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Chrysler PT Cruiser Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Chrysler PT Cruiser's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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Chrysler PT Cruiser Gas Mileage

Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 10 40 20 30 55 27.0
2010 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 10 40 20 30 55 27.0  
  Averages flat light none 10 40 20 30 55 27.0
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser fuel economy has been averaging 27.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 55 miles per hour (30 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 10 5 10 75 75 23.9
  flat med none 10 5 10 75 60 25.0
  flat med hvy 15 5 10 70 60 22.0
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 60 23.0
2009 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 9 4 8 80 64 23.5  
  Averages flat med light 9 4 8 80 64 23.5
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser has been averaging 23.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (9 percent), in the suburbs (8 percent), and in the city (4 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 10 0 30 60 62 20.5
  flat light none 0 60 20 20 70 22.5
2008 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 5 30 25 40 66 21.5  
  Averages flat light none 5 30 25 40 66 21.5
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser gas mileage has been averaging 21.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 180hp 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 20 70 10 60 18.8
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 180hp 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 20 70 10 60 18.8  
  Averages flat med hvy 0 20 70 10 60 18.8
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser fuel economy has been averaging 18.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 0 35 65 65 21.1
  flat med light 0 20 0 80 70 28.0
  flat light none 0 60 20 20 70 22.0
  flat med light 30 26 26 17 60 22.4
  flat light hvy 20 50 20 10 70 21.4
2008 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 10 31 20 38 67 23.0  
  Averages flat med light 10 31 20 38 67 23.0
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (31 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 2dr Convertible turbocharged 180hp 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat v.lt light 5 10 15 70 70 20.4
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 65 29.3
  flat v.lt hvy 14 19 38 29 70 17.5
2008 2dr Convertible turbocharged 180hp 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat v.lt light 6 10 18 66 68 22.4  
  Averages flat v.lt light 6 10 18 66 68 22.4
With the turbocharged 180hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser gas mileage has been averaging 22.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 66 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med none 0 0 45 55 70 21.2
  flat light none 2 8 55 35 60 25.0
2007 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med none 1 4 50 45 65 23.1  
  Averages hills med none 1 4 50 45 65 23.1
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser fuel economy has been averaging 23.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (45 percent), in the city (4 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 2dr Convertible 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 95 5 65 18.1
2007 2dr Convertible 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 95 5 65 18.1  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 95 5 65 18.1
With the 150-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser has been averaging 18.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (5 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 10 0 90 60 26.5
  flat v.lt light 12 15 12 61 60 25.4
2006 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 6 13 6 76 60 26.0  
  Averages flat light light 6 13 6 76 60 26.0
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser gas mileage has been averaging 26.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 76 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (13 percent), in heavy traffic (6 percent), and in the suburbs (6 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 15 0 85 70 24.5
  flat light none 10 30 40 20 60 16.4
2006 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 5 23 20 53 65 20.5  
  Averages flat light none 5 23 20 53 65 20.5
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser fuel economy has been averaging 20.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (23 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 10 0 90 60 26.2
  flat med hvy 0 10 0 90 65 25.9
  flat med light 0 10 0 90 60 26.3
  flat med none 0 10 0 90 60 26.7
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 60 29.0
2006 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 8 4 88 61 26.8  
  Averages flat med light 0 8 4 88 61 26.8
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser has been averaging 26.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (about 88 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (8 percent), in the suburbs (4 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 50 0 50 60 19.0
2006 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 50 0 50 60 19.0  
  Averages flat light none 0 50 0 50 60 19.0
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser gas mileage has been averaging 19.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (50 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 5 0 95 68 24.8
  flat med none 1 19 10 70 65 27.0
2006 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 1 12 5 83 67 25.9  
  Averages flat med light 1 12 5 83 67 25.9
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser fuel economy has been averaging 25.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 83 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (12 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 40 30 30 60 19.0
2006 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 40 30 30 60 19.0  
  Averages flat light hvy 0 40 30 30 60 19.0
