The Chevrolet HHR Panel Wagon is a vehicle that has found its own niche. A variant of the Chevrolet HHR, the panel wagon was designed for business owners. Still, it has the same unique look of its sibling, and unfortunately the same lackluster performance. Though it is spacious and fairly comfortable, there is little power to be had from this wagon. There are other models that can offer a bit more in this class and price range. What they do not have is the old-school look that comes with this model.
Business owners that want to save money on fuel will find the Chevrolet HHR Panel Wagon a viable choice. Because it has such a low powered engines, it offers excellent gas mileage. This styling on the exterior is one of a kind and may appeal to buyers. While there is nothing spectacular about the design, it does offer a retro look that stands out in its class.
The interior of the Chevrolet HHR Panel Wagons is meant for business. The cargo panel doors in the back have no windows, and neither do the rear quarter panels. There are storage compartments in the floor and there is even a power supply in the cargo area. The controls are simple and effective but visibility is difficult in the back. Obviously, cargo space is at a maximum as this is what the wagon is designed for. 63 cubic feet of space allow room to haul just about anything. The only problem with the interior is that it is designed without high quality materials so it has a cheaper feel.
As mentioned, the engine available on the Chevrolet HHR Panel Wagon leaves a lot to be desired. It comes with a 2.2 L 155 hp in-line four cylinder motor that simply doesn't offer optimal power. Buyers have a choice of the five speed manual transmission that come standard or a four speed automatic that is optional. Gas mileage is one of the benefits of this vehicle as it gets 22 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway.
Drivers will not find a quick or powerful ride in the Chevrolet HHR Panel Wagon. While it is quiet on the road and offers ample cargo room, there simply is no thrill to the drive. Those who want something exciting will need to opt for another alternative. Fortunately, most people looking for a business wagon will find this model satisfactory. The goal is hauling, and the panel wagon can easily measure up in that area.