2008 Chevrolet HHR  -  $17,370


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $17,370
Base Invoice: $16,450
Destination Charge: $640
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr LS
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 21 | Hwy: 30
Body Style: FWD 4dr LS
Transmission: Transmission, 5-speed manual
Engine: Engine, ECOTEC 2.2L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder SFI (149 hp [111.1 kW] @ 5600 rpm, 152 lb-ft of torque [205.2 N-m] @ 4200 rpm)

Pros

Retro styling; flexible interior configuration; fuel efficient cargo mover.


Model Highlights

Chevrolet's HHR debuted in 2006 to much enthusiasm among entry-level car buyers, selling over 100,000 units in its first year. The attention-grabbing style continues in 2008, 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 the most unique vehicle in Chevrolet's lineup.

The front-wheel drive platform is borrowed from the Cobalt; however, the HHR is aimed at those looking for more style and more cargo room than the Cobalt provides.

HHR stands for "Heritage High Roof," and it is the high roof that provides ample interior headroom and generous cargo volume. Combined with a very configurable interior, including removable rear seats and a fold-flat front passenger seat, means the HHR is a very versatile passenger and cargo hauler. Captain's style seating allows good visibility and SUV appeal.

The base LS comes with the 2.2L engine and five-speed manual transmission, which can be upgraded to a four-speed automatic. The interior is generously equipped with standard power windows and door locks, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, and cruise control. Remote vehicle start is available, as are antilock brakes with traction control. Music fans can opt for a seven-speaker Pioneer premium sound system.

The up-level LT trim adds an additional $1,000 to the sticker price, as well as 16-inch aluminum wheels, power mirrors, a power driver's seat, and an MP3 capable stereo with automatic volume control and an equalizer. The 2.4L engine, which puts out 172 horsepower and 167 lb-ft of torque, is only available on the LT trim as a $650 option.

The $2,395 2LT Preferred Equipment Package available on the LT trim includes a Pioneer speaker system, leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel, fog lamps, chrome appearance package, 17-inch aluminum wheels, ABS brakes, StabiliTrak, the 2.4L engine, sport suspension, and traction control.

New for 2008 is the performance oriented SS model. Equipped with the same 2.0L turbo four that propels the Solstice GXP and Sky Redline, the SS promises to have plenty of verve. In addition to the hot engine, the HHR SS has four disc brakes, a stiffer suspension, 18-inch alloys, StabiliTrak, a rear spoiler, and fog lights. Inside, high-bolster seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel keep up with the performance theme.

Upgraded wheels, audio systems, and comfort features are available across the model range, allowing buyers to choose their level of customization.

For those looking to haul more goods than people, the HHR can be ordered in a panel configuration. It deletes the rear doors, rear windows, and rear seat, allowing users to stuff 55.6 cubic feet of cargo into the vehicle.


Model News

For 2008, Chevrolet has introduced an SS version of the HHR. The SS receives the 2.0L Ecotec Turbo engine that should be good for around 260 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the SS receives a performance tuned suspension, rear disc brakes, bolstered seats, a rear spoiler, and 18-inch polished aluminum wheels. A limited-slip differential is optional.

The rest of the model line-up remains mostly unchanged, though OnStar is now standard on all trim levels.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Chevy HHR offers sport utility seating and cargo carrying capability on a small-car platform. The base 2.2L Ecotec engine achieves 30 mpg on the highway regardless of transmission. The 2.4L engine upgrade provides 23 more horsepower for $650 and achieves 28 mpg on the highway with either transmission. Even the SS trim manages 29 mpg highway with manual transmission and 28 mpg highway with the automatic, while delivering an exciting ride.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 MPG

Cruising Range - City
336.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
480.00 mi

Engine Order Code
L61

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.2L/134

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
149 @ 5600

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
152 @ 4200

Trans Order Code
MM5

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.38

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.76

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.17

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.4 qts

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
97.4 ft³

Front Head Room
39.6 in

Front Leg Room
40.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.5 in

Front Hip Room
50.1 in

Second Head Room
39.0 in

Second Leg Room
39.5 in

Second Shoulder Room
52.7 in

Second Hip Room
50.6 in

Wheelbase
103.5 in

Length, Overall
176.2 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.1 in

Height, Overall
63.1 in

Track Width, Front
58.7 in

Track Width, Rear
58.7 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.3 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
57.7 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3004 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
strut-type

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
torsion beam

Front Tire Order Code
QDB

Rear Tire Order Code
QDB

Front Tire Size
P215/55R16

Rear Tire Size
P215/55R16

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Variable electric

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36 ft

Brake Type
Power

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.65 x 1.02 in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
9.84 x 1.7 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.0 gal

Total Option Weight
8.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V444000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 03, 2008

Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Potential Number of Units Affected
296422

Summary
GM IS RECALLING 296,422 MY 2006-2008 CHEVROLET HHR VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201, 'OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT." THE DOOR ON THE STORAGE BIN IN THE TOP CENTER OF THE INSTRUMENT PANEL FAILED TO REMAIN CLOSED AS REQUIRED.

Consequence
THIS STANDARD SPECIFIES PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS TO PROVIDE HEAD IMPACT PROTECTION FOR OCCUPANTS.

OWNERS WILL RECEIVE A LATCH REINFORCEMENT ALONG WITH INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS OR THEY CAN HAVE THEIR DEALER INSTALL THE LATCH REINFORCEMENT FOR THEM. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, OR GO TO MYGMLINK AT HTTP://WWW.GM.COM/RECALL.

