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2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser vs. 2004 Chrysler 300

To start off, 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Chrysler 300. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Chrysler 300 would be higher. At 2,736 cc (6 cylinders), 2004 Chrysler 300 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Chrysler 300 (190 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 76 more horse power than 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser. (114 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Chrysler 300 should accelerate faster than 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Chrysler 300 weights approximately 294 kg more than 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2004 Chrysler 300 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2004 Chrysler 300. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2004 Chrysler 300 (258 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 101 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser. (157 Nm @ 4550 RPM). This means 2004 Chrysler 300 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser. 2004 Chrysler 300 has automatic transmission and 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser has manual transmission. 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2004 Chrysler 300 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2004 Chrysler 300
Make Chrysler Chrysler
Model PT Cruiser 300
Year Released 2009 2004
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2736 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 114 HP 190 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 157 Nm 258 Nm
Torque RPM 4550 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 77 mm 86.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 85.8 mm 78 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 9.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1441 kg 1735 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 5010 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1890 mm
Vehicle Height 1610 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 3040 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 57 L 68 L


 

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