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser has been averaging 19.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (30 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 0 10 90 60 27.9
  flat med light 0 5 0 95 68 24.5
  flat med light 0 35 10 55 65 26.1
2006 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 13 7 80 64 26.2  
  Averages flat med light 0 13 7 80 64 26.2
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser gas mileage has been averaging 26.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (13 percent), in the suburbs (7 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 5 40 45 10 70 20.8
2006 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 5 40 45 10 70 20.8  
  Averages flat light none 5 40 45 10 70 20.8
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser fuel economy has been averaging 20.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (40 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 2dr Convertible 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 0 20 75 5 60 25.1
2006 2dr Convertible 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 0 20 75 5 60 25.1  
  Averages flat light hvy 0 20 75 5 60 25.1
With the 150-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser has been averaging 25.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 2dr Convertible 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 5 45 0 50 70 21.0
  flat med none 5 45 0 50 70 21.0
2006 2dr Convertible 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 5 45 0 50 70 21.0  
  Averages flat med light 5 45 0 50 70 21.0
With the 150-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser gas mileage has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (45 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 20 25 25 30 65 22.0
  flat light hvy 0 10 50 40 55 27.2
  flat light none 70 0 0 30 60 22.0
  flat light none 10 10 60 20 55 21.1
  flat med none 20 25 25 30 65 22.0
2005 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 24 14 32 30 60 22.9  
  Averages flat light light 24 14 32 30 60 22.9
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser fuel economy has been averaging 22.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 32 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (30 percent), in heavy traffic (24 percent), and in the city (14 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 65 28.0
2005 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 65 28.0  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 0 100 65 28.0
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser has been averaging 28.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 10 10 10 70 50 24.4
2005 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 10 10 10 70 50 24.4  
  Averages flat light none 10 10 10 70 50 24.4
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser gas mileage has been averaging 24.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 50 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 5 50 40 60 24.9
2005 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 5 50 40 60 24.9  
  Averages flat light none 5 5 50 40 60 24.9
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser fuel economy has been averaging 24.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (40 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills light hvy 0 10 20 70 60 25.2
  flat light light 10 10 10 70 70 27.7
  flat light light 0 10 30 60 50 20.5
  flat light none 10 10 10 70 70 25.5
  hills light light 0 10 25 65 55 26.1
2005 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 4 10 19 67 61 25.0  
  Averages flat light light 4 10 19 67 61 25.0
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (19 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 2dr Convertible turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 0 5 45 50 70 24.5
  hills med none 0 5 50 45 70 24.5
  hills med light 0 10 15 75 60 26.0
  flat light none 0 5 20 75 60 24.1
  flat med light 3 5 12 80 65 24.6
2005 2dr Convertible turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 1 6 28 65 65 24.7  
  Averages hills med none 1 6 28 65 65 24.7
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser gas mileage has been averaging 24.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 50 30 10 60 22.3
2004 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 50 30 10 60 22.3  
  Averages flat med light 10 50 30 10 60 22.3
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser fuel economy has been averaging 22.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (10 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 220hp 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 8 20 26 46 74 23.5
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 220hp 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 8 20 26 46 74 23.5  
  Averages flat light light 8 20 26 46 74 23.5
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser has been averaging 23.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 50 30 10 60 21.0
2004 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 50 30 10 60 21.0  
  Averages flat med light 10 50 30 10 60 21.0
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser gas mileage has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (10 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 5 5 70 20 70 22.0
  flat med none 5 5 70 20 70 22.0
  flat light light 0 0 80 20 65 23.0
  flat med none 2 23 25 50 70 25.0
  flat med light 10 20 20 50 60 24.0
2004 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 4 11 53 32 67 23.2  
  Averages flat med none 4 11 53 32 67 23.2
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser fuel economy has been averaging 23.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (32 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 119hp 2.1L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 33 33 0 34 81 29.8
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 119hp 2.1L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 33 33 0 34 81 29.8  
  Averages flat light light 33 33 0 34 81 29.8
