The HHR features a retro design that may not appeal to everyone. However, for those who do appreciate the look, it's a throwback to Southern California beaches and surfing. It closest competitor was the Chrysler PT Cruiser. The HHR (Heritage High Roof) is also a flexible vehicle inside. It can fit up to five passengers comfortably and can also handle a decent amount of cargo space. As such, Chevrolet began to offer a Panel version which basically removes the rear glass windows in favor of panel pieces.
This has become a popular feature for small business owners who require a small but space effective work van. With a base price of around $18,000, the HHR is a value in terms of utility and features - it now comes with standard electronic stability control.