2011 Chevrolet HHR Consumer ReviewsLS Sport Utility
2011 Chevrolet HHR Consumer Rating
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Attractive Design
- Great Gas Mileage
- Lots of Features
- Lacks Power
- Unrefined suspension
- Unoriginal aesthetic
Let's be clear on one thing: retro is not as cool as it once was when it comes to cars. Evidently, Chevrolet disagree and this is why they went so adamantly retro with the 2011 Chevrolet HHR. This isn't to say that it isn't an attractive car, I think they put together something that has quite a charming retro appeal - but the question remains, did we need another car with the same aesthetic? I don't want to get too down on the superficialities because the truth is, I found the HHR to be a surprisingly modern car. The onboard features are generous and slightly above what you would expect from a compact of this range, including a bluetooth and USB input. Perhaps the most modern appeal is this car's strongest feature - it's gas mileage. It functions at 22 in the city, and 30 on the highway - these are numbers that should greatly appeal to the average compact driver in the market for fuel efficiency. The driving experience that I encountered with the HHR was less than satisfactory, I often felt like the steering was 'numb' and the suspension was incredibly soft - that's not to say that this car handled badly, but I do feel like a better sense of control behind the wheel would have truly set this car apart from its competitors. Overall, I can see why somebody might take a shine to this - sure, the aesthetics have an appeal, however dated it may be, and the gas mileage is especially enticing, but I don't think it's quite right for me.