Compare 2010 Chevrolet HHR vs 2010 Honda Element

2010 Chevrolet HHR
2010 Honda Element
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $17,971 $18,720
FWD 4-Door Panel LS 22 32 $18,268 $19,030
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $18,931 $19,720
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 30 $18,931 $19,720
FWD 4-Door Panel LT w/1LT 22 32 $19,228 $20,030
FWD 4-Door Panel LT w/2LT 22 30 $19,228 $20,030
FWD 4-Door SS 21 29 $25,204 $26,255
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2WD 5-Door Automatic LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door Automatic LX 20 25 $19,109 $20,525
4WD 5-Door Automatic LX 19 24 $20,269 $21,775
2WD 5-Door Automatic EX 20 25 $21,066 $22,635
4WD 5-Door Automatic EX 19 24 $22,225 $23,885
2WD 5-Door Automatic SC 20 25 $22,629 $24,320
2WD 5-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 20 25 $22,643 $24,335
4WD 5-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 19 24 $23,802 $25,585
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,971
$19,109
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,720
$20,525
Monthly Payment Estimate
$312 / month
$342 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Chevrolet HHR has love-it-or-hate-it styling, but it should appeal to those who want good cargo capability in an economical ride. Ideally suited for a wide range of users with the common need to haul stuff, the 2010 Honda Element is a surprising fun and fuel-efficient.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 38.0
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 52.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
50.1 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 43.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.4 103.6
Second Hip Room (in)
50.6 47.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
176.2 169.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
63.1 70.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.7 62.3
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 101.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 71.6
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 62.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.7 74.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.2 25.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 38.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 46.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 66.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.1 x – TBD –
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.84 x 1.7 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x 1.02 11.1 x – TBD –
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 34.9
Steering Type
Variable electric Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.26
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/55R16 P215/70SR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QDB NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R16 P215/70SR16
Rear Tire Order Code
QDB NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3013 3515
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6100 166 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 4800 161 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LE8 NA
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.57
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.76 1.61
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.08
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet HHR Honda Element
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-independent Compact
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
torsion beam Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Control-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
strut-type MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 8.5

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