2011 Chevrolet HHR

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$18,720

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2011 Chevrolet HHR
2011 Chevrolet HHR

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Ride quality and handling
  • Optional iPod/USB connectivity
  • Brake pedal feel
  • Cargo room

The bad:

  • Wide windshield pillars limit visibility
  • Marginal backseat comfort
  • No telescoping steering wheel
  • Some panel-fit issues in cabin

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2011 Chevrolet HHR trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Available backup camera
  • Unique appearance
  • Standard fold-flat passenger seat
  • Choice of four-cylinder engines
  • Standard stability system

2011 Chevrolet HHR review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
The HHR small wagon is also available as a Panel wagon. The HHR flaunts a tall stance, like Chrysler’s PT Cruiser. In addition to the PT Cruiser, competitors include hatchbacks like the Dodge Caliber and Scion xB.

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New for 2011
There are no significant changes for 2011.

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. Exterior features include:

  • 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 metallic paint colors: Mocha Steel and Black Granite

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
Two engines are offered in the HHR. The base 2.2-liter four-cylinder produces 155 horsepower and 150 pounds-feet of torque. The optional 2.4-liter four-cylinder generates 172 hp and 167 pounds-feet of torque. Both are flex-fuel engines capable of running on gasoline or a blend of up to 85 percent ethanol, which slightly boosts horsepower for both engines. Mechanical features include:

  • Front-wheel drive
  • Five-speed manual transmission standard
  • Four-speed automatic transmission optional
  • 1,000-pound towing capacity

Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Electronic stability system
  • Traction control
  • Optional backup camera

HHR Panel
The HHR panel version is aimed at commercial uses. The rear seats are deleted for maximum storage capability, and the rear side windows are covered with body-colored steel inserts. 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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 4.1
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

I Love this car

This car has great mileage good pickup even if it is a 4...The only thing that I do not like about this car is changing headlights...really what the heck from outside and move wheel away from an access panel?

5.0

Very economic and perfect for traveling

I like this car because it is very comfortable for traveling very economic on gas. It has letter seats. The AC works perfectly. I highly recommend

5.0

2011 HHR is best car I have had

My 2011 HHR is the best car. We love it.we get 37 mpg on hwy 28 mpg in the City I keep my car oil changed as it needs it. Never used oil. Great car. . It was worth the money

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
36 months/36,000 miles
Powertrain
60 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/100,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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