Chrysler PT Cruiser Review

Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.2 CRD Limited
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Chrysler PT Cruiser Review

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The 2.2 Common Rail Diesel engine has been jointly modified by Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz to specifically meet the needs of the PT Cruiser.

How It Drove - Performance

The 2.2 Common Rail Diesel engine has been jointly modified by Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz to specifically meet the needs of the PT Cruiser. The innovative four-cylinder diesel engine produces 119 bhp which results in exceptionally smooth power delivery and enables the PT Cruiser to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 12.1 seconds and continue to a top speed of 114 mph.

The PT Cruiser coped well around town, the diesel engine delivered plenty of low-down torque which resulted in a spirited drive and it pulled well in all gears which compensated for the occasional lazy gear change. The engine was a little noisy at idle, although this is a characteristic of most diesel powered vehicles - but once on the move this was barely noticeable.

On 'A' and 'B' roads the Cruiser's brisk acceleration combined with its slick 5-speed gearbox offered a thoroughly enjoyable drive. However, the Motorway is where the PT Cruiser came into its own - it is an excellent cruiser (if you'll excuse the pun) which enables you to cover great distances in comfort and it has more than adequate power for clean, safe overtaking.

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Chrysler PT Cruiser Road Test Data
Model ReviewedChrysler PT Cruiser 2.2 CRD Limited
  
Body TypeMPV
ColourDeep Cranberry
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph12.1 seconds
Top Speed 114 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban31 mpg
Extra Urban50.4 mpg
Combined40.9 mpg
  
Insurance Group12
Euro NCAP Rating3
Warranty3-year/60,000 mile warranty
7-year/unlimited mileage anti-corrosion guarantee
3-year roadside emergency cover
Price (when tested on the 13/03/04)£ 17,200

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