The 2008 Chevrolet HHR is an interesting SUV – it gets retro 40’s styling cues with a mix of modern-day design thrown in, including plenty of cargo space (with convenient grocery hooks and split-folding rear seats), as well as a quiet, smooth ride. The HHR also boasts decent EPA estimates in the 22 City/30 Highway range. The HHR comes equipped with a 149 horsepower 2.2-liter gas-powered inline 4-cylinder engine, with 152 lb.-ft of torque. Luxury amenities include air conditioning, cruise control, power accessories, heated lumbar seats, and AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio.Read more Read less
For 2008, Chevrolet has introduced an SS version of the HHR. The SS receives the 2.0L Ecotec Turbo engine that should be good for around 260 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the SS receives a performance tuned suspension, rear disc brakes, bolstered seats, a rear spoiler, and 18-inch polished aluminum wheels. A limited-slip differential is optional. The rest of the model line-up remains mostly unchanged, though OnStar is now standard on all trim levels.
Retro styling; flexible interior configuration; fuel efficient cargo mover.
The 2008 Chevy HHR offers sport utility seating and cargo carrying capability on a small-car platform. The base 2.2L Ecotec engine achieves 30 mpg on the highway regardless of transmission. The 2.4L engine upgrade provides 23 more horsepower for $650 and achieves 28 mpg on the highway with either transmission. Even the SS trim manages 29 mpg highway with manual transmission and 28 mpg highway with the automatic, while delivering an exciting ride.