GM RECALL NO. 08157. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V171000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 10, 2014

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
2,191,014

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, 2006-2011 Chevrolet HHR, 2007-2010 Pontiac G5, 2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice, 2003-2007 Saturn Ion, and 2007-2010 Saturn Sky vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the key can be removed from the ignition when the ignition is not in the "Off" position.

Consequence
If the key can be removed from the ignition when the ignition is not in the "off" position, the vehicle could roll away: (a) for an automatic transmission, if the transmission is not in the "Park" position; or (b) for a manual transmission, if the parking brake is not engaged and the transmission is not in the "Reverse" position. This potential for rollaway increases the risk for a crash and occupant or pedestrian injuries.

General Motors will notify owners, and for vehicles that were built with the defective ignition cylinder and have not previously had the ignition cylinder replaced with the redesigned part, dealers will replace the ignition cylinder and cut and, if necessary, re-learn two ignition/door keys for each vehicle. For vehicles that were built with the redesigned ignition cylinder or had the ignition cylinder replaced with the redesigned part, dealers will cut and, if necessary, re-learn two ignition/door keys for each vehicle. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Chevrolet owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-222-1020, Pontiac owners at 1-800-762-2737, and Saturn owners at 1-800-553-6000. General Motors' number for this recall is 14113 for the ignition lock cylinder and key replacement, and 14133 for only key replacements. Note: Until a vehicle has been remedied, owners and operators are advised that when exiting, to be sure that the vehicle is in "Park," o...

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

Engine, ECOTEC 2.2L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder SFI (149 hp [111.1 kW] @ 5600 rpm, 152 lb-ft of torque [205.2 N-m] @ 4200 rpm)

Transmission, 5-speed manual

Front wheel drive

Battery rundown protection

Suspension, Touring

Steering, electric-variable

Brakes, front disc/rear drum

Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) steel with full bolt-on wheel covers

Tires, P215/55R16, all-season, blackwall

Daytime Running Lamps

Glass, deep-tinted second row doors, quarter windows and rear

Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, Black

Wipers, front intermittent, speed-sensitive

Wiper, rear

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player seek-and-scan, digital clock and auxiliary input jack

Audio system feature, 6-speaker system

Seats, front bucket with cloth includes 60/40 split-folding rear seat

Cargo net, commercial (Requires a Fleet or Government order type.)

Seats, front bucket with cloth, 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)

Seat, front passenger flat-folding seatback

Console, floor with rear and dual front cup holders

Floor mats, carpeted front and rear

Steering wheel, urethane with mounted Driver Information Center and cruise controls

Steering column, tilt

Driver Information Center, includes Oil Life Monitor

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Windows, power, include driver Express-Down

Door locks, power

Remote Keyless Entry

Cruise control

Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III+

Air conditioning

Defogger, rear-window electric

Power outlets, 2 auxiliary, 1 front and 1 rear

Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with compass display

Glovebox, auxiliary

Map pocket, driver seatback

Cargo mat, carpeted rear (Retail order types only)

OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist and Remote Horn & Lights (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details. Not available with a ship-to of Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.)

Air bags, frontal, driver and right front passenger (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)

Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger, height-adjustable

Door locks, rear child security

LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND AND VERMONT STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA OR RHODE ISLAND
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
ENGINE, ECOTEC 2.2L DOHC 16-VALVE 4-CYLINDER SFI
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 5-SPEED MANUAL
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC
$1,000

 
LS PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
WHEELS, 16" (40.6 CM) STEEL
$0

 
WHEELS, 16" (40.6 CM) FASCIA SPOKE, PAINTED STERLING SILVER
$195

 
TIRES, P215/55R16, ALL-SEASON, BLACKWALL
$0

 
SANDSTONE METALLIC
$0

 
IMPERIAL BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
BLUE FLASH METALLIC
$295

 
BLACK
$0

 
SUMMIT WHITE
$0

 
SUNBURST ORANGE II METALLIC
$0

 
SILVERSTONE METALLIC
$0

 
VICTORY RED
$0

 
DARK GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
CARDINAL RED METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKET WITH CLOTH
$0

 
GRAY, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
EBONY, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CAHSMERE, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH CD PLAYER
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH CD PLAYER
$195

 
REMOTE VEHICLE STARTER SYSTEM
$150

 
TRACTION CONTROL, ALL-SPEED
$0

 
ENHANCED SAFETY PACKAGE
$795

 
LIMITED PERSONALIZATION OPTION, HHR APPEARANCE PACKAGE
$699

 
AIR BAGS, HEAD CURTAIN SIDE-IMPACT, FRONT AND REAR OUTBOARD SEATING POSITIONS
$0

 
MIRROR, INSIDE REARVIEW MANUAL DAY/NIGHT
$0

 
REAR QUARTER PANEL
$195

 
CARGO MAT, CARPETED REAR
$45

 
RUNNING BOARDS, COLOR-KEYED TO EXTERIOR
$445

 
SMOKER'S PACKAGE
$40

 
ENHANCED SOUND PACKAGE
$495

 
AUDIO SYSTEM FEATURE, PIONEER PREMIUM 7-SPEAKER SYSTEM
$0

 
XM SATELLITE RADIO.
$0

 
SINGLE SMOKE STRIPE
$95

 
SINGLE SILVER STRIPE
$95

 
DOUBLE SMOKE/SMOKE STRIPE
$95

 
DOUBLE SILVER/SILVER STRIPE
$95

 
LICENSE PLATE FRONT MOUNTING PACKAGE
$0

 
SIDE RAILS, ROOF-MOUNTED
$150

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$75

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

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