2008 Chevrolet HHR Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,938 - $9,153
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
149-260
Seats
2-5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,938 - $9,153
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
149-260
Seats
2-5

Ranks #20 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Chevrolet HHR If...

If you like your retro style backed with substance, the functional, comfortable and eager HHR will satisfy you beyond its intriguing looks.

Chevrolet HHR Models & Trims

LS $4,382 - $6,211*
Horsepower: 149 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LT $4,793 - $6,816*
Horsepower: 149 hp - 172 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Panel LS $4,975 - $7,118*
Horsepower: 149 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Panel LT $3,938 - $6,005*
Horsepower: 149 hp - 172 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SS $6,280 - $9,153*
Horsepower: 260 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic, Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

3.88

109 Reviews

30% 39% 22% 7% 2%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

It had a lot of recalls that needed service but it is dependable if maintenance is completed accordingly.

Like the visibility even though it does have a blind spot. It has a large rear windshield. I did install a back up camera & side mirror attachments. I like that it has Bluetooth for the phone calls but after installing my own Soundstream GPS/Backup camera i can longer use the call buttons on the steering wheel. I wish it was compatible with that system or that it was easier to use voice command. Wish the back seats were more comfortable maybe arm rests. It's somewhat a hassle to install car seats in the back. I do like that I can fully collapse the back seats & have enough space for moving avg sized items.

- Rosio N

130, 000 mi with 3, 00 mi oil changes and keeping maintenance durability occurs.

Problems; after 7yrs a constant change in parts include such things as rear door latch, audio speakers, bearings, brakes, struts, small rust corrosion. Performance; 20-24 mpg city, smooth ride, well balanced, no sway, no shake. Comfort/features; plenty of leg room front, rear leg room could have a little more, rear space extends w/ rear back seats flat, storage compartment above dash, intermittent wipers, automatic headlights, 3 drink holders, air conditioning, am/FM radio, cruise control, travel pedometer.

- David P

A great car! Very zippy, compact but spacious.

I enjoy the car, I share it with my mother and it has great mileage. I have taken many trips in it and I have never had any problems. I life that it is compact but still very spacious. It can hold up to 5 people. I love that the it has a large trunk and the back seats go down. The only issues I've noticed are the tires. Since there are sensors in them if you change out the tires or move them they will not register that the tires are even on the car. . . Other then that I would be happy to get another hhr.

- Stephanie S

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front angle view.
Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,382 - $6,211
$4,793 - $6,816

Horsepower

Horsepower
149 hp
149 - 172 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
ECOTEC 2.2L DOHC 16
ECOTEC 2.2L DOHC 16
ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 4
LT PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.6 in.
40.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
39.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.5 in.
39.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39 in.
39 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/55R16
P215/50R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.5 in.
103.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36 - 37.7 ft.
36 - 37.7 ft.

Length

Length
176.2 in.
176.2 in.

Width

Width
69.1 in.
69.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3004 .lbs
3013 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
149 hp
172 hp

Torque

Torque
152 ft. lbs.
167 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16 gal.
16 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 mpg
24 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 mpg
28 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Not Available
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings