2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser

small car / 4-door wagon

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4-door wagon
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2006-10 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser LX wagon

The Chrysler PT Cruiser was introduced in the 2001 model year. Beginning with 2006 models, an inflatable knee bolster was added to the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries to drivers in frontal crashes. The car was discontinued after the 2010 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the roof rail during rebound. Head acceleration from this hit was low.

Forces on the lower left leg were high enough to indicate the possibility of injuries.

Side

Rating applies to 2008-10 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser LX wagon with standard front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags

The Chrysler PT Cruiser was introduced in the 2001 model year. Beginning with 2008 models, side airbags were made standard (they had been optional in 2001-07 models), and the rear door trim panels and rear seat belt mounting locations were modified to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes. car was discontinued after the 2010 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbag and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy's head was hit by the pillar behind the rear passenger door.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2006-10 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry