The PT Cruiser's cabin is ergonomically laid out, simple and uncluttered.
The PT Cruiser's cabin is ergonomically laid out, simple and uncluttered. All the controls are tactile, eye-catching and intuitive to operate (except the the air vent controls which were a bit fiddly and the handbrake which is a bit too close to the drivers seat for comfort). The mini overhead console features a compass, exterior temperature gauge and interior light controls. The interior lighting can also be switched on via the indicator stalk.
The Cruiser's flexible load carrying ability doesn't compromise storage which includes a flexible storage bin, under-seat drawer, lockable glove box, multi-function centre console, large door pockets within all four doors, four cup holders, front seat back pockets and a storage pocket in the rear luggage area.
Safety and Security
The following safety & security equipment is standard on the PT Cruiser 2.2 CRD Limited:
3 point seatbelts - all seats, ABS - four wheel disc anti-lock, Driver and front passenger airbags, Front seat belt pre-tensioners, Headlamp on timer delay - levelling system, Headrests (front four-way adjustable/rear two-way adjustable), Locking fuel filler cap, Rear child-proof door locks, Remote control Thatcham Category 1 alarm and immobiliser, Side airbags, Side impact protection guards, VIN (visible vehicle identification number), Front fog lamps and Traction control.
Comfort and Refinement
According to Chrysler's press literature 'There's much more to the PT Cruiser than a distinctive, stylish and innovative design' and we couldn't agree more.
Chrysler's objective was to build a vehicle that would retain the length of a small car and provide the interior space and function of a much larger vehicle. The result is a large flexible interior that has ample cabin space for 4/5 adults and certainly a family of 5. Head and leg room is excellent and the wide opening doors and high seating position make it particularly easy to get in and out of which would make it an ideal vehicle for people with mobility problems.
Chrysler PT Cruiser Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.2 CRD Limited|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||12.1 seconds|
|Top Speed||114 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||50.4 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||3|
|Warranty||3-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|