Compare 2011 Chevrolet HHR vs 2011 Honda Element

2011 Chevrolet HHR
2011 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
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2WD 5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 20 25 $19,388 $20,825
4WD 5-Door LX 19 24 $20,547 $22,075
2WD 5-Door EX 20 25 $21,344 $22,935
4WD 5-Door EX 19 24 $22,504 $24,185
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,971
$19,388
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,720
$20,825
Monthly Payment Estimate
$312 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Chevrolet HHR stands out with its retro exterior, but it's lackluster in most other respects. If you need to haul stuff more than people, and don't want to part with maneuverability and fuel-efficiency, the 2011 Honda Element is a great choice.
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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
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.8 x 1.7 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.0 11.1 x - TBD -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.2 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Variable electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 34.9
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QDB - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/55R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QDB - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3155 3515
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 440
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 105
Engine
Fuel System
SFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 4800 161 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LE8 NA
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6100 166 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.78
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.08
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.56
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet HHR Honda Element
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
strut-type w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-independent Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
torsion beam w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- --
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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