2011 Chevrolet HHR  RealSafeCars51Safety Rating

#89 of 2011 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#161 of all 2011 vehicles


The HHR, a mainstay of Chevrolet's lineup since 2006, is a midsize wagon with seating up to 5. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2011 Chevrolet HHR is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2011 Chevrolet HHR has a score of 51, implying a 0.079% chance of driver death (7.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 Chevrolet HHR has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0795% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 9.0756%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0795% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 9.0756% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2011 Chevrolet HHR is 66% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2011 Chevrolet HHR is 55% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8939Kia ForteChevrolet HHRJeep PatriotToyota MatrixToyota Scion tCNissan AltimaJeep CompassKia SportageM. Outlander SportMazda 3Dodge CaliberMitsubishi LancerComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 Chevrolet HHR with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 39 to 89. The 2011 Chevrolet HHR is less safe than the 2011 Jeep Patriot, the 2011 Toyota Matrix, the 2011 Toyota Scion tC, the 2011 Nissan Altima, the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer, the 2011 Dodge Caliber, the 2011 Mazda 3, the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2011 Kia Sportage, and the 2011 Jeep Compass.

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