Used 2007 Chevrolet HHR Wagon
Chevrolet HHR Wagon
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While some dismiss the HHR as little more than a PT Cruiser clone, in truth the two vehicles appeal to very different audiences. Where the PT seems to pull in Baby Boomers and Gen X males, the HHR speaks to today's young drivers; kids who like to customize their cars with extreme paint jobs and sound systems requiring a small atomic plant to power them. By itself, the HHR is a slick piece of work, a practical wagon version of the Cobalt sedan disguised as a hip retro mini Suburban. Though smaller than it appears in pictures, the HHR is nevertheless a versatile and fun-to-drive vehicle as equally suited to small families as it is to hip singles.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you like your retro style backed with substance, the functional, comfortable and eager HHR will satisfy you beyond its intriguing looks.
You May Not Like This Car If...
While the HHR is indeed versatile, it's still based on a small-car platform. So if you've got big stuff to haul - or just a lot of stuff - you might need a larger vehicle.
What's New for 2007
The 2.2-liter and 2.4-liter engines see a slight bump in horsepower, and ebony is added to the short interior color list.
One of the best things you can say about a vehicle is that it handles like a smaller car and rides like a bigger one. Such is the case with the HHR. With its raised seating position and truck-like attitude, you might not expect the HHR to handle like the small car it really is. It's just as surprising out on the highway, where it's smooth for its size and notably quiet. Even when outfitted with the base engine and four-speed automatic transmission, the HHR still feels adequately motivated, although throttle response is a bit slow and the electrically-assisted power steering feels vague and somewhat disconnected.
HHRs equipped with automatic transmissions include a remote start feature that lets you start heating or cooling the cabin before you even set foot outside your home.
Audio Input Jack
A front-mounted auxiliary input jack makes it easy to connect any MP3 player or other audio source to the HHR's sound system.
Unlike the retro-on-retro PT Cruiser, the Chevy HHR features thoroughly modern interior styling. Tasteful chrome rings and accents combine with pleasing buttons and knobs in a contemporary interior that looks and feels like nothing from the automaker's past. While there's at least as much plastic as you'd expect, it's artfully crafted style is less intrusive than in many of the cars in its price range. The HHR also treats its occupants to notably comfortable seats. Versatility is definitely one of the car's strong suits, with features like a front passenger seat that folds down to accommodate longer items and a cargo floor that hides a shallow storage bin and also lifts to create a two-tier load area.
Featuring a retro design heavily inspired by Chevy's own 1949 Suburban, the HHR plays the stylized delivery wagon to the PT Cruiser's boulevard prowler. This bodes well for the HHR, considering the proven appeal of the utilitarian Scion xB. Up front, a towering hood is fronted by a big chrome grille. Working toward the rear, flared fenders, rounded corners and circular taillights work in concert to strengthen the HHR's link with the past. As was the case when the PT Cruiser was first introduced, it's easy to imagine the HHR to be a much bigger vehicle from its pictures.
Notable Standard Equipment
The HHR LS wagon includes a 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine, five-speed manual transmission, air conditioning, AM/FM/CD sound system with auxiliary input jack, power windows/locks/mirrors, remote keyless entry, cruise control, 16-inch covered steel wheels, trip computer and front airbags. The LT1 trim adds an MP3/CD player, eight-way power driver's seat with lumbar support, 16-inch alloy wheels and satin chrome exterior accents. The LT2 trim adds the 2.4-liter engine, FE3 Sport suspension, 17-inch wheels, 260-watt Pioneer sound system, fog lights and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
Notable Optional Equipment
Features that will take you beyond base sticker price include a more powerful 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, four-speed automatic transmission, leather seating, heated front seats, power driver's seat, stiffer suspension, power moonroof, 260-watt sound system with subwoofer, in-dash six-disc changer, MP3 compatibility, XM Satellite Radio, remote start (standard with automatic transmission), 16- or 17-inch wheels and OnStar. Optional safety equipment includes two-row side-curtain airbags, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS) and traction control.
Under the Hood
While more aggressive drivers will be best served by the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine mated to the five-speed manual transmission, none of the HHR's powertrain combinations felt the least bit anemic. Both the 2.2-liter and 2.4-liter engines are louder than one might expect, especially at full throttle. Vibration and harshness, however, are well in line with other small four-cylinder engines from Ford, Chrysler and Hyundai.
2.2-liter in-line 4
149 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
152 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/30 (manual), 23/30 (automatic)
2.4-liter in-line 4
175 horsepower @ 6200 rpm
165 lb.-ft. of torque @ 5000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/30 (manual), 23/30 (automatic)
The 2006 Chevrolet HHR LS has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $16,390, while the LT trim starts at $17,410. As the competition is plentiful, be sure to shop and compare using Fair Purchase Prices, which reflect current real-world selling prices. In terms of resale value, we expect the Chevy HHR to hold its value slightly better than the aging PT Cruiser, but not as well as some of its Japanese competitors, such as the Scion xB and Toyota Matrix.
Chevrolet HHR Consumer Reviews
July 30, 2018
Sturdy body design, great engine, suspension fair
A very sturdy basic design for a small GM car. Fits and finish excellent. 185K miles and standard maintenance only. 30mpg and no oil...
January 16, 2018
With 320,000 miles and still going strong, I am now experiencing faults with the vehicle add ons, such as the power steering motor and...
July 03, 2017
very reliable and fun to drive with Classic looks.
Future Classic! Under valued...
April 26, 2017
This car just keeps running, very few problems.
I have put a lot of miles on this car and have really enjoyed it. Its suprising how much you can fit in it when you need to. Having the...
April 04, 2017
Wife loves it!
The only serious issue was the ignition key assembly. Fixed on time at 0. Having only the key on the fob was no inconvenience. Car went...
January 31, 2017
Just love this little car!
The 2007 HHR is so fun to drive, so reliable, and economical. The only thing at all that I would change is the center console - I would...
December 17, 2016
Got It A Week Ago
After checking out three cars at one dealer, finding something wrong with each of them, I found my HHR LT, at a dealer, just south of...
November 28, 2016
Great car would buy again
Great car, I wish they still made them so I could buy again.
October 25, 2016
It's been a good, useful economy car
I bought it late in 2007, It's been a good car. It's a 5 speed stick shift, and I've never gotten below 32 mile per gallon and...
August 07, 2016
Trouble free for 5+ years
I have not owned a chevy since 1982. I had a real lemon and swore never again a Chevy. I was very hesitant to buy my HHR. I am glad I...