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.

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

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

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