The Chevrolet HHR receives several substantial updates for 2009. Both the 2.2L and 2.4L Ecotec engines are now FlexFuel E85 compatible, which means they'll take gasoline or an 85% ethanol/gas blend. Also, like the 2.4, the 2.2 is now equipped with variable valve timing (VVT), which improves engine performance and efficiency. The 2.2L engine's horsepower output increases from 149 hp to 155 hp, while highway mileage rating increases from 30 mpg to a claimed 32 mpg. The HHR Panel is now available in SS trim, powered by the turbocharged 2.0L Ecotec 4-cylinder. New standard equipment on all HHRs includes XM satellite radio, an AM/FM/CD stereo with MP3 playback, StabiliTrak electronic stability control and traction control. LS and LT models get standard antilock brakes. Dual-stage driver and front passenger air bags with infant-only suppression are standard on LS and LT models, and Bluetooth handsfree interface is available. New colors include Silver Ice Metallic, Gold Mist Metallic, and Aqua Blue Metallic, while Sandstone Metallic, Sunburst Orange II Metallic, and Silverstone Metallic have been dropped.
Retro styling; flexible interior configuration; fuel efficient cargo mover, FlexFuel-capable
The 2009 Chevy HHR offers sport utility seating and cargo carrying capabilities on a small-car platform. The 155-hp base 2.2L Ecotec engine achieves 32 mpg on the highway, while the 2.4L engine upgrade provides 23 more horsepower and achieves 28 mpg on the highway. Even the 260-hp turbocharged SS manages 29 mpg highway with manual transmission and 28 mpg highway with the automatic transmission.
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