• (3.6) 25 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,461$7,745
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 29
  • Engine: 103-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2008 Chevrolet Aveo

Our Take on the 2008 Chevrolet Aveo

After just three years on the market, Chevrolet's entry-level Aveo sedan underwent an extensive redesign in 2007. With all the work done last year, little has changed for the sedan in 2008 except for tweaks to trim packages. The bigger news is the return of the Aveo5 hatchback. As General Mo... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • No longer bargain-priced
  • Uncomfortable seats
  • No side curtain airbags
  • Some cheap controls
  • Gas mileage not as high as competitors

Notable Features

  • Sedan and hatchback models
  • Aveo5 hatchback returns
  • Standard side-impact airbags
  • Available premium options

2008 Chevrolet Aveo Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in September 2006 about the LT version of the 2007 Chevrolet Aveo. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what details are different this year, check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. GM brought the Korean-built Chevy Aveo stateside for the 2004 model year, and a restyled Aveo sedan is available for 20... Read full review for the 2008 Chevrolet Aveo

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 25 reviews

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a starter car

by a father from Sacramento,CA on July 30, 2009

This is the second aveo,the first was a 04 and was rear ended by a car doing 40mph,did not look that bad but repairs were more than car was worth. So far no problems. Daughter using car for school she... Read Full Review

2 Trim Levels Available

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2008 Chevrolet Aveo Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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