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 think that tends to provide more control for the driver and is, therefore, safer. Taller passengers will wish for more legroom, though. The Aveo5 is getting there -- it's much better than the previous model -- but it's just not equal to the best. I'll miss the little auto! The bad news is that the competition has such cars too, and theirs are simply better in many ways.
Corvette races down the local highway, in the backseat of his father's latest acquisition. In addition, hatches sometimes look a little better than their sedan siblings, and seldom come with… Chevrolet has gone big and bold for the refresh of the 2009 Aveo5. Though both the front and back seats are small, writers say the Aveo has good space compared to other subcompacts. The big headlights and large grille area give it a cheery, almost puppy-like face. Parking and narrow alleys are a breeze in this thing, as you'd expect.
From electric to electrifying, we break it all down in a concise, model-by-model review that begins on the next page. Sure the taillights are rear fascia are different on the five-door model, but the real action is up front. At a Glance The Chevrolet Aveo, a rebadged Daewoo Kalos, gets new standard side impact airbags, alloy wheels, a redesigned exterior, and standard OnStar. An optional rear spoiler brings some visual excitement to the econobox, as do the larger taillamps. Granted, there's not a heck of a lot you can do with a hatchback design — the body style kind of limits you — but what Chevrolet did pays off. The Aveo comes as a sedan or a hatchback Aveo5. Steering is responsive, if slightly sluggish when driving slowly, and the Aveo's structural rigidity is above par for the class.
News Best Cars Staff May 19, 2015 The 2009 Chevrolet Aveo has good fuel economy and respectable cargo space, but most 2009 small cars trump it with better performance, more standard interior features and much better safety scores. Reviewers especially like the sedan's flat load floor after the rear seats are folded. Taller passengers will wish for more legroom, though. Whereas no one has been impressed with the performance of the Aveo, it is suited extremely well to city driving, where its lackluster acceleration and increased noise are less of an issue. Interior matiers are improved for 2009, including optional faux metallic, woodgrain, and carbon-fiber trim.
The Focus also has better safety ratings. Antilock brakes are such a benefit, I wouldn't want to go without them. The same goes for the rear: It's got buggy, cute taillights and a narrow grille opening that, to me anyway, made it look like a surprised face. The Aveo5 will get you there and back and save you gas money, but it won't do much else. Plus, let's face it: It's just more fun to drive a manual and ping through the gears yourself. Like most small cars, the Aveo's short wheelbase makes it bounce too much over freeway expansion joints and the like. Once I finished testing the engine's power and began accelerating more gently, I got slightly better than those estimates.
There are three trim levels available for both the sedan and hatchback versions of the Aveo. Don't expect a luxury vehicle, but this little machine served me well. Acceleration is quicker than one might anticipate, especially with the five-speed, but still generally lacking. Theater-style seating in the rear offers a view for smaller passengers but legs again become cramped when trying to fit adults. All figures are unimpressive for the class.
The price for either model with the trim level is the same, leaving the purchasing decision based solely on body type. . The seats are comfortable and supportive, and cargo room, while lacking with the rear seats held vertical, is surprising at 42 cubic feet in the hatchback with rear seats folded. The 2009 Chevrolet Aveo is one of the least expensive vehicles you can buy in the United States. The Bad Given all the negatives associated with economy cars, like the poor acceleration and buzzy engine the '09 Aveo still suffers, one would hope this car could achieve more than 34 mpg. Caution is still the order of the day, however; it's not meant to be a Corvette.
Show full review 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. You really have to anticipate when you make your move, because there's no extra oomph to pull you out of a jam — you just floor the gas pedal and hope. Optional 15-inchers and anti-lock brakes are available. Given that Chicago is a city of loud-talkers, this might be an unfair criticism of the Aveo5, but you can hear conversations of people walking by on the street. Snide remarks regarding the sedan's styling are common, but reviewers are less critical of the new five-door.
Chevrolet has even attempted a bit of style and upscale feel, giving the 2009 Chevy Aveo a two-tone tan-and-black theme with fake wood trim. Aveo5 hatchbacks with the automatic averaged 28. The headlights sweep up into the bodywork uncomfortably, the fender vents behind the rear wheels are laughably corny, the hubcaps have fake plastic bolts, and the rest of the car is just bland and boring. Both models have a lot of cargo space for their sizes, but if you need the most room, choose the hatchback. Based on those criteria, I think the Aveo5 looks pretty good, but the problem is that the Fit and Versa look better and are close to the same price.