Chevrolet HHR

2009 Chevrolet HHR

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  • (4.7) 52 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,325$10,545
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 25-27
  • Engine: 155-hp, 2.2-liter I-4 (flexible; E85)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 2
2009 Chevrolet HHR

Our Take on the 2009 Chevrolet HHR

The HHR small wagon gains a number of incremental improvements for the 2009 model year, and the performance-oriented SS trim level, which was new last year, is now available for the HHR Panel wagon as well. The HHR flaunts a tall stance, like Chrysler's PT Cruiser, and it's built on th... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Heavy manual shifter (turbocharged SS)
  • Wide windshield pillars limit visibility
  • Marginal backseat comfort
  • No telescoping steering wheel
  • Some panel-fit issues in cabin

Notable Features

  • New HHR Panel SS trim for 2009
  • Unique appearance
  • Standard fold-flat passenger seat
  • Choice of three four-cylinder engines
  • Standard stability system

2009 Chevrolet HHR Reviews Expert Reviews

Choosing a new car with good fuel economy and a decent price doesn't mean you have to drive a boring econobox that feels like a sardine can.There are several compact wagon-style vehicles on the market now that offer great styling and comfortable cabins - along with fuel-sipping engines that squeeze the most out of a gallon of gasoline.Among these is the cool-looking Chevrolet HHR (2010 ba... Read full review for the 2009 Chevrolet HHR

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Consumer Reviews


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Like an Efficent Swiss Army Knife on Wheels?

by Jason from New England on November 1, 2008

I drove a 03 Nissan Maxima with a 6-speed before this HHR. I'm in my mid 20s. I wanted something with better gas mileage, space to carry bikes, and better reliability. I feel like I got it all, and a ... Read Full Review

3 Trim Levels Available

Wondering which configuration is right for you?
Our 2009 Chevrolet HHR trim comparison will help you decide.

2009 Chevrolet HHR Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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