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Performance pretty unremarkable—barely adequate in most respects—though the 2011 Chevrolet HHR 2LT handles a bit better.
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PERFORMANCE | 5 out of 10

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very noticeable shifting, as the gear ratios are all pretty far apart

decent around-town go, but highway passing and hill climbs can feel labored
Consumer Guide

Even the base model has adequate power for most people's needs

just average, somewhat numb-ish, but it gets down the road
Motor Trend

The 2011 Chevrolet HHR offers a choice of two different four-cylinder engines: a 2.2-liter or a 2.4-liter, along with a standard five-speed manual transmission or optional four-speed automatic comes with either engine on this front-wheel-drive vehicle. LS and 1LT models get the 2.2, while the 2.4 is optional on 1LT and standard on 2LT.

With the smaller engine making 155 horsepower and the larger producing 172 hp, there's really not much of a difference between the two mills, and there's no reason to step up a trim level for it. In either case, the HHR functions reasonably well with an automatic transmission, even though it's an old-tech four-speed.

The overall driving experience in the 2011 HHR is benign and unexciting. The suspension is soft, so it's not very nimble for tight corners or quick maneuvers, but the HHR 2LT includes a sport-tuned suspension that brings a better sense of responsiveness without sacrificing too much ride quality. The electric power steering in the HHR is a disappointment; it's just too light and imprecise.


Performance pretty unremarkable—barely adequate in most respects—though the 2011 Chevrolet HHR 2LT handles a bit better.

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