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Chevy HHR


2006 Chevy HHR
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2006 Chevy HHR
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2006 Chevy HHR
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2006 Chevy HHR
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Powertrain details

HHR relies on the renowned Ecotec family of technologically sophisticated inline four-cylinder engines, which balances usable power with fuel and emissions efficiency. Both the 2.2L engine and 2.4L engines in the HHR have distinct performance and hardware differences, but share a basic structure and construction that includes:

  • Dual overhead camshafts (DOHC) and four valves per cylinder

  • Twin counter-rotating balance shafts for operational smoothness

  • Electronic throttle control

  • Low-friction, roller-finger follower valvetrain with hydraulic lash adjusters

  • Low-maintenance chain-driven camshafts

  • Direct-mount accessories, which reduce or eliminate traditional sources of noise and vibration

  • Full-circle transmission mount to reduce noise and vibration

  • GM Oil Life System, which can reduce the frequency for oil changes

  • Innovative cast-in oil filter housing, which eliminates the need to crawl under the vehicle to perform oil changes and eliminates throwaway oil filter cans that retain used oil

  • Catalytic converter located close to exhaust manifold to speed catalyst “light off,” reducing hydrocarbon emissions

Chevrolet unveiled the production model of the 2006 HHR, a unique vehicle that combines styling and interior adaptability to create a vehicle suited to all lifestyles. Chevy introduced the HHR at the 2005 Greater Los Angeles Auto Show, the spiritual home of the custom car.

The HHR has a distinct design that fuses elements of the 1949 Chevy Suburban – the original utility vehicle – and the SSR roadster. It is built on the same solid platform as the new Chevy Cobalt. The HHR will be available in the second half of 2005.

With its overall length of 174.5 inches (4472 mm) and a cargo capacity of approximately 63.1cubic feet (1787 liters), the five-passenger HHR has easy-to-maneuver dimensions and room for just about any lifestyle interest. Its reconfigurable interior with clever storage solutions accommodates everything from groceries to surfboards.

HHR comes well equipped from the factory with two model levels: LS and LT. The LT also comes in two packages – 1LT and 2LT. The LS and 1LT are powered by an Ecotec 2.2L four-cylinder rated at 140 horsepower (104 kw) and 150 lb.-ft. of torque (207 Nm). An Ecotec 2.4L four-cylinder is standard in the 2LT and is available in the 1LT; it delivers 170 horsepower (126 kw) and 170 lb.-ft. of torque (235 Nm). A five-speed manual transmission is standard and an electronically controlled four-speed automatic is available in all models.

Both LS and LT HHR models include standard features such as air conditioning, power windows and door locks, six-speaker CD stereo, and remote keyless entry. Additional product highlights include:

  • Driver information center

  • Available Pioneer enhanced-performance audio system with subwoofer

  • Adjustable cargo configurations

  • Large power sunroof available

  • OnStar available

  • XM Satellite Radio available

  • 16.2-gallon fuel tank provides more than 400 miles cruising range

  • 16-inch and 17-inch wheel options

  • Remote start (standard with automatic transmission)

The 1LT model also includes a standard MP3 player, six-way power seat with power lumbar, and a satin exterior finish. Bright chrome exterior trim and a bright exhaust tip are available. ABS and traction control are available (traction control only available with automatic transmission).

HHR 2LT includes standard features that include ABS, fog lamps, bright exhaust tip, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, the Pioneer sound system with subwoofer, 17-inch wheels, FE3 sport suspension and a bright chrome exterior trim. Heated leather seats also are available on both LT packages.


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