The seatback is somewhat better. We've always been more impressed with the Chevrolet Aveo's ride than its handling. Chevy says the suspension has been tuned for sportier handling, with tighter damping in the front. Edmunds reports that the base Chevrolet Aveo model does come with front seat side airbags as standard equipment, but not side curtain airbags. Its ride is tuned more for comfort than sporty driving, and this is where it differs from the frisky Honda Fit. Honda, Toyota and Nissan already are in this segment, but U.
Try and go fast through a moderately tight turn and the Aveo's body leans quite a bit. Child-seat provisions include two lower in each outboard rear seat. Interior materials and styling differentiate the Aveo from some of its value-priced competitors. About the best Chevy can hope is that the resulting rubber-duck ugliness appeals to grownups still missing their favorite tub toy. Honda, Toyota and Nissan already are in this segment, but U. Worse yet, gas mileage is beat by all major competitors — and some of them feel noticeably quicker.
As is the case in most small sedans, headroom in back is tight. It doesn't have a tape player, even. Front restraints can be tilted forward, a feature that could mitigate whiplash if used properly. Crucial safety items like side curtain airbags are missing. All in All a great vehicle all the way around including fit and finish. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, a four-speed automatic is optional.
But there's plenty of headroom and the cabin has an open, airy feel. Take away the nifty options and new styling, and the Aveo has improved little from the first-generation car. According to the information I have read, the car is 4 star rated in crash test so that makes me feel safe. Sun lovers, beware: often rob around an inch of headroom, and my car did not include the optional one. That's part of the price for a more comfortable ride, particularly on a broken surface. All 2008 Chevrolet Aveo models have a 103-hp, 1.
Overall I drove for 10 years and love it. To get all the available options, Cars. . Steering is moderate, and is unimpressive. Summary The Chevrolet Aveo offers attractive pricing and a pleasant interior. I am very much satisfied with my aveo. It has personality all right, but it's not the kind everyone will like.
Chevrolet also markets a companion hatchback, now called the Aveo5. The glove box is about the size I expect for a compact car. The climate and audio controls are easy to use and the driver's seat adjusts for height and it drives well. The tall body affords plenty of headroom or a boxlike cargo space with the seats folded. Aveo is available as a four-doorway sedan or an adaptable several-doorway hatchback named the Aveo5. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-950-2438 -. Yes it needs more power ,but it's a fun car to drive.
The Aveo includes for front and outboard rear passengers. All are powered by a 1. Whether as a hatchback or sedan, the 2008 Chevrolet Aveo has a well-designed interior, with lots of passenger space for four full-size adults or three kids across the backseat. Chevrolet also markets a companion hatchback, now called the Aveo5. The Honda Fit proves that not every flyweight engine need exhibit these characteristics. The Aveo was widely up-to-date for 2007 to improve competitiveness with an influx of new subcompacts, such as the Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, and Hyundai Accent.
If it doesn't surprise or delight, it won't disgust or anger you, either. Build quality is pretty good and a redesign for 2007 addressed its lack of style. As of this writing, neither the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety nor the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has crash tested the 2007 Aveo. Gas mileage you would think would be great considering how small the car is. What it does offer is an economical sticker price, and efficient point A-to-B transportation. Car and Driver is another source that doesn't exactly heap praise on this particular Chevrolet; 2008 versions are better than previous Aveos, but people demand more today.