Can the Chevy Captiva Sport really replace the Chevy HHR?

Discussion in 'Chevy Captiva Sport Forum (Saturn Vue)' started by ChevyFan, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Thoughts? Now that the Chevy HHR is no longer being made, can the Chevy Captiva Sport fill the void?

    I've driven both, and I honestly say that I like driving the "Captiva Sport" much better. The ride was smoother, quieter, the steering was tighter and more responsive. However, I like the image and the style of the HHR much better.

  2. ChromeSilver02

    ChromeSilver02 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Well I have not driven either, but by looks I was not a big fan of HHR but with the Captiva the looks of it is nothing special, just looks average, it doesnt stand out like the HHR did. I do not know if the Captiva will fill the void but I guess we"ll see.
  3. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Anyone have driven at least one of these two vehicles?
  4. thzpcs

    thzpcs Member

    It's kind of funny that the Captiva is supposed to be replacing the HHR as they really aren't anything alike. Although, a Captiva SS would be pretty hilarious.
  5. '14Captiva

    '14Captiva New Member

    Well, I just traded my HHR for the Captiva. First impression is the Captiva is much nicer than the HHR. The HHR was a 2008 with 2.4L engine and only 48K miles. It was a tragedy to keep brakes on it. I did the brakes 3 times in a little over a year. Also had a lot of work done under the certification warranty. Almost $2000 worth of work. It also required Premium unleaded fuel to get the 178hp that it was rated at.

    All said and done, the HHR could have been a hit if the issues didn't crop up like they did. The only saving grace to it was that the real expensive to fix stuff showed up quick while under warranty. I feel that the Captiva will be a nicer vehicle. It drives better, smoother, quieter, and handles nicely for a bigger vehicle. The brakes also feel nicer than the HHR did.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2014
  6. sliperhead

    sliperhead New Member

    Our 2014 Captiva has the tightest steering of any vehicle I have driven, feels great I like the IRS too. I do not like the HHR look at all, looks like a round edge box with wheels.
  7. mikebreeze

    mikebreeze New Member

    I rented an HHR once. IMO the outside looked very nice. And it drove similarly to the Captiva. However, as far as the interior goes, the seat backs were very tall and seemed to isolate the front seats from the rest of the vehicle. That would have kept me from buying an HHR.
  8. hamby9212

    hamby9212 Member

    Most certainly can. Captiva is more hospitable to drive but lacks the funky vibe of the hhr. Honestly they both have pros but id rather rent the Captiva simply because of the interior space and ride height.

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