2007 Chevrolet Aveo

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2007 Chevrolet Aveo Review

Note: This review was created when the 2007 Chevrolet Aveo was new.

The Aveo delivers economy on sticker price and gas mileage, but little else. The Aveo doesn't compete effectively with the top subcompacts on driving performance, safety features or fuel economy. If you're in the market for a value-priced small car, you should also consider the Honda Fit.

Pros & Cons

  • Low sticker price
  • Interior materials seem higher quality than expected for such an inexpensive car
  • Roomier than many subcompacts
  • Weak engine
  • Poor, under-assisted steering
  • Mediocre fuel economy compared to the Fit and Yaris
  • Few standard safety features, and side curtain airbags aren't even available as an optional upgrade
  • Some find the front seats uncomfortable during extended driving

Research & Ratings

Currently, the Chevrolet Aveo has a score of 6.5 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 43 pieces of research and data.




Critics' Rating: 6.4
Performance: 6.1
Interior: 7.3
Safety: 6.7
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2007 Chevrolet Aveo Overview

Despite a 2007 facelift, the Korean-built Chevrolet Aveo's unchanged mechanics still make it one of the weaker cars in the subcompact class. But although reviewers see the Aveo as uninspired, some still think it's a decent choice for value, thanks to an extremely low sticker price. Kelley Blue Book notes the Aveo's reasonable value, commenting, "If you only have about $10-12K to spend on a new car, you'll love the Aveo. It's inexpensive but not stripped, and its interior is actually quite roomy." The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writer points out that, "At that price you don't expect much fun or excitement - you're shopping for basic solid transportation, and Aveo fits that bill."

But others disagree. The Detroit News calls the Aveo "pricey" considering how much equipment it lacks. About.com notes "The Aveo doesn't have much of a price advantage compared to comparably equipped Japanese cars like the Nissan Versa and the Honda Fit," and concludes that the Aveo "is not a particularly good buy." It adds that Aveo buyers "may want to look at used cars as well--you can get a very nicely equipped certified used car for the same eleven grand." IntelliChoice gives the Aveo a rating of "worse than average" for its predicted five-year total cost of ownership, compared to other vehicles in its class.

The 2007 Chevrolet Aveo comes in two body styles, the Aveo sedan and the Aveo5 hatchback.


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