The Chevrolet HHR is a four-door wagon or a two-seat panel. Both the four-door and the Panel come in front wheel drive and in three trim levels: LS, LT and SS. The LS or base model comes with 16-inch steel wheels, air-conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, a fold-flat front passenger seat, full power accessories and a six-speaker CD stereo with MP3 playback and an auxiliary audio jack. In addition, it comes with two package options the L1 and L2.
The L1, includes upgraded 16-inch wheels and an eight-way power driver seat. The L2, includes 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, exterior chrome accents, color-keyed running boards, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, Bluetooth connectivity and a premium audio system with a subwoofer. The SS, comes similar to the L2 but with 18-inch wheels and a sport suspension.
The base and midlevel HHRs come with a 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine 149 hp and 152 pound-feet of torque. Optional on the base and middle level is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder generating 175 horses and 167 lb-ft of torque. Both come with five-speed manual transmission or available four-speed automatic. The SS comes with a 2.0-liter 260 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque and the standard five-speed manual.
EPA fuel economy for the base is 21 mpg city/30 highway. The middle level is pushing a 20/28/24 rating. SS models are surprisingly fuel efficient given the extra performance, having a 21/29/24 rating.