As the competition for boxy crossovers with tall roofs heats up, the 2010 Chevrolet HHR has a wide range of rivals now.
The PT Cruiser is also a versatile people/cargo hauler and has more useful passenger space than the HHR, but the Chrysler can’t match the HHR’s performance with the SS edition.
Base versions of the PT Cruiser ride and handle better than the HHR, however.
The Jeep Patriot is a little bit smaller overall, yet it offers all-wheel drive and its interior feels roomier; it's an ideal choice for city folks who want a lot of utility but will stay on-road.
The Scion xB is also a direct rival to the HHR, but it targets a more youthful, urban buyer.
Like the HHR, the xB isn’t as roomy inside for passengers as one might expect.
The Honda Element remains one of the best choices for those who have a lot of stuff to haul, though its small rear-hinged back doors aren't quite as friendly for backseat passengers.
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|21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility Vehicles||Small Station Wagon||Subcompact|
|FWD 4-Door LS||2WD 5-Door Automatic LX||FWD 4-Door Sport||5-Door Wagon Manual (GS)||4-Door Wagon|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||Sport Utility||4 Door Wagon||Small Station Wagon|
|Manual||Automatic w/OD||Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD|