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2004 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
2004 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 50 30 10 60 21.0
  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 21.7  
  Averages flat med light 10 50 30 10 60 21.7
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 21.7 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
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 80 20 65 23.0
  flat med light 10 20 20 50 60 24.0
  flat med none 2 23 25 50 70 25.0
  flat med none 5 5 20 70 65 24.0
  flat med none 5 5 70 20 70 22.0
2004 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 4 11 43 42 66 23.6  
  Averages flat med none 4 11 43 42 66 23.6
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 23.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (42 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, 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser fuel economy 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.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser MPG

2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
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.
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2004 4dr Wagon 150-hp 2.4L I4 5-sp manual FWD Poorer than I expected, not much better than my Porsche!