(3.4) 24 reviews
MSRP: $2,055$8,071
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 30
Engine: 106-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed manual w/OD
2009 Chevrolet Aveo

Our Take on the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo

Our Take

As General Motors' primary contender in the subcompact market, the four-door Aveo sedan competes with other entry-level vehicles, including the Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio and Scion xD. The hatchback Aveo5 was redesigned for 2009. (Skip to details on the Aveo 5) For 2009, the Aveo gets a 106-ho... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Uncomfortable seats
  • No side curtain airbags
  • Antilock brakes optional
  • Some cheap controls
  • Gas mileage not as high as competitors

Notable Features

  • Sedan and hatchback models
  • Hatchback redesigned
  • 106-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder
  • Standard side-impact airbags
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Available premium options


Our Expert Reviews

Within the first few minutes of testing the 2009 Chevy Aveo5, I discovered that its cargo area wasn't large enough to accommodate my stroller, and my rear-facing infant-safety seat barely fit in the backseat. I decided to alter my perspective and consider the Aveo5 as a car that might be better suited to a teenager or a first-time car buyer, rather than a mother of two young children. It&a... Read full review for the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo

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Consumer Reviews


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Nice Car

by LH from Western Kansas on January 16, 2012

Recently purcased a 2009 Aveo LT 5 door. Really like the little car and it is a fun to drive car. I'm 5'11 and weigh 210 pounds and find the car surprisingly comfortable. The only complaints i have is... Read Full Review

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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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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