2011 Chevrolet
HHR LS
vs. 2011 Chevrolet
HHR LT

2011 Chevrolet HHR LT

10.0

starting from

$20,440

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet HHR LT

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Power seats
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Leather
Optional
2011 Chevrolet HHR LS

9.6

Runner-up

Chevrolet HHR LS

starting from

$19,440

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet HHR LS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the over the
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.2
2011 Chevrolet HHR LT Winner: HHR LT
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  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the HHR LT's power seats; not available on the HHR LS
  • Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the HHR LT
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Inexpensive
  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
  • Shorter basic warranty
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Child door locks come standard
  • Limited number of airbags
Performance 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
  • Both HHR LS and HHR LT are sluggish relative to their competitors
Practicality 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Lots of cargo room
  • Both offer an upgrade to roof rails
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have speed-sensitive volume
  • Neither offers an entertainment system
  • Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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  • Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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  • Both have sluggish 0-60 times
  • Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
  • Both take longer to stop from 60mph
Overall 10.0 vs 9.6

Luxury Features

Chevrolet
HHR LT
2011 Chevrolet HHR LT
2011 Chevrolet HHR LS Chevrolet
HHR LS
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the HHR LT's power seats; not available on the HHR LS
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Optional vs Not Available Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the HHR LT

Cost

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HHR LT
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2011 Chevrolet HHR LS Chevrolet
HHR LS
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MSRP $20,440 vs $19,440 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 22 mpg vs 22 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

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HHR LT
2011 Chevrolet HHR LT
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HHR LS
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 4 vs 4 Limited number of airbags
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Rear brakes Unknown vs Unknown
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs OnStar

Performance

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HHR LT
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2011 Chevrolet HHR LS Chevrolet
HHR LS
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Horsepower 155 HP @ 6,100 RPM vs 155 HP @ 6,100 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Manual transmission Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 19.5 lb/hp vs 19.4 lb/hp Both HHR LS and HHR LT are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.0 ft vs 36.0 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

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HHR LT
2011 Chevrolet HHR LT
2011 Chevrolet HHR LS Chevrolet
HHR LS
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 518 miles vs 518 miles Good highway range
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Cargo space 57.7 ft3 vs 57.7 ft3 Lots of cargo room
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front seats 49.8 ft3 vs 49.8 ft3 Very cramped front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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HHR LT
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HHR LS
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Number of speakers 6 vs 6 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Crash Test Ratings

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HHR LT
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2011 Chevrolet HHR LS Chevrolet
HHR LS
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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HHR LT
2011 Chevrolet HHR LT
2011 Chevrolet HHR LS Chevrolet
HHR LS
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0-60 mph 9.1 seconds vs 9.1 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 143 ft vs 143 ft Both take longer to stop from 60mph
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1/4 mile 17.1 s @ 82 mph vs 17.1 s @ 82 mph Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

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2011 Chevrolet HHR LS 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LT XFE HHR LS vs Cobalt LT XFE
2011 Chevrolet HHR LT 2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT HHR LT vs Equinox LT
2011 Chevrolet HHR LT 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic HHR LT vs PT Cruiser Classic
2011 Chevrolet HHR LT 2011 Dodge Caliber Express HHR LT vs Caliber Express
2011 Chevrolet HHR LT 2011 Scion xB HHR LT vs xB
2011 Chevrolet HHR LS 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LT XFE HHR LS vs Cobalt LT XFE
2011 Chevrolet HHR LT 2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT HHR LT vs Equinox LT

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