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2009 Chevrolet HHR
New Car Test Drive

Introduction
The Chevrolet HHR is a car-based retro-wagon that celebrates its Chevy heritage with styling inspired by the iconic 1949 Suburban. HHR stands for Heritage High Roof, a reference to the early high-roofed Suburbans and panel wagons that inspired its design.

Based on the same platform as the Chevrolet Cobalt, the HHR was first launched as a 2006 model. The HHR is similar in concept to the Chrysler PT Cruiser.

We found the Chevy HHR fun to drive. It isn't a sports car, but it's nimble and we were pleased with its acceleration. The HHR feels more responsive than its horsepower, torque, and transmission ratio numbers suggest. Plus, it gets decent fuel economy.

The HHR Panel Van features smooth, windowless side panels and side cargo doors with no handles. The cargo doors open via an instrument panel button. While it's plainer inside and provides seating for only two, the Panel best exemplifies the early Suburban heritage.

The HHR SS is the most fun to drive of the HHR models, launching quickly off the line and offering sharp handling. On an autocross circuit, we found the SS model handled like a sports car.

The HHR interior isn't as functional as we'd like, however, and the base cloth fabric left us wishing we'd ordered the optional leather.

The 2009 HHR is unchanged in any major way over the previous model, but there are numerous detail changes and upgrades. There is now an HHR Panel SS model. 2009 Chevy HHR SS models are available with an optional SS Performance Package, which includes Brembo four-piston front brake calipers and a limited-slip differential. Standard on all 2009 HHR models are XM Satellite Radio, anti-lock brakes, Stabilitrak vehicle stability control system with traction control, and roof-rail side-curtain airbags. The 2.2-liter engine delivers more power and better fuel economy for 2009, and there is E85 FlexFuel capability on the 2.2-liter and 2.4-liter engines. A back-up camera is available as an option, and there are a few other trim and convenience enhancements.

The 2009 Chevy HHR comes in two body styles, the four-door utility configuration with windows and back seats and the Panel truck with no side rear windows and no back seat. Each is available in LS, LT, and SS trim.

The standard engine is a 2.2-liter four-cylinder, rated at 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. A 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is optional, and included as standard with the 2LT trim; it's rated at 172 horsepower and 167 pound-feet of torque and delivers crisp, responsive performance. The SS version has a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 260 horsepower (250 with the automatic transmission) and 260 pound-feet of torque (233 with the automatic) and cranks out seriously invigorating performance. Each engine is available with a five-speed manual or an optional four-speed automatic transmission. Model Lineup
The 2009 Chevrolet HHR LS ($18,720) comes with air conditioning, power windows, power mirrors, power locks, cruise control, and a substantial level of standard features and equipment. Options for the LS include remote start, the automatic transmission ($1,000), running boards, a spoiler, and a variety of other factory and dealer-installed features and accessories.

The HHR LT ($20,720) adds remote start as standard, an eight-way power driver's seat, driver's lumbar support, and the availability of many more optional extras, including a Bright Chrome Appearance Package, which includes 16-inch chrome alloy wheels, and the Sun and Fun Edition, which includes sunroof and the 16-inch wheels.

The HHR 2LT adds the LT Equipment Group ($1,700), which includes the 2.4-liter engine, 17-inch chrome alloy wheels, fog lamps, running boards, FE3 sport suspension, Bluetooth connectivity, leather-wrapped steering wheel, auto-dimming mirror, and a Pioneer audio system with seven speakers and 260 watts.

The HHR SS ($24,815) adds the turbocharged engine, performance handling suspension, 18-inch polished alloy wheels, SS embroidered seats, a rear spoiler, and other items. Optional on the SS is the Performance Package ($895).

The HHR Panel comes in LS ($19,030), LT ($21,030), and SS ($25,135) versions. Options and prices for the Panel are the same as for the equivalent levels of the non-Panel versions.

Safety features include front airbags, front and rear side-curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, Stabilitrak electronic stability control with traction control, and tire-pressure monitoring. Walkaround
We like the retrospective styling of the Chevy HHR. The closest comparison is the Chrysler PT Cruiser, another retro-styled utility vehicle with good fuel efficiency.

