Chrysler PT Cruiser 2002 vs Audi A3 1996

Chrysler PT Cruiser
2002 - 2006
Audi A3
1996 - 2000
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.1 Diesel1.9 Diesel


Power: 121 HP90 HP
Torque: 300 NM202 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 12.1 seconds12.4 seconds
Chrysler PT Cruiser is more dynamic to drive.
Chrysler PT Cruiser engine produces 31 HP more power than Audi A3, whereas torque is 98 NM more than Audi A3. Thanks to more power Chrysler PT Cruiser reaches 100 km/h speed 0.3 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 6.94.9
Real fuel consumption: 7.5 l/100km5.4 l/100km
The Audi A3 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Chrysler PT Cruiser consumes 2 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Audi A3, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Chrysler PT Cruiser could require 300 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Chrysler PT Cruiser consumes 2.1 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Audi A3.
Fuel tank capacity: 57 litres55 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 820 km in combined cycle1120 km in combined cycle
1010 km on highway1340 km on highway
760 km with real consumption1010 km with real consumption
Audi A3 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Length: 4.39 m4.15 m
Width: 1.71 m1.74 m
Height: 1.42 m1.42 m
Chrysler PT Cruiser is 24 cm longer than the Audi A3, 3 cm narrower the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: no data350 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data1100 litres
Turning diameter: 11.1 meters10.9 meters
The turning circle of the Chrysler PT Cruiser is 0.2 metres more than that of the Audi A3.
Gross weight (kg): 1`0001`680
Safety: no data

above average
Average price (€): 12001000
Rating in user reviews: 8.3/10 8.0/10
Pros and Cons: Chrysler PT Cruiser has
  • more power
Audi A3 has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • fewer faults
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