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Chevrolet Aveo

Chevrolet Aveo side view
Chevrolet Aveo angular front perspective
Chevrolet Aveo angular rear perspective

Overview of the Chevrolet Aveo

Learn about the Chevrolet Aveo

Summary

With its strong safety ratings and effective fuel efficiency, the Chevrolet Aveo is a reliable vehicle. Although the compact car isn’t rated among the highest in its class, the Aveo’s low running costs, practicality and distinctive look have won it many fans.

Available in either sedan or hatchback body styles, buyers can expect to strike a good balance between price and kit. The Aveo’s comfortable interior features a fair amount of cargo space for added versatility. However, some drivers find the vehicle’s performance to be intrusive thanks to the high level of tire noise.

Safety

With models from 2006 offering standard side and dual-front airbags, seat belt pre-tensioners in the front to hold you down in case of a crash and optional anti-lock brakes (ABS) to minimize the risk of potential accidents, the Chevrolet Aveo’s safety is one of its best qualities. In the latest model year—2011—drivers can enjoy the vehicle’s more advanced safety features, such as:

  • Hill Start Assist to help support the Aveo when driving on steep slopes
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) to improve stability by detecting and reducing loss of traction
  • ISOFIX Mounts that enable you to quickly and safely secure child safety seats into your vehicle

Interior

In addition to the different body styles, the Aveo is available in three trim levels to choose from. Higher-end models are fully furnished with leather fittings and detailing to create a distinctive, upscale look. However, it’s worth noting that the standard Aveo interior features dashboard plastics that some drivers consider uninspiring. All later models come with reach- and rake-adjustable steering to maximize comfort for every driver, no matter their height. Additionally, the vehicle has an exceptionally large glovebox to add extra potential storage.

Technology

Depending on what year of Chevrolet Aveo you’re interested in, the vehicle’s technological add-ons differ significantly. All models since 2012 feature an all-in-one Chevrolet MyLink instrument panel, inspired by motorbike design, to simplify communication, navigation and entertainment with a sporty touch. Additionally, the 60/40 split rear seats allow you to extend cargo space even further. However, Aveo models from 2011 and earlier don’t come standard with as many specific interior features. The ones you can expect include air conditioning, power windows and door locks.

Space

No matter the year or trim, all Chevrolet Aveo models succeed in their ability to provide abundant headroom in both the front and rear, despite the car’s compact class. Meanwhile, the vehicle’s generous cargo space allows you to comfortably stow whatever you need.

Comfort

The Chevrolet Aveo can fit the whole family, with seating available for up to five people. With light, accurate steering, the Aveo handles effortlessly on city streets. However, despite the vehicle offering an impressive amount of front legroom, rear passengers will have to negotiate with those in front of them or else they might find the seating a bit tight.

Pros and cons of the Chevrolet Aveo

  • Sub-compact available in hatchback or sedan
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Ample headroom
  • Limited cargo space
  • Modest design
  • 1.6L engine is underpowered
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the Chevrolet Aveo

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual
  • City consumption7.5 - 9.1 L/100km
  • Highway consumption5.7 - 6.2 L/100km
  • Width1670 - 1710 mm
  • Length4235 - 4310 mm
  • Trunk space330 - 351 L
  • Cargo space330 - 351 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Chevrolet Aveo

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Chevrolet Aveo 2004 - 2011 is available in 3 trims:

Basic trim features and specs

Available across all trims:
  • Emergency wheel
  • Power steering
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) (optional)
  • Disc brakes
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
Available with the Basic trim:
  • CD player (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Basic trim:
1.6 L - Gas - 105 hp
City consumption:8.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.1 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:-

LS trim features and specs

Available with the LS trim:
  • Center arm rest between front seats (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Multifunction steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Emergency wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the LS trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Steel wheels
Available with the LS trim:
  • Side airbag (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) (optional)
  • Disc brakes
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
Available with the LS trim:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Power door locks (optional)
  • Satellite radio (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Radio
4 engines are available with the LS trim:
1.6 L - Gas - 103 hp
City consumption:8.7 - 9.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.8 - 6.2 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:592 - 608 km
1.6 L - Gas - 105 hp
City consumption:8.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.1 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:-
1.6 L - Gas - 106 hp
City consumption:7.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.7 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:652 km
1.6 L - Gas - 108 hp
City consumption:7.5 - 7.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.7 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:652 - 674 km

LT trim features and specs

Available with the LT trim:
  • Center arm rest between front seats (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
  • Multifunction steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Emergency wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the LT trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Steel wheels
Available with the LT trim:
  • Side airbag (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) (optional)
  • Disc brakes
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
Available with the LT trim:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Cruise control (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Satellite radio (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Radio
3 engines are available with the LT trim:
1.6 L - Gas - 103 hp
City consumption:8.7 - 9.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.8 - 6.2 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:592 - 608 km
1.6 L - Gas - 106 hp
City consumption:7.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.7 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:652 km
1.6 L - Gas - 108 hp
City consumption:7.5 - 7.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.7 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:652 - 674 km

Frequently asked questions about the Chevrolet Aveo

Depending on what year and trim you’re interested in purchasing, a pre-owned Chevrolet Aveo’s price can range from $2,400 to $5,600.

The last model year of the Chevrolet Aveo was 2011. In 2012, all body styles of the vehicle were re-marketed as the Chevrolet Sonic.

Depending on the Aveo’s specific year and trim, the manufacturer of the vehicle’s engine varies. Earlier models had engines made by GM, but newer vehicles feature engines by Fiat.

On average, Chevrolet Aveo consumes between 5.1 to 7.1 L/100 km. However, if you opt for the diesel engine, fuel consumption is 4.1 L/100 km.

Chevrolet produced the Aveo from 2002 until 2011. Rather than ceasing production entirely, the vehicle was re-branded with new body styles as the Chevrolet Sonic in 2012.