The rounded nose of the HHR is not unlike Chevy's SSR, which also reflects the brand's truck heritage. The HHR's fenders are well defined, with flat side wheel-well openings contrasting favorably with the vehicle's many curved, contemporary sculpted surfaces. Front and rear bumpers and fog lamps are integrated into seamless fascia, with nostalgic integrated running boards. The flush glass all around, including the windshield, is a nice touch, as are the headlights surrounded by body panels in old school fashion. The taillamp treatment consists of two round vertically stacked lenses on each side. The large, prominent grille is chrome, (except on the SS model), and appears much like that of the 1949 Suburban.

Front and rear bumpers are molded from composite material, integrated as part of their respective fascia. The Chevy HHR offers a more traditional look than other vehicles in its competitive set. It provides lots of room and functionality without being boxy. When viewed from a distance, the HHR looks larger than it really is. Examined closely, it's compact. And you have to sit down into it upon entry and rise out of it when exiting.

The HHR Panel has no side windows and cargo doors in place of conventional rear doors. The cargo doors open wide, enabling cargo access from both sides of the vehicle, as well as from the rear liftgate. The cargo doors are smooth and don't have external handles; they are opened via a dashboard release button or the remote keyless entry fob. The large, continuous area created by the windowless cargo doors and rear panels is ideal for business logos, advertising or personalization. Side visibility is obviously limited due to the solid sides without windows; one must rely primarily on mirrors for backing maneuvers. The smooth, windowless sides on the Panel give it a cleaner, retro, more hot rod look than the standard models. The lack of windows adds security for contents inside.

The HHR SS sits lower than its stable mates, but sports extended front and rear fascias that give it the appearance of riding much lower. The front fascia features an air-dam design with integrated fog lights, and the grille comes with mesh-style upper and lower grille inserts. The new rear fascia provides a cutout for a single bright exhaust tip. Rocker moldings somewhat resemble accentuated running boards. Out back, a rear spoiler is mounted above the rear glass. Body-color door handles, mirror caps and the rear license plate surround, along with SS badging on the front doors and liftgate, further differentiate the SS from the others. Interior
Inside, the Chevy HHR provides, for the most part, comfortable and functional surroundings. Included are durable, easy-to-clean cargo surfaces, a front passenger seat that folds flat for more cargo space, a 60/40 split/fold-flat second-row seat, and a multi-position cargo package tray in the rear that provides cargo security.

Finding a comfortable seating position may require some effort; the problem seems to be with the contour of the seatback. Speaking of headroom, there isn't a lot of it, in spite of the high roof. Unless the seat is in its lowest position, you might find your head brushes the headliner, and the windshield header is low for taller drivers.

Cubby storage is limited. There's a handy flip-up compartment on top of the dash and a small glovebox. The rear provides one cupholder and small door pockets. The front-passenger seatback offers a tight storage net.

Side windows are controlled on the console by buttons located just ahead of the gear-shift lever, making them inconvenient to operate with ease; positioning them on the door would have been much better.

Second-row legroom is not particularly generous, and kids will definitely be more comfortable than adults. The rear seat, split 60/40, folds flat very easily, as does the front passenger seat, and, since the 60-percent side of the rear seat is on the left, a long item like a ladder can be slipped in diagonally, a nice feature. The rear cargo floor flips up to reveal a five-inch-deep tray useful for storage. The rear liftgate is one piece and raises easily.

The HHR Panel provides seating for two and a large, flat cargo floor with tie-down points to help hold things in place. The HHR Panel cargo area features a standard auxiliary power outlet, as well as a 40-amp auxiliary power connector to provide service for a variety of specialty equipment needs. Two large storage compartments, with a lockable option, are located forward under the cargo floor (in place of the rear seats of the passenger models). The compartments offer security for things such as computer equipment, flashlights, service manuals and other valuables.

The HHR SS features a special interior with SS-embroidered sport seats with inserts, a specific gauge cluster, an A-pillar-mounted turbo boost gauge and a new shifter arrangement. Three interior color combinations are available: Ebony, Light Gray and Victory Red. Driving Impressions
The Chevy HHR offers a choice of engines, all of which offer good fuel economy.

