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2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Wagon FWD
No Data Available
2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
MSRP
$27,295
Invoice
$26,203
Average Price Paid
$24,186
39 listings nationwide

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2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Wagon FWD
No Data Available
2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
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2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Wagon FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$18,275
35 listings nationwide

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2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,210
6 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Wagon FWD
Rob Feeman Review:

Chrysler says it decided to extend production of the PT Cruiser into 2...

The Good: Fans of the uniquely designed PT Cruiser can rejoice, as Chrysler exte...

The Bad: Chrysler streamlined the PT Cruiser lineup to a single trim for 2010, ...

2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The distinctive Beetle came to represent Volkswagen as soon as it debuted several decades ago, and then returned with renewed vigor when a modern version was introduced in 1998. Unfort...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Wagon FWD
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louisianalady43 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Wagon FWDReview:

Fun To Drive — Sporty and stylish vehicle. Lots of extra features that are for safety and comfort. Ease of handlin...

GuruB79LG writes:
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2010 Kia Soul Shadow Dragon Special Edition worse.
"its epic what can i say"
Would Buy Ranked 2010 Kia Soul Shadow Dragon Special Edition worse.
"it suck please i want to slay it if you own this go die and fester slowly"
25
Tom writes:
Power Ranked 2010 Chevrolet HHR 2LT Panel FWD better.
"I believe it is the size of the engine"
Handling Ranked 2010 Chevrolet HHR 2LT Panel FWD better.
"The front suspension was designed by the same person that designed the PTs, having owned the PT first the HHR is by far better"
Looks/Style Ranked 2010 Chevrolet HHR 2LT Panel FWD better.
"I have had My HHR lowered 2s with softer rubber tires and as one person said it corners like it was on tracks, I could not find anyone who could lower ny PTs"
Front Seats Ranked 2010 Chevrolet HHR 2LT Panel FWD better.
"its more like a race car seat holds you in the seat in hard conering"
Back Seats Ranked 2010 Chevrolet HHR 2LT Panel FWD worse.
"The HHR Panel has no back seats, which is thew main reason I purchased it, if the PT had a panel I would give it a try"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2010 Chevrolet HHR 2LT Panel FWD better.
"the HHR is designed to haul stuff, the PT is not"
Family Car Ranked 2010 Chevrolet HHR 2LT Panel FWD worse.
"the PT has a back seat, the HHR Panel does not "
Value Ranked 2010 Chevrolet HHR 2LT Panel FWD better.
"comes stock with so much more features"
Would Buy Ranked 2010 Chevrolet HHR 2LT Panel FWD better.
"Actually I own a 2010 HHR Panel but if GM decides to bring them back I would buy it"
2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
20
GuruB6J5K writes:
It is a delight to drive and has all the options except leather seats.
Beetleragtop writes:
Wonderfully appointed...peppy and my wife loves it!
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Nicer and more durable interior"
Family Car Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Both cars are very nice...the SE Premium has all the options the the SEL has."
Beetleragtop writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Nicer and more durable interior"
Family Car Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Both cars are very nice...the SE Premium has all the options the the SEL has."

Specs

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Wagon FWD
2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15 gal 14.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
150 hp @ 5,100 RPM
174 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
165 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
11.7:1
Displacement
2,400 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.44 in x 3.98 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 4 stars --
Front Passenger 4 stars --
Side Driver 4 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 5 stars --
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
Leather Seats Optional --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 40.6 in 41.3 in
Back Legroom 40.9 in 31.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 21.6 cu ft 7.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 705 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 168.9 in 168.8 in
Width 67.1 in 71.9 in
Height 63 in 58 in
Wheelbase 103 in 100.1 in

Available Options

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Wagon FWD
2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl/Black Roof
  • Platinum Gray Metallic/Black Roof
  • Pure White/Black Roof
  • Safari Uni/Black Roof
  • Stonewashed Blue Metallic/Black Roof

Option Packages

  • Wind Deflector

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