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Chrysler PT Cruiser Fuel Economy (MPG)

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Chrysler PT Cruiser Chrysler PT Cruiser 2004 21.7 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent
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 21.000
  flat med light 10 50 30 10 60 22.300
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.
 
Chrysler PT Cruiser Chrysler PT Cruiser 2004 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent
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 23.500
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.
 
Chrysler PT Cruiser Chrysler PT Cruiser 2004 23.3 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent
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 20 70 65 24.000
  flat light light 0 0 80 20 65 23.000
  flat med none 2 23 25 50 70 25.000
  flat med light 10 20 20 50 60 24.000
  flat med none 5 5 70 20 70 22.000
  flat med none 5 5 70 20 70 22.000
2004 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 5 10 48 38 67 23.3  
  Averages flat med none 5 10 48 38 67 23.3
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 23.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Chrysler PT Cruisers in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (38 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 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.
 
Chrysler PT Cruiser Chrysler PT Cruiser 2004 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
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
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 5 30 60 74 27.000
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 220hp 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 5 30 60 74 27.0  
  Averages flat light none 5 5 30 60 74 27.0
With the turbocharged 220hp 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser fuel economy has been averaging 27.0 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 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Chrysler PT Cruiser Chrysler PT Cruiser 2004 29.8 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent
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 29.800
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.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser

2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr Wagon turbocharged 220hp 2.4L I4
4-speed 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 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Manual transmission with standard 4 cylender engine averages 25 mpg. Power is just adequate.
2004 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Poorer than I expected, not much better than my Porsche!
2003 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Poor highway fuel economy, compared to Vibe. Poor city fuel economy, compared to Vibe.
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 215hp 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I have a 91 8 cylinder truck that gets better gas mileage
 

2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Gas Mileage (MPG)

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