We like the optional 2.4-liter Ecotec engine. The Ecotec is an aluminum four-cylinder engine, with 16 valves, electronic fuel injection and variable valve timing. The 2.4-liter delivers 172 horsepower at 5800 rpm and 167 pound-feet of torque at 4500 rpm. The torque peak figure at such a high rpm suggests that the low-rpm pulling power might be weak, but quite to the contrary, it's not. Faced with a steep, slow hill, the HHR worked its way upward like a tractor, with no shifting-down or searching by the automatic transmission. This high-load, low-rpm driving is what many drivers demand, and the pulling power of the 2.4-liter engine is impressive.

The four-speed automatic works well. We liked the way the automatic could be easily manually downshifted, even though it doesn't feature a separate manual mode. And we liked how it held second gear going down steep and slow hills.

Acceleration is impressive. Merge onto a freeway, with the foot on the floor, and the HHR 2LT really scoots, making it a lot of fun. The 2.4-liter engine is quiet, thanks partly to specially laminated steel in the firewall. It's also fuel efficient.

The 2.4-liter gets an EPA-rated 22/28 mpg City/Highway. That's with either transmission. Premium fuel is recommended but not required. During one week in the HHR 2LT, we averaged 23.4 miles per gallon, as indicated by the digital display on the dash. That included mostly around-town driving, plus about 120 freeway miles with a full load of passengers and the cruise control set at 70. The HHR got slightly better mileage at that freeway pace than it did light-footed around town.

The best fuel economy comes from the base 2.2-liter engine, which gets an EPA-rated 22/30 mpg City/Highway.

Even the SS, with its 260-horsepower engine and manual transmission, delivers EPA ratings of 21/29, City/Highway.

The 2LT has a sport-tuned suspension with 17-inch aluminum wheels. There is no harshness to the ride around town, or over freeway bumps for that matter. The HHR is nimble, though the suspension shows its limitations when driven like a sports car. Chevrolet said it put a lot of time into the calibration of the rack-and-pinion steering with power assist, and we would say it feels just right around town.

Brakes are discs up front, drums in the rear, and have an easy feel. The SS has four-wheel discs. ABS is standard on all models.

The HHR SS features a 260-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged and intercooled Ecotec four-cylinder engine with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The SS rides on performance tires, mounted on 18-inch polished alloy wheels, and the FE5 performance suspension was tuned on the famous Nurburgring track in Germany. The suspension includes specific stabilizer bars, spring rates and shock absorber tuning, all of which were designed to complement the turbocharged powertrain.

We drove two SS models, one with a manual gearbox and Brembo brakes and the other with an automatic, in and around Phoenix as well as on an autocross course and the road course at Firebird International Raceway. In all cases, it handled everything thrown at it in superior fashion. It really gets going on acceleration, has very powerful brakes, handles as well as many sports cars, and at a bargain price, while managing to deliver remarkably good fuel economy. Our preference was for the manual gearbox and Brembo brakes. Summary
The Chevy HHR is a practical cruiser that lends itself to personalizing and customization. It is a nostalgic hauler for people who want something different, and who appreciate the classic looks of the 1949 Chevy Suburban. It's available with three different Ecotec engines, depending upon the model. It's not designed for off-road driving or even serious winter weather, however. Its 57.7 cubic feet of cargo space doesn't lead the class, but the fact that the seats may be folded flat increases the utility. In the end, it's all about styling preferences. Obviously, the HHR Panel is a lot roomier with its lack of rear seats.

NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent Sam Moses reported on the HHR from the Columbia River Valley; Arv Voss test drove the HHR SS around Phoenix and at Firebird International Raceway, and test drove the HHR Panel in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Model as tested
Chevrolet HHR LT ($20,720)
Basic Warranty
3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in
Ramos, Arizpe, Mexico
Destination charge
720
Gas guzzler tax
N/A
Base Price
18720
Price as tested
23890
Options as tested
LT Preferred Equipment Group ($1,700) includes sport suspension, 17-inch aluminum wheels, Stabilitrak, traction control, Pioneer seven-speaker sound system, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, bright exhaust, fog lights, running boards; power sunroof ($750)

Model Line Overview
Model lineup
Chevrolet HHR LS ($18,720); LT 1LT ($20,720); LT 2LT ($22,420); SS ($24,815); Panel LS ($19,030); Panel LT 1LT ($21,030); Panel LT 2LT ($22,730); Panel SS ($25,135)
Safety equipment (standard)
front airbags, side-curtain airbags, Stabilitrak electronic stability control system, tire-pressure monitoring system, anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Safety equipment (optional)
N/A
Engines
2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 with sequential multi-port fuel injection and variable valve timing.
Transmissions
four-speed automatic

