2009 Chevrolet HHR Values

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2009 model year changes

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.

Competitive comparison

Retro styling; flexible interior configuration; fuel efficient cargo mover, FlexFuel-capable

Special features for 2009

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.
New Chevrolet HHR safety features, including antilock brake system, stability control and side curtain airbags, are among the most significant upgrades for the 2009 model of this small 4-door wagon. Base LS and midlevel 1LT HHRs come with a 2.2L 4-cylinder engine rated at 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque, while optional on the 1LT and standard on the top-level 2LT model is a 2.4L 4-cylinder generating 172 hp and 167 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired with the standard 5-speed manual transmission or 4-speed automatic. The SS comes with a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that pumps out 260 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque with the standard 5-speed manual transmission; these numbers drop to 250 and 222, when the optional 4-speed auto is selected. EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2.2L engine are 21 mpg city/30 hwy and 24 combined with the manual transmission, while a similarly equipped 2.4L model gets a 20/28/24 rating. The Chevrolet HHR SS models are surprisingly fuel efficient given the extra performance, having a 21/29/24 rating with the manual transmission.