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The 2011 Chevrolet Aveo, a smartly styled subcompact, offers excellent fuel economy, a long list of standard features and a bargain-basement price. The Aveo's appeal extends to budget-conscious first-time buyers, anyone on a limited income and unhappy SUV owners looking for an affordable and fuel-efficient way of getting to and from the office. Available as a sedan or sporty five-door hatchback, the Aveo's uncommonly high roof means tall occupants can sit comfortably in both front and rear, a major bonus for those who might stay clear of some small cars due to their cramped interiors. An all-new Aveo is slated for arrival in 2012, meaning come year's end you might be able to make an excellent deal on a remaining 2011 model.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you're looking for budget-conscious, efficient basic transportation you'll like the 2011 Chevrolet Aveo. Practical, utilitarian and with no complicated high-tech systems to learn, the little sedan is also a good choice for RVers looking for a haul-behind car. Another plus: The high seating position for driver and passenger.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If you're seeking a small car that can also perform like a sports car, the Aveo's economy-minded engine and suspension may leave you wanting more. You may also find that properly-secured children are the best bet for occupying the rear seat. With the front seats all the way back, there is very minimal legroom for rear-seat passengers.
What's New for 2011
For 2011, a cabin air filtration system is made standard on all trims.
Driving a car as uncomplicated as the 2011 Chevrolet Aveo releases you from constantly checking the myriad of messages or dealing with the intricate controls found on the lavish instrument panels in pricier cars. With an eye occasionally on the speedometer, the driver is free to enjoy the surprising capabilities of the Aveo's miserly 108-horsepower engine. There is no available stability-control system, although anti-lock brakes (ABS) are an option. A slight lean is noticeable on corners taken at speed but the overall driving experience is precise and pleasant, with the car holding the line during straight, hard braking. As to be expected from this category of car, some tire, wind and engine noise is par for the course.
Auxiliary Audio Input Jack
With an eye on youthful buyers who enjoy music 24/7, even the most basic Aveo has an auxiliary input jack for iPods and other music players and electronic devices.
Saving on fuel bills is high on many folks' lists and Aveo buyers are obviously looking for this benefit. The LT with automatic transmission rewards you with 25 mpg city and 34 mpg highway, depending upon road conditions and driving style.
With small touches of metallic grain, satin chrome trim and a faux leather interior, the Aveo LT retains an upscale look uncommon in this class. Front seats with tilt headrests, storage pockets in doors and seatbacks, a sunglass holder and six-way adjustable driver's seat are features you'd expect in a higher-priced car. The dashboard is simplicity at its best, clearly showing all the information the driver needs. The front passenger seat reclines and, with a trunk capacity of 12.4 cubic feet and rear 60/40-split seats that fold almost flat in the sedan and feature a flip-and-fold-flat design in the five-door, there's plenty of room for good-sized boxes or long, skinny stuff like skis.
A full-featured economy subcompact built by General Motors Daewoo in Korea, the Aveo is a competently-designed vehicle with sheetmetal that blends smoothly together to present a neat package. The V-shaped hood and split grille reveal its Chevrolet heritage and emphasize its wide stance. Large "shoulders" over the wheels, oversized front and rear lights and a height of almost five feet give it the appearance of a larger sedan.
Notable Standard Equipment
Despite its entry-level status, the 2011 Chevrolet Aveo offers a surprisingly high level of standard equipment, including front side-impact airbags, height-adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support, tilt wheel, interior releases for trunk and fuel door, variable wipers, OnStar and a rear window defogger. The upscale 2LT trim adds air conditioning, remote keyless entry with alarm, 15-inch wheels, cruise control and power and heated mirrors. Music lovers will appreciate the CD/MP3 player and 180-watt six-speaker system with auxiliary input jack. Power windows and door locks lift this model above many of its similarly-priced competitors.
Notable Optional Equipment
The four-speed automatic overdrive transmission with Hold Control uses adaptive-shift technology. It helps to reduce wheel spin and loss of traction by allowing the driver to manually select and then hold a gear so that torque to the wheels is reduced, much as with a true manual transmission. Like audio controls at your fingertips? The Aveo can be equipped with an engine oil pan heater, while LS trims can be equipped with dealer-installed air conditioning. The Aveo LT has them at thumb level on the steering wheel. Other options include a power moonroof, leatherette seats, XM Satellite Radio, fog lamps, a rear spoiler, anti-lock brakes (ABS), an engine-block heater and an anti-theft system.
Under the Hood
General Motors' 16-valve four-cylinder engine powers every 2010 Aveo and produces 108 horsepower. 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.
1.6-liter in-line 4
108 horsepower @ 6400 rpm
104 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 27/35 (manual), 25/34 (automatic)
The 2011 Chevrolet Aveo has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) ranging from around $12,700 for the LS sedan or hatchback to nearly $20,000 for a loaded Aveo LT. Comparably-equipped models from Toyota and Honda cost a bit more, but have longer histories and better resale values. On the other hand, the Aveo matches rivals from Hyundai and Kia in price, but not warranty. Before you buy, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price, which represents prices consumers are actually paying in your area.
Chevrolet Aveo Consumer Reviews
Daddy's little run a round
December 04, 2014
I went from a Surburban to this and love it.
Like I said I went from a surburban to this and it was a big change but in the end it was worth every penny. I was carring everything I...
December 02, 2014
perfect for my travel needs and great on gas mileage.
July 05, 2014
Excellent car. Completely dependable and well-made
Never had a mechanical problem or issue of any kind. Just a very reliable, efficient, well-made basic car. Can't imagine a better car...
April 23, 2013
My Best Friend!
I love my Chevy Aveo! I have had it for a little over 2 years, used. This was my first car and is perfect for a first time driver like I...
December 28, 2012
Reliable little car
This car has served me well. It is a rather small car and convenient for parking and as someone who is only 5'2" it is nice. However my...
October 04, 2012
Exactly what I needed for my commute
THis is not an SUV, hot rod, sports car so if you expect that you will not get it. I use my car to and from work daily, I get 30-35 for...
August 08, 2012
This is a perfect car for me as I commute 95% of the time but even on family outings there is plenty of room for all. Nothing fancy,...
May 01, 2012
i love my aveo!
I absolutly love this car! It has really good gas milage, $26 fills it up for at least 2 weeks. And it drives really smooth, when I test...
December 27, 2011
This car is perfect! My LT model has a lot of options on it: power door locks, power windows, cruise, tilt, cd, mp3, auto headlights,...
October 30, 2011
I own this car
I own this car, and would recommend it to anyone looking to buy one.