Specifications as Tested
cloth upholstery, air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, cruise control, remote keyless entry, trip computer, tire-pressure monitoring system

Engine & Transmission
Engine
2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 with sequential multi-port fuel injection and variable valve timing.
Drivetrain type
front-wheel drive
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
172 @ 5800
Transmission
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy
22/28
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm)
N/A

Suspension
Brakes, front/rear
disc/drum with ABS
Suspension, front
independent, strut-type with stabilizer bar
Tires
P215/50R17
Suspension, rear
semi-independent, torsion beam with stabilizer bar

Accomodations
Seating capacity
5
Head/hip/leg room, middle
N/A
Head/hip/leg room, front
39.6/50.1/40.6
Head/hip/leg room, rear
39.0/50.6/39.5

Measurements
Fuel capacity
N/A
Trunk volume
57.7
Wheelbase
103.6
Length/width/height
176.2/69.1/62.5
Turning circle
37.7
Payload
N/A
Towing capacity
1000
Track, front/rear
58.7/58.7
Ground clearance
6.3
Curb weight
3208

2009 Chevrolet HHR
New Car Test Drive

Introduction
The Saturn Sky is a two-seat roadster designed to compete against the Mazda MX-5 Miata and other roadsters. Like the Miata, the Sky is relatively affordable when compared against the BMW Z4, Mercedes SLK, Porsche Boxster, Audi TT, and Honda S2000.

We think the Sky is well worth a look for anyone who wants a fun, two-seat cruiser that can drop the top and let the sun shine in. It doesn't have the agility of the Miata, but the Sky is a classic sports car with classic sports car running gear: rear-wheel drive, a fully independent suspension, powerful four-wheel disc brakes, high-performance tires, a double overhead-cam engine, and a manual gearbox.

Saturn's roadster is built on GM's worldwide Kappa platform, a rear-wheel-drive architecture shared with the Pontiac Solstice in the U.S. and the Opel GT in Europe. But while the Solstice is rounded and quietly muscular with relatively subtle surface decoration, the Sky is lean, sharp, aggressive and extroverted. Given their mechanical similarity, the two cars look remarkably different with dramatically different styling. The base Sky comes better equipped than the base-level Solstice.

The Sky comes with a choice of engines. The standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder is a sensible engine, while the Sky Red Line features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder boasting 260 horsepower. The Red Line also comes with special front and rear styling, high-performance tires, and a sports suspension.

Standard equipment includes StabiliTrak electronic stability control, a limited-slip differential, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power height adjuster for the driver's seat, and XM Satellite Radio.

Changes for 2009 are minor and include 18-inch wheels in three finishes, some new colors, and a new OnStar 8.0 that includes Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity.

Another benefit the Sky offers is Saturn's one-price, no-haggle car shopping and one of the best dealer networks in the country. Model Lineup
The 2009 Saturn Sky comes standard with a 173-hp 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine. The base Sky ($27,595) has air conditioning, power windows and door locks, power mirrors, fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver's seat, GM's Driver Information Center, OnStar, and a black cloth interior. The standard audio system is a six-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 unit with XM Satellite Radio, speed-compensated volume, automatic tone control, TheftLock and Radio Data System (RDS). Tires are 245/45VR18 Goodyear Eagle RSA all-season radials on 18-inch aluminum wheels.

The Sky Red Line ($31,905) packs a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine turbocharged to 260 horsepower, a performance-tuned suspension, 18-inch polished aluminum wheels, 245/45WR18 Goodyear Eagle F1 high-performance tires, unique treatment of the headlights, grille, and bumper, and dual polished exhaust outlets. Inside, the Red Line features metallic sill plates, stainless steel pedal covers, specific gauges, and a digital boost gauge integrated into the Driver Information Center.

Options include a six-CD changer ($295), a 225-watt, seven-speaker Monsoon sound system ($395), a decklid spoiler ($350), and 18-inch chrome wheels ($545-$795). Leather seating is available as part of a Premium Trim Package for the base model ($795), or as a stand-alone ($475) for the Red Line, and Sunburst Yellow paint costs extra ($195).

