Compare 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser vs 2008 Jeep Compass

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser
2008 Jeep Compass
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4-Door Wagon
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 21 26 $16,950 $18,000
4-Door Wagon Touring 19 24 $19,508 $20,780
4-Door Wagon Limited 18 24 $22,939 $24,510
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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 23 28 $16,402 $17,475
4WD 4-Door Sport 22 27 $17,995 $19,225
FWD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $20,024 $21,455
4WD 4-Door Limited 22 27 $21,617 $23,205
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,950
$16,402
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,000
$17,475
Monthly Payment Estimate
$300 / month
$291 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
There's no more convertible, but if you want to be seen, the 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser still lends some novelty to everyday driving. The 2008 Jeep Compass tries to take the brand to a new on-road audience, but falls short of pleasing drivers who never hit the trails.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
49.6 52.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.8 101.3
Second Leg Room (in)
40.9 39.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
41.1 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 54.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 39.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.2 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.0 103.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 26.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
168.9 173.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 45.3
Height, Overall (in)
63.0 64.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - 22.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - 53.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 38.0
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.97 x 1.57 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 x 0.9 11.5 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 13.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 35.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC TBC
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TNC TTU
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TNC TTU
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3070 3014
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
510 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4000 165 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
EDZ ED3
Displacement
2.4L/148 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5200 172 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.77
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.16
Trans Order Code
DD5 DD7
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chrysler PT Cruiser Jeep Compass
Body Style
Small Station Wagon 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Macpherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist beam Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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