With the turbocharged 119hp 2.1L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser has been averaging 29.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 81 miles per hour (about 34 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (33 percent), in heavy traffic (33 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills v.lt light 5 5 50 40 50 22.1
  hills v.lt light 5 5 50 40 50 23.0
  hills light none 0 3 3 94 55 23.0
  hills light none 0 3 3 94 55 26.0
  flat light hvy 0 20 40 40 60 19.0
2003 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 2 7 29 62 54 22.6  
  Averages hills light none 2 7 29 62 54 22.6
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser gas mileage has been averaging 22.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 54 miles per hour (about 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in the city (7 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 20 30 45 62 21.6
  hills light none 0 0 0 100 68 19.5
2003 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light none 3 10 15 73 65 20.6  
  Averages hills light none 3 10 15 73 65 20.6
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser fuel economy has been averaging 20.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 73 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 215hp 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 17 28 44 11 65 25.0
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 215hp 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 17 28 44 11 65 25.0  
  Averages flat light hvy 17 28 44 11 65 25.0
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), in heavy traffic (17 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (11 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 25 10 15 50 75 27.0
  flat light none 5 20 40 35 65 22.8
  flat med hvy 0 15 60 25 75 22.5
2003 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 10 15 38 37 72 24.1  
  Averages flat med light 10 15 38 37 72 24.1
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser gas mileage has been averaging 24.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (37 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 215hp 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 0 60 40 65 25.5
  flat med light 2 3 8 87 75 23.2
  flat med none 15 80 0 5 62 21.8
  flat lead none 0 1 4 95 75 24.9
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 215hp 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 21 18 57 69 23.9  
  Averages flat med light 4 21 18 57 69 23.9
With the turbocharged 215hp 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser fuel economy has been averaging 23.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (21 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 21 79 75 25.2
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 75 22.3
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 75 25.5
  flat med hvy 10 40 0 50 75 18.0
  flat med hvy 10 40 0 50 75 18.3
2002 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 4 16 6 74 75 21.9  
  Averages flat med light 4 16 6 74 75 21.9
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser has been averaging 21.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 74 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (16 percent), in the suburbs (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2001 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 0 10 20 70 60 22.0
  flat light light 20 10 10 60 65 22.0
  flat light light 20 10 10 60 65 22.1
  hills light none 15 15 20 50 60 19.0
2001 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills light light 14 11 15 60 63 21.3  
  Averages hills light light 14 11 15 60 63 21.3
With the turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser gas mileage has been averaging 21.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in heavy traffic (14 percent), and in the city (11 percent).

In addition the average 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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Chrysler PT Cruiser Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2008 4dr Wagon 150-hp 2.4L I4 4-sp automatic FWD For a car that weights over 3100 lbs and has this much room inside, the 22-24 mpg is not bad.
2006 4dr Wagon 150-hp 2.4L I4 5-sp manual FWD Very good. My personal commuter.
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 4-sp shiftable automatic FWD Good compromize between performance and fuel economy, with most cars the gas milage is proportional to the right foot.
2002 4dr Wagon 150-hp 2.4L I4 4-sp automatic FWD the cruiser only sips never guzzles, i can go a week on a tank of gas. thankfully, prices are back to normal.
Chrysler PT Cruiser Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2009 4dr Wagon 150-hp 2.4L I4 4-sp automatic FWD For size of vehicle, fuel economy should be 40% better.
2008 4dr Wagon 150-hp 2.4L I4 4-sp automatic FWD For a 4 cyl engine it really show get a little better MPG.
2007 2dr Convertible turbocharged 180hp 2.4L I4 4-sp automatic FWD It averages around 15 in town and no better than 20 highway. This is way behind the curve of other more modern small cars.
2006 4dr Wagon 150-hp 2.4L I4 4-sp automatic FWD This thing had a 4 cylinder but sucked fuel like a big V-6 or larger. Is this the result of cinder-block like aerodynamics?
2006 2dr Convertible turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 4-sp shiftable automatic FWD One would expect to get much better mileage from a car this size, however 17 city/23 highway is what I actually get.
2005 4dr Wagon 150-hp 2.4L I4 5-sp manual FWD Manual transmission with standard 4 cylender engine averages 25 mpg. Power is just adequate.
2004 4dr Wagon 150-hp 2.4L I4 5-sp manual FWD Poorer than I expected, not much better than my Porsche!
2003 4dr Wagon 150-hp 2.4L I4 4-sp automatic FWD Poor highway fuel economy, compared to Vibe. Poor city fuel economy, compared to Vibe.
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 4-sp shiftable automatic FWD I have a 91 8 cylinder truck that gets better gas mileage
2002 4dr Wagon 150-hp 2.4L I4 4-sp automatic FWD 19 MPG on average is just pathetic for a four-cylinder.