For real performance, the 2010 Chevrolet HHR SS trim is the only choice. Its turbocharged 2.0-liter engine is the only truly capable powerplant in the lineup, and the fact that it’s the...
For real performance, the 2010 Chevrolet HHR SS trim is the only choice. Its turbocharged 2.0-liter engine is the only truly capable powerplant in the lineup, and the fact that it’s the only trim to come with antilock four-wheel disc brakes is almost laughable. From the outside, foglights, 18-inch alloys, a rear spoiler, and the sport suspension should immediately distinguish the SS from other HHR trims.
Convenience features are also amped up for the SS trim, including a leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel with controls for the AM/FM/CD/MP3 player with satellite radio, one year of OnStar, and BlueTooth, as well as an iPod adapter. Power “everything” now includes a sunroof as well as windows, mirrors, and door locks. Upholstery remains cloth, strangely, but the front buckets come with 8-way power and a fold-flat feature for the driver and passenger seats, alternatively. The rear is a split-folding unit. Remote keyless entry, cruise control, air conditioning, an automatically dimming rearview mirror, compass, and a center console are all standard, along with rear privacy glass and a cargo cover. Intermittent front wipers are joined by a rear wiper/washer unit.
Additional safety features include traction control, dual front and curtain-side airbags, a tire pressure monitor, daytime running lights, and a theft-deterrent system.