2009 Chevrolet HHR Consumer Review: Road trip to California

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Road trip to California
By John in AZ on


2009 Chevrolet HHR SS 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


We purchased our 2009 HHR SS in March in anticipation of a vacation trip to California's wine country in June. We just got back to Arizona. What a blast in the HHR! The car easily achieved 400 miles or more per tankful of gas. Cruising out to LA and coming back on I- 10, the car averaged 29.5 MPG doing 80 MPH. Driving up the coast through Big Sur, the car handled great on the curves and up the hills. When we needed to pass slower cars on the single lane roads it was great to downshift into 4th, punch the accelerator, feel the turbo kick in, and pass the slower car like it was standing still. After spending 8 days and 2100 miles in the car, we are ready to go again!

Best Features

Exterior styling, color (Victory Red), SS turbo kick, comfortable seats, plenty of storage, great gas mileage, DIC information center, great sound system.

Worst Features

Warning signs inside the car reminding drivers that suddenly flooring the accelerator in the HHR SS can lead to a sudden spike in heart rate, and is not recommended for those with a heart condition.
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