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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 6.5
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
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
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 -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 15.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.7
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50VR17 P195/65R15
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 -
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
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
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
Displacement
3.9L/240 2.4L/148
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.98
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
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
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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