2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Ratings

NHTSA Safety Ratings

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rates vehicles of all makes and models to determine their crash and rollover safety. Their ratings are created with data gathered during controlled crash and rollover tests. Vehicles with the highest ratings receive their NHTSA 5-Star certification.**

2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser

FRONTAL RATING
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DRIVER
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PASSENGER
SIDE RATING
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FRONT SEAT
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REAR SEAT
ROLLOVER RATING
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2-WHEEL DRIVE
N/A
4-WHEEL DRIVE
** Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Click here to look up a specific vehicle.

J.D. Power Reliability Ratings

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J.D. Power and Associates Power Circle Ratings area based on feedback from thousands of consumers nationwide. Check out reliability and customer satisfaction ratings for vehicles from 2001 to present. The Power Circle Ratings do not include all information used to determine J.D. Power and Associates awards.*
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Scoring legend:
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Among the best
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Better than most
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About average
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The rest

Initial Quality Study

After 90 days
Overall J.D. Power Rating
Among the best
Among the best
The highest-ranking company or brand in each segment receives five Power Circles*. In highly competitive segments with many companies or brands, multiple companies or models scoring in the top 10 percent of the range from the highest score can also receive five Power Circles, indicating that consumers rate them "among the best" of all companies or models in the survey. However, only the highest-ranking company in each segment receives a J.D. Power award.
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Design Quality Ratings

Overall Design
Overall Design
Taken from the Initial Quality Study (IQS), which looks at owner-reported problems in the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership, this score is based on problems where controls or features may work as designed, but are difficult to use or understand (i.e., overly complicated controls/features that are difficult to operate due to poor location).
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Powertrain
Powertrain
Taken from the Initial Quality Study (IQS), which looks at owner-reported problems in the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership, this score is based on problems with the engine or transmission as well as problems that affect the driving experience (i.e., excessive brake dust, brake noise, excessive oil consumption and battery failed).
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Body & Interior
Body & Interior
Taken from the Initial Quality Study (IQS), which looks at owner-reported problems in the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership, this score is based on problems with exterior, seats and interior (i.e., memory seat controls difficult to use, center console difficult to use and materials scuffs/soils easily).
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Feature & Accessories
Feature & Accessories
Taken from the Initial Quality Study (IQS), which looks at owner-reported problems in the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership, this score is based on problems with the stereo/navigation system, heater, air conditioner, and sunroof.
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Mechanical Quality Ratings

Overall Mechanical
Overall Mechanical
Taken from the Initial Quality Study (IQS), which looks at owner-reported problems in the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership, this score is based on problems that have caused a complete breakdown or malfunction of any component, feature, or item (i.e., components that stop working or trim pieces that break or come loose).
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Powertrain
Powertrain
Taken from the Initial Quality Study (IQS), which looks at owner-reported problems in the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership, this score is based on problems with the engine or transmission as well as problems that affect the driving experience (i.e., vehicle/brakes pull, abnormal noises or vibrations).
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Body & Interior
Body & Interior
Taken from the Initial Quality Study (IQS), which looks at owner-reported problems in the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership, this score is based on problems with wind noise, water leaks, poor interior fit/finish, paint imperfection, and squeaks/rattles.
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Feature & Accessories
Feature & Accessories
Taken from the Initial Quality Study (IQS), which looks at owner-reported problems in the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership, this score is based on problems with the windshield wipers, navigation system, rear-seat entertainment system, heater, air conditioner, stereo system, sunroof and trip computer.
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Automotive Performance Execution and Layout (APEAL)

After 90 days

Performance & Design

Overall Performance & Design
Overall Performance & Design
Taken from the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study, this measure is based on owner satisfaction with vehicle Performance, Style, Features and Instrument Panel, and Comfort.
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Performance
Performance
This component of APEAL is based on owner satisfaction with the vehicle's powertrain and suspension systems, including acceleration, fuel economy, handling stability, braking performance, and shift quality.
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Comfort
Comfort
This component of APEAL is based on owner satisfaction with the vehicle's comfort and convenience features and seats.
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Feature & Instrument Panel
Feature & Instrument Panel
This component of APEAL is based on owner satisfaction with the vehicle's stereo system, gauges/instruments, and heating/air conditioning system.
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Style
Style
This component of APEAL is based on owner satisfaction with the vehicle’s interior and exterior styling, uniqueness of styling, and exterior and interior colors.
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