2008 Chevrolet HHR Overview

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Trims

LS
Avg. Price: $8,836
LT1
Avg. Price: $10,506
LT2
Avg. Price: $10,802
Panel LS
Avg. Price: $8,591
Panel LT
Avg. Price: $10,318
SS
Avg. Price: $13,040

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Based on 26 reviews

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 — for two years had just our 350z and jaguar s to drive and use but interior room, fuel economy always just become to much of problem as well as needing a vehicle to go fishing with that i am not afraid... Read More
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 — Over the years I have owned and drivin full sized trucks, suv's, and cars, including classic -powerful muscle automobiles. If it's domestic, I've probably driven / owned it. The HHR Panel model is ha... Read More
Fun, Utilitarian, Comfy, Economical by Buh
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2008 Chevrolet HHR Overview

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2008 Chevrolet HHR

The Chevrolet HHR is a relatively new option in the growing compact wagon segment, joining models like Chrysler PT Cruiser, Mazda 3, Toyota Matrix and Pontiac Vibe.  With the HHR, Chevy has attempted to recapture the bold look of early American trucks - a design which offers above average cargo capacity, passenger room, and visibility. There are no significant changes for 2008, but it is rumored that Chevy may add an SS trim later in the year.

For now, there are five HHRs to choose from, configured through two trim levels and two body styles.  The base trim is the LS, which includes full power accessories, 16-inch wheels, air-conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, a six-speaker CD audio system, an MP3 auxiliary jack, and a flat-folding front passenger seat.  The upper level LT trim is further divided into two subgroups.  The 1LT package adds an eight-way power driver seat, an upgraded MP3-compatible sound system and alloy wheels. The 2LT Enhanced Package includes those items, plus 17-inch wheels, a seven-speaker Pioneer sound system, fog lamps and additional chrome exterior trim.  The upper level 2LT also rides upon a firmer suspension system.  

The HHR is available as a four-door wagon or a panel van.  The Panel van is available in both the LS and LT trims, and includes uniques features like chrome exterior accents, windowless side panels, remote-operated dual rear cargo doors, load floor storage compartments, and a rear 40-amp power outlet.  Optional equipment includes leather upholstery, heated seats, an in-dash CD changer, satellite radio, a sunroof, and OnStar.

There are two engine options  for the HHR.  The base level LS houses a 2.2 liter four cylinder engine, which provides 149 horsepower and 152 pound-feet of torque.  The 2LT comes with a 2.4 liter version of the four-cylinder, which generates 175 horsepower and 165 pound-feet of torque.  This larger engine is optional on the 1LT trim.  Buyers may choose between a five-speed manual or an optional four-speed automatic transmission.

Owners and reviewers have cited ride quality as the HHR's top feature.  The suspension system adequately cushions the interior from road intrusions, and a well-insulated cabin is shielded from most wind and engine noise. Unfortunately, the compact wagon falls short in most of the other performance categories.  The HHR's steering is unresponsive, and the soft suspension limits aggressive driving considerably.  Test drivers have reported that even the larger four-cylinder engine lacks low-end power, but acceleration is tolerable through the higher gears.

Inside, the HHR offers comfortable seating in both the front and rear quarters, 25 cubic feet of luggage space to boot.  Overall cargo capacity is an impressive 63 cubic feet.  Visibility is outstanding in all directions, but the interior is hurt by the inclusion of some lower quality plastics.  Fuel economy is also a strong selling point: the 2.2 liter engine has an EPA estimate of 23/30 mpg with the automatic transmission.

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Chevrolet HHR Questions

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2008 Chevy Hhr Cruise Control Quit Working, With A Check Engine Light Comin...

2008 HHR Cruise control quit working & check engine light came on. Took it to shop & they reset the ECM which solved the problem for the 1ST time the engine was started. On the 2nd time it was started...

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I Took A Picture Of The Item You Asked For And I Tried To Download Using Yo...

I loaded everything out on your website about my car including multiple pics........you left me a message to take a picture of a water bottle on my hood to verify who I am...or something.....anyway I ...

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ginnis07
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Brake Light Stays On Even After Brake Light Switch Was Replaced

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robleathers
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2008 Hhr Radio Flashing And No Out Put

my 2008 HHR stock Radio is Flashing and wont play any outputat all or shut off by the power button...does it need to be replaced

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cptbill2008
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Location Of Oil Filter Hhr Tl1

I can't find the oil filter on my hhr. I change the oil myself

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