Compare 2009 Chevrolet HHR vs 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser vs 2010 Kia Soul

2009 Chevrolet HHR
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2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser
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2010 Kia Soul
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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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4-Door Wgn
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
PT Cruiser 4-Door Wgn 21 26 $16,950 $18,000
PT Cruiser 4-Door Wgn Limited 18 24 $22,939 $24,510
PT Cruiser 4-Door Wgn Touring 19 24 $19,508 $20,780
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5-Door Wgn Automatic !
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic ! 24 30 $17,300 $18,195
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic + 24 30 $15,550 $16,195
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic Sport 24 30 $17,300 $18,195
Soul 5-Door Wgn Manual 26 31 $13,040 $13,300
Soul 5-Door Wgn Manual ! 24 30 $16,350 $17,195
Soul 5-Door Wgn Manual + 24 30 $14,590 $15,195
Soul 5-Door Wgn Manual Sport 24 30 $16,350 $17,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,877
$16,950
$17,300
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,720
$18,000
$18,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$312 / month
$300 / month
$303 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
6.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Chevrolet HHR is a great urban runabout for small-business owners with frequent cargo hauls. There's no more convertible, but if you want to be seen, the 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser still lends some novelty to everyday driving. Fun, fun, fun: Kia tries a little Soul on for size, and it fits.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 26 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Subcompact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 53.6 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.6 42.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.4 98.8 102
Front Hip Room (in)
50.1 49.6 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 40.9 39
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.2 40.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
50.6 41.1 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 53.8 55.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 39.5 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
62.5 63.0 63.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.7 58.2 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.6 103.0 100.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 67.1 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 58.3 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.5 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
176.2 168.9 161.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.2 - TBD - 53.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.7 - TBD - 19.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.8 x 1.7 8.97 x 1.57 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.0 11 x 0.9 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.2 15.0 12.7
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-and-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 - TBD - 2.81
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 18.1 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 36.7 34.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QDB TNC - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R16 P195/65R15 P225/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
QDB TNC - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/55R16 P195/65R15 P225/45R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3155 3070 2820
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0 18 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0 18 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 - TBD - 6.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 510 550
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 4800 165 @ 4000 137 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
LE8 EDZ - TBD -
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.4L/148 2.0L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6100 150 @ 5200 142 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 26 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 23 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.36 1.00
Trans Type
5 5 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.81 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.42 2.48
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 1.96 1.55
Trans Order Code
MM5 DD5 - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.94 4.37
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.97 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.55 2.92
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet HHR Chrysler PT Cruiser Kia Soul
Body Style
Hatchback Small Station Wagon 5dr Wgn
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut-Type Macpherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Twist beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6 7.2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- - 7.2

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