008 PT Cruiser Limited features leather upholstery, a leather steering wheel, heated front seats, and a power sunroof. It also adds a garage remote and compass. Already standard are power windows, locks, and mirrors, remote entry, cruise control, tilt steering, a CD/MP3 player with MP3 input and satellite radio, a temperature display, and a tachometer. Front intermittent wipers, a rear window wiper, four cupholders, and power outlets in the front and trunk provide extra convenience. Cargo capacity starts at 21 cubic feet, but expands to 63, thanks to a fold-flat rear bench (65/35 split) and front passenger seat. Rear seats can be removed to increase storage room. Tiedowns and a cover are included in the trunk area. Because it comes so well equipped, few options remain, but you can add Bluetooth, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a 6-CD changer.
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