2010 Chrysler
PT Cruiser Classic
vs. 2011 Chevrolet
Aveo LT

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic

9.9

starting from

$18,995

Reasons to buy the Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic

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Ample cargo space
62.7 ft3
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OK brakes
Disc
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Antilock brakes
Standard
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Spacious back seats
50.1 ft3
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LT

9.2

Runner-up

Chevrolet Aveo LT

starting from

$14,860

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Aveo LT

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Good highway fuel efficiency
35 mpg
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Good city fuel efficiency
27 mpg
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Has front air dam
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Poor range on the highway
420 miles
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.4
2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic Winner: PT Cruiser Classic
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the PT Cruiser Classic; optional upgrade on the Aveo LT
  • Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the PT Cruiser Classic
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.0
2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic Winner: PT Cruiser Classic
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  • Room for more than 5x more stuff, 62.7 ft3 vs 12.4 ft3
  • The PT Cruiser Classic has 1 more cupholder, 4 vs 3
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.6
2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic Winner: PT Cruiser Classic
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  • Drive with confidence in the PT Cruiser Classic, consider upgrading the Aveo LT to get antilock brakes
  • Disc brakes on the PT Cruiser Classic can provide better stopping action
Entertainment System 9.7 vs 10.0
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LT Winner: Aveo LT
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  • The Aveo LT has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 6 vs 4
Cost 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LT Winner: Aveo LT
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  • Gets more than 40% more miles per gallon in the city, 27 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $4,135 cheaper (more than 20% less), $14,860 vs $18,995
Road Tests - vs -
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
  • Underpowered
Overall 9.9 vs 9.2

Luxury Features

Chrysler
PT Cruiser Classic
2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LT Chevrolet
Aveo LT
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Optional The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the PT Cruiser Classic; optional upgrade on the Aveo LT
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leather Optional vs Not Available Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the PT Cruiser Classic

Practicality

Chrysler
PT Cruiser Classic
2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LT Chevrolet
Aveo LT
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 360 miles vs 420 miles Very limited highway range
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Cargo space 62.7 ft3 vs 12.4 ft3 The PT Cruiser Classic has lots of cargo room, and the Aveo LT is OK, too
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front seats 49.6 ft3 vs 50.3 ft3 Very cramped front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs 3 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

Chrysler
PT Cruiser Classic
2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LT Chevrolet
Aveo LT
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antilock brakes Standard vs Optional Drive with confidence in the PT Cruiser Classic, consider upgrading the Aveo LT to get antilock brakes
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Stability control system No vs No Neither has electronic stability control
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Airbags 3 vs 3 Limited number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Drum The PT Cruiser Classic has good brakes for high-performance driving
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs OnStar

Entertainment System

Chrysler
PT Cruiser Classic
2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LT Chevrolet
Aveo LT
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Number of speakers 4 vs 6 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Cost

Chrysler
PT Cruiser Classic
2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LT Chevrolet
Aveo LT
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MSRP $18,995 vs $14,860 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 19 mpg vs 27 mpg The Aveo LT has great city mileage and the PT Cruiser Classic is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Road Tests

Chrysler
PT Cruiser Classic
2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LT Chevrolet
Aveo LT
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0-60 mph Unknown vs 11.6 seconds
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Braking distance at 60mph Unknown vs 133 ft
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1/4 mile Unknown vs 18.6 s @ 75 mph
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

Chrysler
PT Cruiser Classic
2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LT Chevrolet
Aveo LT
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 4 stars vs Unknown

Performance

Chrysler
PT Cruiser Classic
2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LT Chevrolet
Aveo LT
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Horsepower 150 HP @ 5,100 RPM vs 108 HP @ 6,400 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 4 vs 5 The Aveo LT has an OK number of gears, while the PT Cruiser Classic has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission The PT Cruiser Classic's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 21.5 lb/hp vs 23.8 lb/hp Both PT Cruiser Classic and Aveo LT are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 40.2 ft vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic 2011 Kia Soul PT Cruiser Classic vs Soul
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2011 Chevrolet Aveo LT 2011 Toyota Yaris Aveo LT vs Yaris
2011 Chevrolet Aveo AVEO5 LT 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LS Aveo AVEO5 LT vs Sonic LS
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LT 2011 Kia Rio LX Aveo LT vs Rio LX
2011 Chevrolet Aveo AVEO5 LT 2012 Ford Focus S Aveo AVEO5 LT vs Focus S

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