About This Vehicle
Retro styling; flexible interior configuration; fuel efficient cargo mover, FlexFuel-capable
The Chevrolet HHR receives several substantial updates for 2009. Both the 2.2L and 2.4L Ecotec engines are now FlexFuel E85 compatible, which means they'll take gasoline or an 85% ethanol/gas blend. Also, like the 2.4, the 2.2 is now equipped with variable valve timing (VVT), which improves engine performance and efficiency. The 2.2L engine's horsepower output increases from 149 hp to 155...
The 2009 Chevy HHR offers sport utility seating and cargo carrying capabilities on a small-car platform. The 155-hp base 2.2L Ecotec engine achieves 32 mpg on the highway, while the 2.4L engine upgrade provides 23 more horsepower and achieves 28 mpg on the highway. Even the 260-hp turbocharged SS manages 29 mpg highway with manual transmission and 28 mpg highway with the automatic transmission.
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 2009, 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 one of the most unique looking vehicle in...