2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser

At a Glance

Pricing $14,485 - $24,195
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.4l I4, 2.4l I4 T
Transmissions A4, M5
Fuel Economy 19-21 (city), 25-29 (highway)

It may be easy to overlook the virtues of the PT Cruiser. While it was distinctive exterior styling that fired everyone's imagination, it was the utility and value of the model that helped it find success. Starting at just over $14,000 the base model PT offers a 150hp 4-cylinder. For performance more befitting the aggressive styling 2 different turbocharged versions are offered. The range topping GT offers 220hp but lists at almost $10,000 more than the base model. Buyers looking for similar utility could cross shop the Pontiac Vibe and Toyota matrix. Buyers looking for similar styling can now look to the Chevrolet HHR.

What Changed:

New front and rear fascias. Front end features a wide Chrysler badge, round fog lamps and head lamps with lower scallop design. The interior has been updated with a new instrument panel and a center console.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
PT Cruiser Base, Touring, Limited 2.4l I4 (150-bhp) M5 FWD $14,485
PT Cruiser Base, Touring, Limited 2.4l I4 (150-bhp) A4 FWD $15,310
PT Cruiser Limited 2.4l I4 T (180-bhp) A4 FWD $21,000
PT Cruiser GT 2.4l I4 T (230-bhp) M5 FWD $23,645
PT Cruiser GT 2.4l I4 T (230-bhp) A4 FWD $24,195