There are three trim levels available for both the sedan and hatchback versions of the Aveo. Until the Ford Fiesta arrives late this year, the Fit is generally considered the overachiever in this class. As to be expected from this category of car, some tire, wind and engine noise is par for the course. I think I will change the hose going to it first it looks like it has some cracks in it. All other exterior dimensions are different between the two by less than an inch.
It should be located within the engine bay - to find it follow the fuel line it will be the largest tube, usually metal back from the carburetor or injection feed tube back towards the fire wall. Which best buy said it was on back order so i ordered it myself then i will purchase a new stereo at best buy and let them put it in. In comparison, the Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris have standard antilock brakes, while the Nissan Versa and Hyundai Accent offer them as an option at least on some trims. I'm 5'11 and weigh 210 pounds and find the car surprisingly comfortable. The report also enumerates the vehicles responsible for the highest driver fatality rates: The Nissan 350Z and Titan, and the Chevrolet Aveo and Cobalt.
Instead, it was pretty much an all-plastic affair inside. 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. Unfortunately, the redesigned 2009 Aveo5 has not yet been crash-tested by our preferred source, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Split-folding rear seatbacks help increase space. Things are more on …. But if you are the bigger sort, take this on the longest test drive your salesperson will allow.
Instead, it was pretty much an all-plastic affair inside. Many automakers are now offering synthetic seat coverings that do a remarkably accurate job of mimicking genuine animal hides, including the leatherette used by Volkswagen in the Jetta. Leg room is equally generous but shoulder room is minimal at best. The four-speed automatic overdrive transmission with Hold Control uses adaptive-shift technology. This is the first opportunity we've had to sample the Aveo and it turned out to be something of a mixed bag.
All figures are unimpressive for the class. Battling it out at the bottom of the barrel, the Aveo goes head to head in the ultra-competitive econobox segment with vehicles like the Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, Kida Rio5, Hyundai Accent and Honda Fit. The bad news is that the competition has such cars too, and theirs are simply better in many ways. Given how light the Aveo5 is — 2,546 pounds with a manual transmission — I seriously think its mileage could be thrown off if you had to drive into a stiff headwind. The Malibu-inspired V-shaped hood and split grille reveal its Chevrolet heritage and emphasize its wide stance. I usually get 35 miles to the gallon and on the oppen road closer to 40 mpg.
Archived from on 5 March 2008. Now however, speedometer stopped working, as well as the speed sensor, and my tire light is on. In comparison, the Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris have standard antilock brakes, while the Nissan Versa and Hyundai Accent offer them as an option at least on some trims. The design is bland, but inoffensive and simple, unlike the busy interiors of some of the Aveo's competitors. With the front seats all the way back, there is very minimal legroom for rear-seat passengers. Petrol Model Displacement Power Torque Transmission Note 2.
Our editors took umbrage at the side vent in the Aveo5's front fender, thinking it a silly gewgaw. The aforementioned definition, while entirely too generic and simplistic for many vehicles on the road today, pretty much sums up the sub-compact Chevrolet Aveo5 in a nutshell. Our model did come with seat-mounted side-impact airbags. The result is best described by the old cliché that it fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down. The Aveo is, however, well made and roomy, although the engine is underpowered and becomes coarse as the revs rise. The most significant differences on the inside are shoulder room, where the Aveo has an advantage of about an inch, and rear head room, where the Fit has 1. The back seat of the Aveo5 is best suited for children because filling the Aveo5 with adults offered a cramped and claustrophobic, not to mention lethargic, driving experience.
Std Std Engine: 4-Cyl, 1. For a car this small, everyone expects it to get better mpg in city use. It should feel machined and taut. However, the revised inline four-cylinder engine now includes variable valve timing. See the picture on napa site. Luckily I was under warranty for this repair as well.
It didn't help that temperatures in southeast Michigan dropped from the mid-20s to near zero on the day we received the Aveo, and these seats took quite a while to warm up. The Aveo may be a diminutive machine, but it doesn't lack for interior storage. Low profile tires with rims or even factory recommended sizes, but different brand names. Meanwhile, higher-end features such as satellite radio, a large sunroof, and cruise control are available as options. Lackluster crash-test results are met with some—but not all—the expected safety features. In tests conducted by , the Captiva was given a four out of five stars crash rating.
With the specter of high gas prices looming over American drivers, the efficient and generally competent 2009 Chevy Aveo should be among the small cars on anyone's shopping list. If you want to tackle it your self here are the numbers. The bad news is that the competition has such cars too, and theirs are simply better in many ways. The bad news is that the competition has such cars too, and theirs are simply better in many ways. Inclement weather was also a challenge as the windshield wipers and spray were only slightly more effective than using your glove. But if you are the bigger sort, take this on the longest test drive your salesperson will allow.