Safety features that come standard on all models include front and side air bags, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, OnStar emergency communications, StabiliTrak electronic stability control, and a tire-pressure monitor. Walkaround
The Saturn Sky looks more aggressive than the mechanically similar Pontiac Solstice. While the Solstice has a traditional Pontiac split grille and a nosepiece that rolls under gracefully, the Sky nosepiece is almost four inches longer and slathered with chrome, part of the latest Saturn design direction and consistent with the front-end design of the Saturn Aura sedan and Saturn Vue crossover.

The Sky nose looks like a boxer leading with his chin, but the overall effect is sporty, with sharp peaks on the tops of the front fenders and big forward-raked air outlets just behind the front wheels. Horizontal creases extend from the top and bottom of those outlets into the doors, the top crease lining up neatly with the cut line for the engine hood opening. We think it is these lines, combined with the way that the Sky's grille splits horizontally (rather than vertically, as on the Solstice) that make the Saturn look longer and flatter than the Solstice, more complex against the Pontiac's simple shape, more pressed-and-pleated rather than curvy and voluptuous.

The Sky's front lower fascia has unique styling elements, including functional brake cooling inlets and a mesh pattern in the lower grille that's said to improve air flow. Twin headrest nacelles just behind the cockpit (like the Solstice's) lead to a short rear end with small, attractive corner-mounted taillamps. Given the restrictions imposed by sharing the GM Kappa platform, we think it's a pretty successful design execution.

The Sky looks pretty cool with the top down, not so cool with the flying-buttress top up. Stowing the top requires popping the decklid with the key fob, which also unlocks the pins that hold down the two fabric extensions that attempt to smooth out the top's visual profile behind the rear window. Then you have to get out of the car, fold the top down into the cargo bay, push it down a couple of times until it is fully nested, then walk around to the back of the car and slam the decklid down with a good amount of force from the center of the lid so that both sides will lock down. This is in contrast to the simplicity of the Miata's top. The Saturn top features an insulating inner layer, but air leaks in between window glass and top seals on both sides of the car.

GM did a masterful job of designing the Sky to take advantage of parts and pieces from GM products around the world, including a set of bucket seats from a Mexican Chevrolet model, driveshaft and differential from the Cadillac CTS, a manual transmission from the Chevrolet Colorado, inner door panels from the Pontiac Solstice, and a glovebox door from the Chevy Cobalt, none of which should be of consequence to a prospective buyer because the designers and engineers have done such a good job of turning all those parts, with appropriate tweaks, into a Saturn Sky.

In short, the Saturn Sky is a very attractive sports car. Like many traditional roadsters before it, the Sky calls for some sympathy and understanding on the part of its owner. Interior
The interior of the Sky is its Achilles heel. While the dashboard and instrumentation are done well, the instruments themselves are set in hard-finished plastic with dramatic Piano Black shiny trim. The controls are all reachable and easy to use, but there is a lot of flash and reflection from the chrome rims on every knob and dial, and from shiny black trim.

Storage inside the cabin is limited. The glovebox is small, and there are no door pockets. The storage bin between the seats has an awkward push/twist lock instead of a simple pushbutton, and that bin doesn't hold much either. There are storage pockets on the back sides of the seat backs and storage nets on the rear wall, but the seatback latch is buried in the darkness and it's hard to use. In a new twist on cupholders, they are mounted between the seatbacks below the storage bin, which forces you to use your outside hand to set down or retrieve your drink, reaching across your body. Weird, but it works. Better yet, do all your drinking before or after the drive.

The bucket seats are comfortable enough for short runs, and offer good lateral support, but little thigh support for the long haul, and they don't have enough built-in adjustability for tall folks, limited by the short length of the cockpit. The seatback rake adjuster is a wheel, not a lever, and it is in a very tight space between the side of the seat and the door, nearly impossible to use with the doors closed.

Cargo room in the Sky is barely adequate for a single person's weekend getaway, let alone a couple's. There's only 5.4 cubic feet of space under the decklid with the top up, only 2.0 cubic feet with the top stowed, and the shape of the space is interrupted by a huge domed area in the center, so the space isn't conducive to anything but soft, pliable luggage that can be squished around to fit. Driving Impressions
The handling capability of the Saturn Sky is excellent. We've found the Sky wonderful fun on country roads. Saturn says it will make 0.9g cornering force on a skid pad, world-class for a car in this price class. The steering is accurate and nicely weighted. The ride quality is what you would expect from a short-wheelbase car with big, fat heavy tires and wheels; smooth and pleasant on good pavement, but harsh on railroad tracks and bad pavement. The Sky has a 53/47 front/rear weight balance and four large 245/45R18 tires.

