2011 Chevrolet HHR Panel Overview
The 2011 Chevrolet HHR Panel wagon is really a mini-transport van disguised as a retro-styled utility vehicle with admirable fuel economy and several tech amenities.
Not to be confused with the Chrysler PT Cruiser, the 2011 Chevrolet HHR Panel boasts a retro-wagon look that is intended to evoke the same style as the 1949 Chevy Suburban. Under the hood the HHR Panel sports a standard 2.2-liter, 155-horsepower, FlexFuel four-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission, while a 2.4-liter, 172-horsepower engine is optional, as well as a four-speed automatic. The HHR achieves 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg highway. Fuel economy is significantly superior to the Honda Element and Nissan Rogue, and on par with the Toyota Matrix. Chevrolet chassis engineering enables the HHR Panel to achieve a payload rating of 1,174 pounds, while the chassis and powertrain combine to enable a tow rating of 1,000 pounds.
Two seats, coupled with a wide open back section, dominate the interior landscape of the 2011 Chevrolet HHR Panel. The rear seats have been removed completely to maximize cargo capacity at 62.7 cubic feet, which competes with or beats the best vehicles at this price point. The rear side windows have been covered with body-colored steel inserts, creating a more secure cargo hold.
The LS model comes with cloth seats, a CD player, remote power door locks and power windows, cruise control, and electric power steering. A three-month subscription to XM Satellite Radio and air conditioning are also included. The LT model opens up a few options, such as a 260-watt Pioneer audio system with seven speakers, sunroof, running boards, heated seats and leather trim on the steering wheel and shift knob. Voice directions are available by subscription on the LT model, and MP3 playback and a USB port are available across all trims.
A great safety package starts with a strong chassis and a nice airbag offering. Front and head airbags combine with the chassis to deliver Five-Star front and side impact ratings in NHTSA testing. Four-wheel antilock brakes provide great stopping power, while traction and stability control systems keep the 2011 Chevy HHR from escaping the driver’s control during inclement weather and accident avoidance maneuvers.
If you have a small business that requires lots of cargo room, and you don’t want to spend a fortune on gas, then you’ll be pleased to find that the 2011 Chevrolet HHR fits the bill.