• (4.5) 42 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,549–$10,717
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 27
  • Engine: 155-hp, 2.2-liter I-4 (flexible; E85)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 2
2010 Chevrolet HHR

Our Take on the Latest Model 2010 Chevrolet HHR

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

  • Rearview camera (late availability)
  • Unique appearance
  • Standard fold-flat passenger seat
  • Choice of three four-cylinder engines
  • Standard stability system

2010 Chevrolet HHR Reviews

Vehicle Overview
The HHR small wagon is also available as a performance-oriented SS trim level and as Panel wagon. The HHR flaunts a tall stance, like Chrysler's PT Cruiser, and it's built on the same platform as the Chevrolet Cobalt sedan. In addition to the PT Cruiser, competitors include hatchbacks like the Dodge Caliber and Scion xB.

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New for 2010
For 2010 the HHR Panel SS trim is dropped.

Exterior
GM might not appreciate comparisons between the Chevrolet HHR and the retro-styled PT Cruiser, but the HHR is unabashedly designed to resemble a vehicle from the past, just as the Cruiser is. In Chevrolet's case, that vehicle is the 1949 Suburban, which ranks as one of the first utility vehicles.

  • High roof design
  • Flared fenders that tuck in at the rocker panels
  • Standard 16-inch wheels on base trims (17- or 18-inch wheels standard on higher trims)
  • Two new paint colors


Interior
Up to five occupants fit inside the HHR. The front passenger seat folds completely flat, and the rear seats are split 60/40 and fold to extend the cargo area. Interior features include:
  • Standard air conditioning
  • Standard CD stereo and keyless entry
  • Optional moonroof
  • Optional heated leather front seats


Under the Hood
Three engines are offered in the HHR. The base 2.2-liter four-cylinder produces 155 horsepower and 150 pounds-feet of torque. The midlevel 2.4-liter four-cylinder generates 172 hp and 167 pounds-feet of torque. SS trim levels get a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 260 hp with the manual transmission and 260 pounds-feet of torque (250 hp and 222 pounds-feet with the automatic).
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Five-speed manual transmission standard for all engines
  • Four-speed automatic transmission optional for all engines
  • New SS Performance Package includes Brembo front brake calipers and a limited-slip differential (only available with five-speed manual transmission)
  • 1,000-pound towing capacity (excludes SS)


Safety
A number of important safety features are standard for 2010.
  • Rearview camera coming late in the model year
  • Antilock brakes
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Electronic stability system


HHR Panel
The HHR panel version is aimed for commercial use. The rear seats are deleted for maximum storage capability, and the rear side windows are covered with body-colored steel inserts. There's 57.7 cubic feet of space, with 5.4 cubic feet of under-floor storage. The Panel has two front seats, and rear cargo doors replace the conventional rear side doors. The rear cargo doors have no exterior handles and open by a dashboard release button or the key fob. The HHR Panel can have the same engine and transmission choices as the regular HHR. (Back to top)

Consumer Reviews

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by zcdevico from ontario, NY 14519 on October 10, 2017

I wish they did not stop making this car. I admit that for 5 of my 7 years ownership, I mostly drove highway miles I have 70k miles on this car and only had maintenance costs from the dealership.

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2 Trims Available

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Recalls

There are currently 5 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

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

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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