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2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser vs. 2000 Chrysler Neon

To start off, 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2000 Chrysler Neon. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2000 Chrysler Neon would be higher. At 1,996 cc (4 cylinders), 2000 Chrysler Neon is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2000 Chrysler Neon (132 HP @ 5850 RPM) has 18 more horse power than 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser. (114 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2000 Chrysler Neon should accelerate faster than 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser weights approximately 291 kg more than 2000 Chrysler Neon.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2000 Chrysler Neon (174 Nm @ 4950 RPM) has 17 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser. (157 Nm @ 4550 RPM). This means 2000 Chrysler Neon will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 Chrysler Neon
Make Chrysler Chrysler
Model PT Cruiser Neon
Year Released 2009 2000
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1996 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 114 HP 132 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5850 RPM
Torque 157 Nm 174 Nm
Torque RPM 4550 RPM 4950 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1441 kg 1150 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4370 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1610 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2650 mm


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