The Chevrolet Aveo5 was introduced in 2004 as a competitor in the subcompact market. Originally built by Daewoo, which was purchased by GM, it was redesigned for the American market in mind. It was been a surprising success for Chevrolet.The Aveo5 was the five-door hatchback available in the Aveo line. The model was discontinued for the 2011 model year when the Aveo was redesigned and renamed Sonic for 2012.Options for the Aveo5 were targeted to please younger drivers.Chevrolet Aveo5 Features
Due to clever design and spritely colors, the Chevrolet Aveo5’s exterior looked bigger than it is. Equipped with standard 14-inch steel wheels and sporting GM’s Ecotec 1.6-liter, 108 horsepower engine, it came with a standard five-speed manual transmission. It can go from zero to 60 mph in 10.7 seconds.
Fuel economy estimates for the Chevrolet Aveo5 are 27/35 mpg city/highway with the manual transmission. Automatic transmission gas mileage is 25/34 mpg city/highway. This is not as good as some of the Aveo5’s competitors.
The Aveo5 offers MacPherson strut front independent suspension and torsion beam rear suspension. Additional features included a tilt-adjustable steering wheel, 12V front power outlet(s), power steering, Bluetooth hands-free calling, roadside assistance, destination guidance, and destination download. Chevy provided OnStar for six months at no charge, but a subscription is required for continued use.
The LS trim package includes air-conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, a CD/MP3 player, sunroof, anti-lock brakes, power windows, 15-inch steel wheels, and carpeted floor mats.
The Aveo5 offers ample head room due to its height. The 60/40 split folding rear seat increases room for cargo. The trunk provides 12.4 cubic feet of storage space. It was otherwise largely considered basic transportation without much other reason to purchase than cost of operation.Chevrolet Aveo5 Evolution
Renamed the Aveo5 in 2007, Chevy offers the Aveo hatchback in two versions, the SVM (Special Value Model) and LS. Beginning with the 2007 model year, the Aveo SVM is only offered in the hatchback style. Despite the model’s new name, the car maintained the styling and features of previous years.
The Aveo5 seats five and comes standard with front airbags. (Curtain side airbags are not offered on any of the Aveo models.) As with other Aveos, the Aveo5 has front wheel drive, and a five-speed manual transmission comes standard. However, a four-speed automatic is offered as an option.
The 2007 models run on a 103 horsepower, four-cylinder engine and 14-inch wheels.The 2009 model of the Aveo5 came standard with OnStar assistance and boasted a restyled interior and exterior. In 2010, the entire Chevy Aveo line received an extra two horsepower before making way for the (much-improved) Chevrolet Sonic, which is still sold in much of the world as the Aveo.