The Ecotec engine that comes standard gets the job done but it isn't particularly sporting. The 2.4-liter Ecotec is undersquare (a bigger stroke than bore), with a very high power peak. That means you have to wind it up through the gears to have any fun with the car, and that produces loud, thrashy noises under the hood which we find not much fun to listen to shift after shift. Nor are we particularly fond of the low, raucous exhaust note. The engine, mounted longitudinally in the chassis and leaned over at a 10-degree angle, has electronic throttle control, variable valve timing and most of the other modern conveniences, but it just doesn't make enough power or torque down low in the engineƆs speed range, where you often need it. The clutch actuation was fine, and the fat little short-throw shifters in our test cars were smooth and slick with a little bit of notchiness here and there.

The more powerful, more firmly sprung Sky Red Line is much more fun to drive with its 2.0-liter turbocharged Ecotec four-cylinder. This engine delivers 260 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, the latter over a very flexible range of 2500-5250 rpm. Bore and stroke dimensions for the 2.0-liter are identical, so there's less harshness. And there's no turbo lag. The turbo rolls out its power in a smooth, linear fashion, with strong acceleration performance available over a wide range of engine speeds. We've found this engine far more willing for sporty driving than the 2.4-liter normally-aspirated engine in the standard model.

Best of all, the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine delivers significantly better highway mileage, rating 28 mpg Highway by the EPA. As with the base engine, premium fuel is recommended for maximum performance (but not required).

One of the attributes we like best about the Sky is its powerful, progressive braking, with very little play at the top of the pedal before deceleration starts. These are big disc brakes for such a small car, and they work very well and very consistently. Summary
The Saturn Sky is a nice cruiser. It looks cool and sporty and would be a good commuter car. It isn't the best choice for tall drivers and, as with any two-seat roadster, luggage space is at a premium. Buyers benefit from the Saturn dealer network. The Sky Red Line version features a free-revving turbocharged engine we've found more willing for spirited driving.

NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent Jim McCraw filed this report from Northern California.

Model as tested
Saturn Sky ($27,595)
Basic Warranty
3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in
Wilmington, Delaware
Destination charge
670
Gas guzzler tax
N/A
Base Price
27595
Price as tested
28955
Options as tested
Premium Trim Package ($795) includes leather seat inserts, leather-wrapped shift knob, steering wheel mounted audio controls, metallic finish sill plates, stainless steel pedal covers; Monsoon audio ($395)

Model Line Overview
Model lineup
Saturn Sky ($27,595); Sky Red Line ($31,905)
Safety equipment (standard)
frontal airbags, side-impact airbags; ABS, EBD, StabiliTrak electronic stability control, tire pressure monitor
Safety equipment (optional)
N/A
Engines
2.4-liter dohc 16-valve inline four
Transmissions
5-speed manual

Specifications as Tested
cloth upholstery, air conditioning, power steering, power disc brakes, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, console, cruise control, keyless entry, alarm system, OnStar, six-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio with XM Satellite radio

Engine & Transmission
Engine
2.4-liter dohc 16-valve inline four
Drivetrain type
rear-wheel drive
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
173 @ 5800
Transmission
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy
19/25
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm)
N/A

Suspension
Brakes, front/rear
vented disc/disc with ABS, EBD
Suspension, front
independent, upper and lower A-arms, coil springs, shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
Tires
P245/45VR18 Goodyear Eagle RSA
Suspension, rear
independent, upper and lower A arms, coil springs, shock absorbers, stabilizer bar

Accomodations
Seating capacity
2
Head/hip/leg room, middle
N/A
Head/hip/leg room, front
38.4/50.6/42.7
Head/hip/leg room, rear
N/A

Measurements
Fuel capacity
N/A
Trunk volume
5.4
Wheelbase
95.1
Length/width/height
161.1/71.4/50.1
Turning circle
34.9
Payload
N/A
Towing capacity
N/A
Track, front/rear
60.7/61.4
Ground clearance
3.6
Curb weight
2963


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