Chevrolet's HHR debuted in 2006 to much enthusiasm, selling over 100,000 units in its first year. The attention-grabbing style continues in 2011, featuring a big chrome grille and a long, smoothly curved hood reminiscent of Chevy's 1949 Suburban. The rear tailgate is framed by two small, round taillights, making the HHR one of the most unique looking vehicle in Chevrolet's lineup.
The HHR's front wheel drive platform is borrowed from the Chevy Cobalt, yet is aimed at those looking for more style and greater cargo room than the Cobalt provides.
The base LS and the 1LT come with a 2.2L inline 4-cylinder engine making 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. The 2LT upgrade comes with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, which makes 172 horsepower and 167 pound-feet of torque. The standard 5-speed manual transmission can be upgraded to a 4-speed automatic on all trims.
The base LS comes with standard 16-inch wheels and many common standard features, such as cruise control, air conditioning, power doors and windows. Floor mats, luggage rack, MP3 player and remote engine start are some of the options available on the base LS.
The LT trim adds a power driver's seat and cargo net over the LS. Available options for the LT include steering wheel controls, a leather wrapped steering wheel, leather seats, heated front seats and power lumbar support.
The 2LT trim, which increases the price by about $1,700, adds a sport-tuned suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, premium sound system, fog lamps, steering wheel controls, wireless cell phone hookup and chrome 17-inch wheels.
Standard safety features on all HHRs include StabiliTrak stability control, 4-wheel ABS, a full array of airbags front and back and a tire pressure monitoring system.
Upgraded wheels, audio systems and a variety of comfort and luxury features are available across the model range, allowing buyers to choose their level of customization. Running boards are standard on the 2LT, optional on 1LT and LS. A sliding sunroof/moonroof is optional on LTs.
Engine, ECOTEC 2.2L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder SFI (E85) includes (E85) FlexFuel (gas ethanol) capability, uses gasoline or E85 fuel (155 hp [115.6 kW] @ 6100 rpm, 150 lb-ft of torque [202.5 N-m] @ 4800 rpm)
Transmission, 5-speed manual
Front wheel drive
Battery rundown protection
GVWR, 4240 lbs. (1923 kg)
Steering, electric power, speed-sensitive
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, front disc/rear drum
Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) steel with full bolt-on wheel covers
Tires, P215/55R16, all-season, blackwall
Tire sealant and inflator kit in place of spare tire
Glass, deep-tint second row doors, quarter windows and rear
Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, Black
Wipers, front intermittent, speed-sensitive
Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, TheftLock, auxiliary input jack and 36 cross-band presets
Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
XM Radio is standard on nearly all 2011 GM models and includes 3 months of trial service. Get over 170 channels, including: commercial-free music, sports, news, talk, entertainment, comedy, family and kids' channels, and much more. With XM's incredible range of programming, everything worth listening to is on XM (Requires a subscription sold separately by XM after the first 90 days. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and District of Columbia. Visit gm.xmradio.com for details.)
Seats, front bucket includes 60/40 split-folding rear seat
Seat adjuster, driver 6-way manual (fore/aft, height and recline) and 4-way manual front passenger (fore/aft and recline)
Cloth seat trim
Seat, front passenger flat-folding seatback
Console, floor with rear and 3 front cup holders
Steering wheel, urethane with mounted Driver Information Center and cruise controls
Steering column, tilt
Instrumentation with speedometer, fuel gauge, tachometer and Driver Information Center with outside temperature, warning messages and programmable menu features
Windows, power, include driver Express-Down
Door locks, power
Remote Keyless Entry
Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III+
Air conditioning, with air filtration
Defogger, rear-window electric
Power outlets, 2 auxiliary, 1 front and 1 rear
Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
Map pocket, driver seatback
Traction control, all-speed, full function
StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system
Daytime Running Lamps
Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and front passenger with infant only suppression (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
Air bags, head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat outboard occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. See the Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download (requires navigation radio) and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling. (Not available with a ship-to of Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
Automatic Crash Response (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
Stolen Vehicle Assistance (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
Door locks, rear child security
LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats