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2011 Chevrolet HHR Consumer Reviews

4.4
Average based on 34 reviews
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Great value for milage,comfort,quality,ride,cargo.

by from Dayton, Oh on February 6, 2011

Really good value for smaller high milage suv. Lots of room for passengers and/or cargo. Comfortable ride and drive. Plenty of good options available, and standard package is well equipted. On highway...
Really good value for smaller high milage suv. Lots of room for passengers and/or cargo. Comfortable ride and drive. Plenty of good options available, and standard package is well equipted. On highway set speed at 65 - 70 mph and enjoy 32 - 35 mpg. Around town it loves to coast and if driven conservatively will easily average 24 - 26 mpg. Great vehicle for just about anything you want it to do, especially with high gas prices.
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GM Built That?!

by from Boston, MA on August 2, 2011

I'm generally pretty down on GM vehicles, but I have to say that this was an impressive value for the suggested price. I've driven other GM cars like the Malibu and Camero and felt that they just didn...
I'm generally pretty down on GM vehicles, but I have to say that this was an impressive value for the suggested price. I've driven other GM cars like the Malibu and Camero and felt that they just didn't live up to the hype. But the HHR was noticeably different. I rented an HHR in Salt Lake City and drove it about 700 miles in Utah and Idaho, much of it highway driving at 75 or 80 mph (the speed limits are 75 in many places). The vehicle tested had about 3000 miles on it. The mileage was decent (30+); the performance was decent; the handling was decent (it wasn't that usual mushy feel that I tend to associate with GM vehicles). The construction didn't feel "cheap". The cruise control worked very well and kept a tight leash on the speed, even at 75+ mph. The "information" readouts (mileage, tire pressure, cruise range, etc.) were helpful and easy to navigate. The instrument panel was laid out well. I might ding it a little for having a fairly small tachometer, but that's minor. I didn't use the bluetooth option (it was only a rental), but I was impressed that it had this. Sunroof? Check. It's a little thing, but I liked the flip up compartment up on the top of the dashboard. It was a good place to store your sunglasses, maps, etc., yet still accessible while keeping your eyes on the road. The driver's seat was comfortable and provided good lumbar and back support. Driver's armrest? Check. Split rear seat with a decent amount of cargo space? Check. Reasonable cup holders? Check. Honestly, I never thought I'd say this, but when it comes time to replace my Civic, I will think seriously of the HHR.
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best value suv

by from manahawkin NJ on May 2, 2011

I do not understand why this car is not liked more,I have just bought my 2nd HHR.The 1st stripped,2nd loaded,It is the best value in the market.29 mpg to Fla and back to NJ.The ride is not that of a s...
I do not understand why this car is not liked more,I have just bought my 2nd HHR.The 1st stripped,2nd loaded,It is the best value in the market.29 mpg to Fla and back to NJ.The ride is not that of a small car,and 2.4 engine performance is exceptional,but the 2.2 is great too.For me the style is different then the rest,and retro look stands out from other suv s.I love the sports handling and tight ride.Only neg is low winsheld. Jim
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Well Made Auto

by from Lavon, TX on June 25, 2012

I must say that the 2011 HHR is a practical and reliable automobile. Previously, I owned a 2010 Forte which I was quite happy with until my spouse totaled it. As for comfort, it is a definite step up....
I must say that the 2011 HHR is a practical and reliable automobile. Previously, I owned a 2010 Forte which I was quite happy with until my spouse totaled it. As for comfort, it is a definite step up. The ride is quite good. I go over railroad tracks and barely feel them anymore. If you like performance, it fits the bill but the gas mileage is not as good as the KIA Forte but the ride tends to cancel that out. It can sit two people comfortably in the back and if there is a small or skinny person, he/she could make that three in the back. The car is ideal for cargo not only b/c of the room but you can use shelves in the cargo area. Overall, a good car.
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Brought the FUN back to driving

