With the discontinuation of the Chrysler PT Cruiser, the Scion xB remains the strongest rival to the HHR; While the xB grew a lot larger with its last full redesign a few years ago, it's not particularly roomy inside either, but the xB's design prioritizes passenger comfort over cargo—the opposite of the HHR.
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.
And the Honda Element, which will be discontinued after this model year, 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.
|2011 Chevrolet HHR||2011 Honda Element||2011 Jeep Patriot||2011 Scion xB|
|$18,720Browse Used Listings||$20,825Browse Used Listings||$15,995Browse Used Listings||$16,000Browse Used Listings|
|22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility Vehicles||Small Station Wagon|
|FWD 4-Door LS||2WD 5-Door LX||FWD 4-Door Sport||5-Door Wagon Manual (Natl)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||4 Door Wagon|