Compare 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser vs 2009 Chevrolet HHR

2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser
2009 Chevrolet HHR
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4-Door Wagon
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 21 26 $15,033 $15,970
2-Door Convertible 21 26 $17,346 $18,430
4-Door Wagon Touring 19 24 $18,504 $19,785
4-Door Wagon Limited 18 24 $21,899 $23,515
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $17,877 $18,720
FWD 4-Door Panel LS 22 32 $18,173 $19,030
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $19,787 $20,720
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 30 $19,787 $20,720
FWD 4-Door Panel LT w/1LT 22 32 $20,083 $21,030
FWD 4-Door Panel LT w/2LT 22 30 $20,083 $21,030
FWD 4-Door SS 21 29 $23,698 $24,815
FWD 4-Door Panel SS 21 29 $24,003 $25,135
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,033
$17,877
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,970
$18,720
Monthly Payment Estimate
$266 / month
$312 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible gets the axe midway through 2008, so if you want one, act quickly, but the wagon is here if you need flexible utility with retro flair. The 2009 Chevrolet HHR is a great urban runabout for small-business owners with frequent cargo hauls.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
41.1 50.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 53.5
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 39.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 52.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.6
Front Hip Room (in)
49.6 50.1
Second Leg Room (in)
40.9 39.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.8 97.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
168.9 176.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
63.0 62.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.2 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
103.0 103.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 58.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - 57.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 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)
- TBD - 25.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.97 x 1.57 9.8 x 1.7
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 x 0.9 11.7 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 16.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 36.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TNC QDB
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P215/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TNC QDB
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P215/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3070 3155
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
510 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4000 150 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
EDZ LE8
Displacement
2.4L/148 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5200 155 @ 6100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 32
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 26
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.02
Trans Order Code
DD5 MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.58
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.35
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Small Station Wagon Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Chrysler PT Cruiser Chevrolet HHR
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Macpherson Strut Strut-Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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