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Compare 2009 Chevrolet HHR vs 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser

2009 Chevrolet HHR
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
HHR FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $17,877 $18,720
HHR FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $19,787 $20,720
HHR FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 30 $19,787 $20,720
HHR FWD 4-Door Panel LS 22 32 $18,173 $19,030
HHR FWD 4-Door Panel LT w/1LT 22 32 $20,083 $21,030
HHR FWD 4-Door Panel LT w/2LT 22 30 $20,083 $21,030
HHR FWD 4-Door Panel SS 21 29 $24,003 $25,135
HHR FWD 4-Door SS 21 29 $23,698 $24,815
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2-Door Conv
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
PT Cruiser 2-Door Conv 21 26 $17,346 $18,430
PT Cruiser 4-Door Wgn 21 26 $15,033 $15,970
PT Cruiser 4-Door Wgn Limited 18 24 $21,899 $23,515
PT Cruiser 4-Door Wgn Touring 19 24 $18,504 $19,785
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,877
$17,346
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,720
$18,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$312 / month
$307 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Chevrolet HHR is a great urban runabout for small-business owners with frequent cargo hauls. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 42.0
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.4 84.3
Front Hip Room (in)
50.1 49.6
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 40.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
50.6 41.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 53.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 36.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
62.5 60.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.7 58.2
Wheelbase (in)
103.6 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 67.1
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
176.2 168.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.2 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.7 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.8 x 1.7 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.0 11 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.2 15.0
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QDB TP1
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QDB TP1
Front Tire Size
P215/55R16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3155 3303
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 510
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 4800 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LE8 EDZ
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.4L/148
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6100 150 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.00
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 2.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 1.57
Trans Order Code
MM5 DFF
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 2.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet HHR Chrysler PT Cruiser
Body Style
Hatchback 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut-Type Macpherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Twist beam
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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