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2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser vs. 2008 Chrysler 300

To start off, 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Chrysler 300. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Chrysler 300 would be higher. At 5,645 cc (8 cylinders), 2008 Chrysler 300 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Chrysler 300 weights approximately 469 kg more than 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Because 2008 Chrysler 300 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Chrysler 300 will offer significantly more control. 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, 2008 Chrysler 300 (526 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 369 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser. (157 Nm @ 4550 RPM). This means 2008 Chrysler 300 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser. 2008 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. 2008 Chrysler 300 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2008 Chrysler 300
Make Chrysler Chrysler
Model PT Cruiser 300
Year Released 2009 2008
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 5645 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 114 HP 0 HP
Torque 157 Nm 526 Nm
Torque RPM 4550 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 77 mm 99.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 85.8 mm 90.9 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Acceleration 0-100mph 13.5 seconds 6.4 seconds
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1441 kg 1910 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 5010 mm
Vehicle Height 1610 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 3050 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7.7 L/100km 12 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 57 L 70 L


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