Comparably-equipped models from Toyota and Honda cost a bit more, but have longer histories and better resale values. Given that the Aveo5 only makes 106 horsepower, you'll want to be able to grab a lower gear at will to merge or pass on the highway. The base model has a radio but lacks air conditioning. Before you buy, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price, which represents prices consumers are actually paying in your area. The bad news is that the competition has such cars too, and theirs are simply better in many ways.
With a price this high, it makes more sense to shop competitors such as the Honda Fit and Nissan Versa, both of which provide utility and a better driving experience. The Aveo has been with us for several years and received a visual update for 2009, ostensibly to make it look more like other contemporary Chevrolets with its dual-port grille design. Currently the Chevrolet Aveo has a score of 6. Seats feel solid, supportive, and are very adjustable. It is noisy, uncomfortable, slow, largely unpleasant to drive and not particularly well thought-out compared to its competition. Given that, you'd think this would be a prime time for automakers to have small, fuel-efficient cars in their lineups — like, maybe a hatchback.
The 2009 Chevrolet Aveo is one of the least expensive vehicles you can buy in the United States. Based on those criteria, I think the Aveo5 looks pretty good, but the problem is that the Fit and Versa look better and are close to the same price. General Motors' 16-valve four-cylinder engine powers every 2009 Aveo and produces 106 horsepower. Get used to its modest power, see how the seats fit you and consider if it has enough safety equipment for you. Don't expect a luxury vehicle, but this little machine served me well.
Power windows and door locks lift this model above many of its similarly-priced competitors. It's a front-wheel-drive subcompact that's available in two body styles; the Aveo sedan and the new-for-2009 Aveo5 hatchback. With an eye occasionally on the speedometer, the driver is free to enjoy the surprising capabilities of the Aveo's miserly 106-horsepower engine. In short, it represents a nice compromise — for a small car — between a mushy boulevard ride and a too-hard-for-the-real-world suspension tuning. I've both merged and passed with the automatic Aveo5, and it's not fun. The same goes for the rear: It's got buggy, cute taillights and a narrow grille opening that, to me anyway, made it look like a surprised face. A drop down menu will appear.
It's also fine on the occasional long distance family road trip, but the trunk is quite small. The ride is firm, but not hard, unless you are on washboard pavement. As with other categories, the hatchback is better received than the Aveo sedan. The headlights sweep up into the bodywork uncomfortably, the fender vents behind the rear wheels are laughably corny, the hubcaps have fake plastic bolts, and the rest of the car is just bland and boring. The automatic is relatively responsive.
The rear hatch has no remote release. Find out how the Aveo 5 stacks up against the Fit after the jump. I was treated so kindly! Both models have a lot of cargo space for their sizes, but if you need the most room, choose the hatchback. This was the right car for us, considering what we expect from it. What to dress up your Aveo? The 2009 Chevrolet Aveo, a smartly styled subcompact, offers excellent fuel economy, a long list of standard features and a bargain-basement price. Logical, easy to read controls and dash layout, with analog gauges. I found her peppy, easy to handle.
Our Take on the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo If you read newspaper editorials, America is on a course for change, namely thrift and less conspicuous consumption than the previous 40 years have enjoyed. Great breaks which is one of the reasons I picked this car because I am kind of paranoid about being able to stop in time even if I have plenty of room and this car stops very quickly since it is so small and light. There is no traction or stability control on offer. This is the first opportunity we've had to sample the Aveo and it turned out to be something of a mixed bag. In addition, hatches sometimes look a little better than their sedan siblings, and seldom come with… Chevrolet has gone big and bold for the refresh of the 2009 Aveo5. Easy to get in and out of. It's also fairly decent going off twisty highway exit ramps.
All other exterior dimensions are different between the two by less than an inch. . The Aveo may be a diminutive machine, but it doesn't lack for interior storage. The second thing that bugged me was the lack of storage cubbies. Other Cars to Consider The stands out with impressive available cabin technology for its segment, like the voice-activated Sync infotainment system. Around town, the ride is good enough, but over 70 mph, the car feels nervous—certainly not dangerous, but not pleasant.
It has been 8 years now and the car still runs great! You'll thank me for it. The Aveo comes as a sedan or a hatchback Aveo5. The Aveo5 will get you there and back and save you gas money, but it won't do much else. An electronic throttle control and variable induction system help maximize power across the rpm range for consistency and fuel economy, and the four-speed automatic transmission's Hold Control mode provides a pseudo-manual operation the driver can select for sportier or more controlled driving. Honestly, it's the first car I can remember where that was the case.