2011 Chevy HHR Review by automobile.com

Review

The 2011 Chevrolet HHR is a beautiful car that has managed to provide excellent quality at an affordable price. With two different available styles, wonderful exterior features and interior features, and amazing driving style, there is no doubt that the 2011 Chevrolet HHR is a reasonable car. The 2011 Chevrolet HHR has a city fuel economy of 22 miles to the gallon. As far as the highway fuel economy is concerned, the Chevrolet HHR can handle thirty miles to the gallon. The MSRP price for the 2011 Chevrolet HHR runs between $18,720 and $19,720.

Performance

There are three different available engines that you have to choose from. The base option has 155 horsepower and has torque power of 150. The engine is a 2.2-liter I-4 engine that can run on E85 fuel. The second engine option has a horsepower of 172 and a torque power of 167. It is a 2.4-liter I-4 engine that can run on E85 fuel. The 2.0 liter turbocharged engine with 260 horsepower is expected to be the high performance version. These engines have a one thousand pound towing capacity.

You can choose between two available transmissions. Your first transmission is a four speed automatic with overdrive. Your second transmission is a five speed manual with overdrive. The five speed manual transmission is the standard transmission while the four speed automatic is optional.

Specifications

The 2011 Chevrolet HHR has these specs:

  • Pricing: Pricing for the 2011 HHR is not likely to increase much from its current price of $18,720 MSRP and invoice of $17,971. A seven passenger vehicle is likely to cost more. More details on pricing will become available as its release approaches.
  • Fuel economy: 22 mpg city/30 mpg highway is expected from the new HHR. This is a slight change from the current model, which gets 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway.
  • Engine: The 2011 model offers three different engine choices: a 2.2-liter, 155 horsepower model, a 2.4-liter, 172 horsepower engine, and a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine with 260 horsepower.
  • Acceleration: 0-60 time in about 8.4 seconds for the 2.4-liter engine and 6.3 seconds for the turbocharged 2.0-liter. The 2.2-liter engine should take a little bit longer to accelerate.
  • Car safety features: Current safety features continue on into 2011. These include antilock brakes, stability control, and side curtain airbags. Side impact airbags are available as an option in the current model year. OnStar with one year of service should be standard.
  • Warranty: basic three year, 36,000 mile warranty; five year, 100,000 mile powertrain and roadside assistance warranties; six year, 100,000 mile corrosion warranty.

Ride Quality

Even though the driving specs make the 2011 Chevrolet HHR seem wonderful, there is no doubt that there are a few pros and cons that many people have been arguing about. For example, many people believe that the windshield pillars seem to limit a driver’s visibility. Others think that there is only a limited amount of comfort I the backseat. In addition, there is no telescoping steering wheel. However, there are many different advantages to owning a 2011 Chevrolet HHR. For example, the ride quality and handling of this car is very dependable. Other great features include the feel of the brake pedals, the optional iPod and USB hookup, the available cargo room, and the standard stability system.

Exterior

You can choose between two available styles. The Sport Utility LS runs at $18,720. The Sport Utility LT runs at $19,720. The exterior features of the 2011 Chevrolet HHR include a high roof design, two new metallic paint colors, standard sixteen-inch wheels, and flared fenders. The sixteen-inch wheels are on base trims. If the wheels are on higher trims, you might receive standard seventeen-inch wheels. The two new metallic paint colors are mocha steel and black granite.

Interior

Interior features include standard air conditioning, a standard CD stereo, and a keyless entry. In addition, a person can hold up to five passengers in the 2011 Chevrolet HHR. The front passenger seat can lay completely flat. You can also enjoy an optional moon roof if you so desire. In addition, there is the option of heated leather front seats. Although these things are optional, the price that you pay for the car may very well be worth it. When combined with the safety features, you might have an enjoyable and reliable car on your hands.