by from Western MD on February 11, 2012

We've had our HHR for 6 months now and I still enjoy driving it every time I get in. Gets a lot better mileage than what I'm used to in my 4x4 - and that's the reason we bought it. It's my wife's dail...
We've had our HHR for 6 months now and I still enjoy driving it every time I get in. Gets a lot better mileage than what I'm used to in my 4x4 - and that's the reason we bought it. It's my wife's daily driver and our outlay for fuel has dropped dramatically! At 6'2", I still have plenty of room. The engine in ours (Ecotech 2.4L) has plenty of power without making the mileage suffer. I love the room on the inside - although I think I'd make a few adjustments in the materials used. Yep, the fun is back in driving, thanks to the HHR!
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A P Colo

by from Cathedral City, CA on March 5, 2012

I liked my 2008, until someone decided to "total it". I went out to get a new one, only to find GM quit making them, so I got a 2011 with as low mileage as possible. I am totally happy with this unit.
I liked my 2008, until someone decided to "total it". I went out to get a new one, only to find GM quit making them, so I got a 2011 with as low mileage as possible. I am totally happy with this unit.
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Get an HHR LT2 LOADED,YOU'LL LOVE IT

by from SAN RAMON,CALIF. on January 6, 2012

Just retired 25 years mgmt car rental industry..i've driven them all!!Before retirement drove a LT2 San Fran to LA return..30mpg, ride like mid-size,leather very comfortable.. Nov 2011 purchaced a 201...
Just retired 25 years mgmt car rental industry..i've driven them all!!Before retirement drove a LT2 San Fran to LA return..30mpg, ride like mid-size,leather very comfortable.. Nov 2011 purchaced a 2011 LT2,LOADED leather.heated seats the works! At first wife thought looked like 'little hearse" now loves it. If you're serious look for the LT2 2.4 2011 last production year .mine is white..lottsa chrome and tons of aftermarket goodies available
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Small Utility Vehicle

by from Santa Maria, CA on November 8, 2011

I own a small "Handyman" business and the cost of gas had me looking for something smaller than an 8 cylinder panel van. I saw the HHR Panel being used as a parts runner and was intrigued. I am glad I...
I own a small "Handyman" business and the cost of gas had me looking for something smaller than an 8 cylinder panel van. I saw the HHR Panel being used as a parts runner and was intrigued. I am glad I made the investment. The panel has plenty of room for the small jobs I do and the additional ladder rack makes hauling my equipment easy. Having three doors with which to load and unload is a plus. The retro style gives my business a classy look. The styling obstructs the vision to some extent but with practice, the mirrors do an adequate job. Its fun to drive and I get around 21 MPG City even with the ladder rack. Sorry GM decided to discontinue this unique vehicle.
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Sporty and Reliable

by from Warsaw, MO on May 29, 2012

My 2011 HHR has been a pleasant surprise. I purchased it for the practicality of gas mileage, but have found that I enjoy the really comfortable and sporty styling also. It is different enough to be u...
My 2011 HHR has been a pleasant surprise. I purchased it for the practicality of gas mileage, but have found that I enjoy the really comfortable and sporty styling also. It is different enough to be unique, but not weird. There are a couple of things to learn (blind spots), but once you master it, it's a really cool, economical car. Love it!
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HHR 2 lt

by from St. Louis, MO on March 3, 2012

Just picked up my black metal flake HHR. The 2lt looks great with the chrome wheels mirrors etc. The color in the sun is a blast, the flake makes it look like dark gray. I am 6ft 2 and have found a co...
Just picked up my black metal flake HHR. The 2lt looks great with the chrome wheels mirrors etc. The color in the sun is a blast, the flake makes it look like dark gray. I am 6ft 2 and have found a comfort spot while driving so I will be good but I need to get rid of the left foot dead pedal seems to get in the way. Will write more later when I have had a chance to learn all the functions. lt.
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