2011 Chevrolet Aveo

  • 2011 Chevrolet Aveo LS Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      35
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      108/105
    • ENGINE
      1.6L I4
    • MSRP
      $11,965
  • 2011 Chevrolet Aveo LT Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      35
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      108/105
    • ENGINE
      1.6L I4
    • MSRP
      $14,100
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2011 Chevrolet Aveo Review

Just what you'd expect for the price

Reviewed by Automotive on

In a Nutshell
The 2011 Chevrolet Aveo is a four-door sedan that is an inexpensive subcompact that gets great fuel economy. Equipped with a 1.6-liter I-4 engine and either a give speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission, the Chevy Aveo is not notable for acceleration or handling.

The Aveo has a height equaling 59.3 inches, plenty of vertical space, and ample front and rear legroom. Despite its spaciousness and its decent fuel economy, the Aveo lags next to other economy subcompacts. One highlight is the Aveo does get 27 mpg city / 35 mpg highway in fuel economy, but its safety features, like the rest of the car, leave much to be desired.

New for 2011

For 2011, the Chevy Aveo gets standard cabin air filtration and six months of the OnStar Directions and Connections plan. Plus, two new exterior colors, Silver Ice Metallic and Summit White, are available.

Essentials

Engine: 1.6L I-4
Transmissions: 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic
Body Styles: Sedan
Models: LS Sedan, LT Sedan

On the Outside

The Chevrolet Aveo may not have the most beautiful exterior styling, but as a bargain basement sedan, it holds its own.

From the Inside

The Chevy Aveo 1LT received a six-speaker AM/FM stereo/CD/MP3 player and floor mats, while the 2LT got heated power side-view mirrors, power windows, locks, remote keyless entry and alarm, cruise control, deluxe cloth seats, wheel-mounted audio controls and XM radio.

Driving Performance

The Chevy Aveo's Ecotec four-cylinder engine spills out 108 horsepower and 104 pound-feet of torque. The manual transmission version is competitive, while the four-speed automatic falls short in fuel efficiency. Steering feel and handling are sub-standard, and the manual is the only way to go if you want any performance at all.

Safety Equipment

Standard safety equipment on the Chevrolet Aveo includes side-impact and dual-stage front airbags. Optional are four-channel anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution.

Gas Mileage

27 mpg city/35 mpg highway (manual); 25 mpg city/34 mpg highway (automatic)

Plusses

  • Fuel economy
  • Cheap price

Minuses

  • Uninspired styling
  • Poor handling
  • Slow acceleration
  • Cheap interior interior
  • Few standard features

Rating

Just what you'd expect for the price

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