Chevy’s new HHR (Heritage High Roof) is based on the Cobalt platform, looking and functioning very much like the Chrysler PT Cruiser. Base HHR LS and uplevel HHR LT are powered by a 2.2-liter motor, good for 140 horsepower and 150 lb.-ft. of torque. The HHR LT with the upgrade package includes a larger 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that generates 170 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of torque. Regardless of which model is chosen, a standard five-speed manual transmission delivers power to the front wheels; a four-speed automatic transmission is optional. A handy remote start system is included only with the automatic transmission. The interior seats five, and with folding seats (including the front passenger’s seat), the handy HHR can swallow a kayak with the tailgate closed.