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2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Wagon FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$18,275
26 listings nationwide

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2011 Chevrolet HHR
1LT FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$5,294
124 listings nationwide
6 GREAT deals
19 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Wagon FWD
Rob Feeman Review:

Chrysler says it decided to extend production of the PT Cruiser into 2...

The Good: Fans of the uniquely designed PT Cruiser can rejoice, as Chrysler exte...

The Bad: Chrysler streamlined the PT Cruiser lineup to a single trim for 2010, ...

2011 Chevrolet HHR
1LT FWD
Michael Perkins Review:

If you’ve always wanted an HHR, this is very literally your last chanc...

The Good: The 2011 Chevrolet HHR is stylish, comfortable, and roomy - an interes...

The Bad: Sadly, retro styling has become passé again, and with the deletion of ...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Wagon FWD
40
2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Wagon FWDReview:

Fun To Drive — Sporty and stylish vehicle. Lots of extra features that are for safety and comfort. Ease of handlin...

writes:
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2010 Kia Soul Shadow Dragon Special Edition worse.
"its epic what can i say"
Would Buy Ranked 2010 Kia Soul Shadow Dragon Special Edition worse.
"it suck please i want to slay it if you own this go die and fester slowly"
25
writes:
Power Ranked 2010 Chevrolet HHR 2LT Panel FWD better.
"I believe it is the size of the engine"
Handling Ranked 2010 Chevrolet HHR 2LT Panel FWD better.
"The front suspension was designed by the same person that designed the PTs, having owned the PT first the HHR is by far better"
Looks/Style Ranked 2010 Chevrolet HHR 2LT Panel FWD better.
"I have had My HHR lowered 2s with softer rubber tires and as one person said it corners like it was on tracks, I could not find anyone who could lower ny PTs"
Front Seats Ranked 2010 Chevrolet HHR 2LT Panel FWD better.
"its more like a race car seat holds you in the seat in hard conering"
Back Seats Ranked 2010 Chevrolet HHR 2LT Panel FWD worse.
"The HHR Panel has no back seats, which is thew main reason I purchased it, if the PT had a panel I would give it a try"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2010 Chevrolet HHR 2LT Panel FWD better.
"the HHR is designed to haul stuff, the PT is not"
Family Car Ranked 2010 Chevrolet HHR 2LT Panel FWD worse.
"the PT has a back seat, the HHR Panel does not "
Value Ranked 2010 Chevrolet HHR 2LT Panel FWD better.
"comes stock with so much more features"
Would Buy Ranked 2010 Chevrolet HHR 2LT Panel FWD better.
"Actually I own a 2010 HHR Panel but if GM decides to bring them back I would buy it"
2011 Chevrolet HHR
1LT FWD
20
writes:
Didnt like the one I drove as well, mechanically , as the Scion.
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2015 Scion xB better.
"more square build."
Family Car Ranked 2015 Scion xB better.
"More space, better value."
writes:
Owned 2008 HHR, loved it so searched until I could find a newer model w low miles & more options.
665
2011 Chevrolet HHR 1LT FWDReview:

Good For The Price — Update on the Chevy HHR Previously, I had written a review on my 2011 HHR at 40k. Well, now up to...

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

Specs

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Wagon FWD
2011 Chevrolet HHR
1LT FWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
22 MPG
22 MPG
22 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
30 MPG
30 MPG
30 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15 gal 16 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power
150 hp @ 5,100 RPM
155 hp @ 6,100 RPM
172 hp @ 5,800 RPM
172 hp @ 5,800 RPM
155 hp @ 6,100 RPM
Torque
165 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
150 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
167 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
167 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
150 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
10:1
10.4:1
10.4:1
10:1
Displacement
2,400 cc
2,200 cc
2,400 cc
2,400 cc
2,200 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.44 in x 3.98 in
3.39 in x 3.72 in
3.46 in x 3.85 in
3.46 in x 3.85 in
3.39 in x 3.72 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags -- Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 4 stars --
Front Passenger 4 stars --
Side Driver 4 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 5 stars --
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Optional
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Optional
CD Changer Optional --
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Optional Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 40.6 in 40.6 in
Back Legroom 40.9 in 39.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 21.6 cu ft 25.2 cu ft
Standard Payload -- 900 lbs
Maximum Payload -- 900 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 168.9 in 176.2 in
Width 67.1 in 69.1 in
Height 63 in 63.1 in
Wheelbase 103 in 103.5 in

Available Options

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Wagon FWD
2011 Chevrolet HHR
1LT FWD

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