Chevrolet HHR

Chevrolet HHR

About Chevrolet HHR

While some dismiss the 2011 Chevrolet HHR as little more than a PT Cruiser clone, in truth the two vehicles appeal to very different audiences. Where the PT once pulled in Baby Boomers and Gen X males, the HHR speaks to today's young drivers who like to customize their cars with extreme paint jobs and near-deafening sound systems. And, since Chrysler has now officially announced the death of the PT Cruiser, the HHR stands alone in the quasi-retro American panel truck field. There's even a cool Panel version with windowless side panels and side cargo doors. 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.

2011 Chevrolet HHR
What's new for 2011?
2011 Chevrolet HHR

Two new paint colors are added to the HHR's exterior color choices, and a one-year paid subscription to XM Satellite Radio is added to the My Link package. The sporty SS trim has been dropped from the line.

2010 Chevrolet HHR
What's new for 2010?
2010 Chevrolet HHR

Three new paint colors are added to the HHR's exterior color choices as is a new rear view camera option (late introduction).

2009 Chevrolet HHR
What's new for 2009?
2009 Chevrolet HHR

A new turbocharged SS model is added to the lineup and is available in both regular and panel van versions. The 2.2-liter engine receives variable valve timing and bump up in horsepower, while both the 2.2-liter and 2.4-liter engines are made E85 Flex-Fuel compatible. New available features include a rear backup camera and Bluetooth cell phone connectivity.

2008 Chevrolet HHR
What's new for 2008?
2008 Chevrolet HHR

The LT trim now offers StabiliTrak stability control, while Chevrolet makes OnStar standard equipment on all 2008 HHR models. A new, five-passenger HHR model is available with solid rear quarter panels in place of the usual glass.

2007 Chevrolet HHR
What's new for 2007?
2007 Chevrolet HHR

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.

Consumer Reviews

Trouble free for 5+ years

By on Sunday, August 7, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 94,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "very dependable, and good MPG"

Cons: "AC causes a slower acceleration than I prefer"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"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 broke my pledge, the HHR has been trouble free for 5 years of happy driving.I have had no repairs other than wear items ( brakes tires battery) There are of course some things that could be designed better but cars are a compromise. They have to sell it at a price that people will pay and the manufacturer makes money. I would go buy another but it seems it is not made anymore. I wish it was. I probably will keep it going till it becomes cost prohibitive or I find a similar car."

19 people out of 19 found this review helpful

This car just keeps running, very few problems.

By on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 227,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Very reliable, great price, fold town seats"

Cons: "little cup holder space up front"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"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 ability to fold down the seats really helps. Aside from regular maintenance (tires, brakes, shocks, struts) I have done very little to this car. I opted to put some snow tires on mine for the winter and it had no problems getting through snow. My dad also owns one that has 100,000 miles on it and had the same experience, and my sister has another one with 150,000 miles and she has also had the same experience."

10 people out of 10 found this review helpful

It's been a good, useful economy car

By on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 66,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "fun to drive, quick, handles good, gas mileage"

Cons: "componets all locked to the computer"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"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 sometimes as high as 42 miles per gallon. With 66K on it, it still reliably gets 32 mpg. The only repairs I've done on it were a front wheel bearing started whining at 33,000 miles. Someone superglued my gas cap on, and I had to replace it. I put a pair of Windsheild wipers on it last year. And it's about due for a front brake job. The reason I didn't give it a 10 on reliability an Quality is, The computer started messing up a year ago. The radio on sends sound out of one speaker, and the warning bells and beeps no longer work. (such as the seat belt reminder) I've been told by Chevy dealers that these issues are caused by the computer."

10 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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