Looking at the 2011 Chevrolet HHR


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Reports have delivered that the high-performance models of the SS type vehicles are no longer part of the lineup making up the 2011 Chevrolet HHR.

HHR stands for “Heritage High Roof”, and it’s a compact wagon with a front-wheel drive that’s designed after the 1950 Suburbans by Chevrolet as an inspiration.

2011 Chevrolet HHR Looking at the 2011 Chevrolet HHR

Generally, the Chevy’s HHR vehicles are designed to have a seating capacity of 5 passengers, but there are a few that have different seating capacities. For instance, there’s a Chevy Panel model that has 2 seats – a version mainly aimed at business type car owners.

There are two trim levels for the Non-panel type models, namely the (1) LS trim level and the (2) 1LT trim level. Panels only come in the LS trim level only.

All HHR models have 4-cylinder engine that runs on 155 hp and 2.2 liters. The 1LT trim level HHRs, on the other hand, can have as an optional a 4-cylinder 2.4 liter engine with 155 hp. It’s important to note, however, that both engines can be made to run using E85 blended ethanol fuel.

As mentioned before, the SS models that had high-performance specs are no longer available since the model year of 2011.

As for the vehicle’s transmissions, there’s only one standard and one optional for all cases. The manual 5 speed transmission is the standard equip, while the automatic 4 speed counterpart is optional.

Aside from the airbags placed on the curtain-side of the vehicle, an antilock brake system (ABS), antiskid system, and traction control comprise of the HHR’s available safety features.

There’s an optional package that’s for the 1LT trim level HHRs. It’s the 2LTpackage which features a couple of added functions. The package comes with an engine that’s 2.4-literm 17-inch wheels (chrome), an exterior trim specific to the model, a sport suspension, and an uplevel sound system. Optional to the package is a rearview camera.

Experts subjected the 1LT 2.4 HHR with the standard manual transmission to a test drive. It netted a total score of 66, which is much better if you take it alongside the usual 57.7 average that most compact cars get from the same test.

Thanks to its ingenious makeup, the HHR can really accommodate lots of cargo room. This caught the eye of the testers, making it the model’s best feature. The HHR thus gets a Cargo Room rating of 8.

Next highest rating to that, unsurprisingly, is the HHR’s overall value as a competing model within its own class. It gets a rating of 7.

Also important to note is the fact that the HHR did not have any below average rating (or below 5) at any of the other parts of the expert drive tests, making it a well-rounded vehicle in its own respect.

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