2011 Chevrolet Aveo5

  • 2011 Chevrolet Aveo5 LS Hatchback

    LS Hatchback

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  • 2011 Chevrolet Aveo5 LT Hatchback

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2011 Chevrolet Aveo5 Review

Stands out from the hatchback crowd.

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The 2011 Chevrolet Aveo5 is best described as economical, a good performer, and spacious. The Aveo5 specifically refers to the hatchback version of the Chevrolet Aveo. It is a well-priced vehicle that is perfect for young professionals who still like to explore on the weekends.

The Range

Body Styles: hatchback
Engines: 1.6-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual
Models: Aveo5 LS, Aveo5 LT1, Aveo5 LT2

What's New

There are no notable changes to the 2011 Chevrolet Aveo5 2011 compared to previous years’ models.


The 2011 Chevrolet Aveo5 comes in three trims: LS, LT1, and LT2. All models come in 11 body colors. The hatchback comes with 14-inch steel wheels. It has a width of 66.1 inches, a length of 154.3 inches, and a height of 59.3 inches, which makes it a relatively small vehicle. It has a rear window wiper, which is a common and almost expected feature in this vehicle body.


One impressive 2011 Chevrolet Aveo5 quality is the cargo space; 15 cubic feet when all the rear seats are in place. It carries five occupants, and once the split folding rear seat is collapsed, the cargo space grows to an impressive 37.2 cubic feet. This feature makes it a very attractive vehicle for owners who wish to take off for a weekend and carry items of any shape or size.

The 2011 Chevrolet Aveo5 has ample interior space for a car so small on the outside. Head room is 39.3 inches in the front and 41.3 inches leg room. Head room is 37.6 inches in the rear with 35.4 inches leg room. This is a little cramped compared to larger vehicles, but is comfortable for the average-height passenger. The driver’s seat has an adjustable lumbar setting to support the backbone, which is important when driving for long hours.

Other standard features include the remote power door locks, cup holders in both the front and the rear, power steering, and a tilt adjustable steering wheel. These comfort features all support the driver and passengers despite the overall size of the hatchback.

Performance & Handling

The 2011 Chevrolet Aveo5 is a front-wheel drive with a five-speed manual transmission. It has a 1.6-liter engine with four inline cylinders, and 16 valves, which spew 108 hp at 6400 rpm and 105 ft-lb at 4000 rpm torque. It has a double overhead cam (DOHC) and Variable Valve Timing (VVT).


2011 Chevrolet Aveo5 safety features include child seat anchors and a child lock safety feature on the rear doors. Other safety features include side and rear mounted airbags to protect passengers from side impact, and front passenger and driver airbags.

The 2011 Chevrolet Aveo5 comes fitted with the occupant sensing deactivation system for passenger airbags that ensure a child is not injured by an airbag in the event of an accident. The headrests are adjustable for safety and comfort. The Aveo5 also includes a monitoring valve in each tire that alerts the driver of a sudden loss in tire pressure.

The 2011 Chevrolet Aveo5 hatchback made a remarkable rating on crash safety for the passenger, scoring five stars on the frontal impact government test.

EPA Fuel Economy

Aveo5: 27/35 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Gas mileage
  • Stylish look
  • OnStar telecommunications service comes standard
  • AM/FM stereo system with Auxiliary MP3 audio input

You Won't Like

  • Sluggish, weak acceleration
  • Automatic transmission not available
  • Sunroof is not standard feature

Sum Up

Stands out from the hatchback crowd.

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