Compare 2005 Ford Thunderbird vs 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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2-Door Convertible Deluxe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Deluxe 18 24 $34,881 $38,355
2-Door Convertible Premium 18 24 $35,824 $39,415
2-Door Convertible 50th Anniversary 18 24 $40,221 $44,355
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4-Door Wagon
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 22 29 $12,812 $13,530
4-Door Wagon Touring 22 29 $14,664 $15,565
4-Door Wagon Limited 22 29 $16,484 $17,565
2-Door Convertible 22 29 $18,622 $19,405
4-Door Wagon GT 21 27 $21,489 $23,065
2-Door Convertible Touring 22 29 $21,664 $23,175
2-Door Convertible GT 21 27 $25,991 $27,930
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,881
$12,812
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,355
$13,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$639 / month
$226 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2 Seater Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
52.6 84.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 54.6
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 40.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 50.2
Second Leg Room (in)
- 40.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.1
Second Head Room (in)
- 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
186.3 168.8
Height, Overall (in)
52.7 63.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 58.2
Wheelbase (in)
107.2 103.0
Liftover Height (in)
30.2 23.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.0 67.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 6.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.5 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.94 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.66 x 1.57
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 15.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.6 18
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.2 36.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TNC
Front Tire Size
P235/50VR17 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TNC
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P235/50VR17 P195/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3775 2924
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6000 150 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
286 @ 4000 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99A EDZ
Displacement
3.9L/240 2.4L/148
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 29
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29 1.95
Trans Order Code
44A DD5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 2.80
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.50
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.98
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Thunderbird Chrysler PT Cruiser
Body Style
2 Door Convertible Small Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.73 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.22 .95
Suspension Type - Rear
SLA Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
SLA Independent Macpherson Strut

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