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2010 Chevrolet Aveo

$2,369 — $8,001 USED
Sedan
5 Seats
31 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Standard 100,000-mile warranty
  • Unmistakable Chevy styling
  • Upscale interior (Aveo LT)
  • Front and rear visibility
  • Best gas mileage out of its competitors

The Bad

  • Uncomfortable seats
  • No side curtain airbags
  • Antilock brakes optional
  • Some cheap controls
2010 Chevrolet Aveo exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2010 Chevrolet Aveo
  • Sedan and hatchback models
  • 108-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder
  • Standard side-impact airbags
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Available premium options

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
As General Motors' primary contender in the subcompact market, the four-door Aveo sedan competes with other entry-level vehicles, including the Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio. The hatchback Aveo5 was redesigned for 2010.
(Skip to details on the Aveo5)


New for 2010
For 2010, the Aveo gets two more horsepower, for a total of 108, from its 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine.

Exterior
The Aveo's design creates the illusion of a larger car, with contoured side feature lines running front to rear, pronounced "shoulders" over the wheel openings, and body-colored doorsills. Three-dimensional headlights and bold, round taillamps also add to the car's exterior character.

The Aveo sedan is longer than any of its competitors, at 169.7 inches. It's also the widest, at 67.3 inches, which is half an inch wider. The Aveo is taller than the Accent and Rio at 59.3 inches.
  • Available 15-inch wheels (standard on 2LT)
  • Fog lamps standard on 2LT
  • Chrome-accented grille


Interior
The Aveo's interior includes a standard 60/40-split folding backseat and a fold-flat front passenger seat, which expands the cargo area for longer items. Interior options include imitation wood trim, faux leather seats and a power moonroof. Cabin and cargo dimensions put the Aveo on par with competing sedans.
  • Available XM Satellite Radio
  • Standard AM/FM stereo with MP3 jack
  • 12.4 cubic feet of trunk space


Under the Hood
The Aveo is powered by GM's 1.6-liter Ecotec four-cylinder engine, which ha...
Vehicle Overview
As General Motors' primary contender in the subcompact market, the four-door Aveo sedan competes with other entry-level vehicles, including the Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio. The hatchback Aveo5 was redesigned for 2010.
(Skip to details on the Aveo5)


New for 2010
For 2010, the Aveo gets two more horsepower, for a total of 108, from its 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine.

Exterior
The Aveo's design creates the illusion of a larger car, with contoured side feature lines running front to rear, pronounced "shoulders" over the wheel openings, and body-colored doorsills. Three-dimensional headlights and bold, round taillamps also add to the car's exterior character.

The Aveo sedan is longer than any of its competitors, at 169.7 inches. It's also the widest, at 67.3 inches, which is half an inch wider. The Aveo is taller than the Accent and Rio at 59.3 inches.
  • Available 15-inch wheels (standard on 2LT)
  • Fog lamps standard on 2LT
  • Chrome-accented grille


Interior
The Aveo's interior includes a standard 60/40-split folding backseat and a fold-flat front passenger seat, which expands the cargo area for longer items. Interior options include imitation wood trim, faux leather seats and a power moonroof. Cabin and cargo dimensions put the Aveo on par with competing sedans.
  • Available XM Satellite Radio
  • Standard AM/FM stereo with MP3 jack
  • 12.4 cubic feet of trunk space


Under the Hood
The Aveo is powered by GM's 1.6-liter Ecotec four-cylinder engine, which has been boosted for 2010 to put out 108 hp and 105 pounds-feet of torque. Transmissions include a standard five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic.
  • Electronic throttle control
  • Standard power rack-and-pinion steering
  • Four-speed automatic can hold higher gears to help with traction on slippery surfaces


Safety
The Aveo boasts standard front- and side-impact airbags for the front seats. Side curtain airbags are not available.
  • Available antilock brakes (requires higher trim level)
  • Stability system not available


Chevrolet Aveo5
The Aveo5 is the hatchback version of Chevrolet's value-priced small car. The Aveo5 has a special grille treatment that doesn't look anything like the sedan. The large rectangular grille dominates the Aveo5's front, and it's split by a body-colored section with the Chevy bowtie logo on it. Front bucket seats and 60/40-split flip-and-fold rear seats offer room for up to five people. All trims feature an Ecotec 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 108 horsepower. All trims come with a five-speed manual transmission, or an optional four-speed automatic.
  • Chrome vents on front fender
  • Clear-lens taillights
  • 14-inch wheels standard
  • 15-inch wheels optional
  • 15 cubic feet of cargo room
  • 37.2 cubic feet of cargo room with 60/40-split rear seat folded
  • Two-tone cabin available
  • Standard side-impact airbags
  • Optional antilock brakes
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Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

3.4
18 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(3.8)
Performance
(2.9)
Interior Design
(3.7)
Comfort
(3.7)
Reliability
(3.4)
Value For The Money
(3.7)

Read reviews that mention:

(1.0)

To much money fixing the junk

by Piece of junk Chevy Aveo owner from Hope nj on October 22, 2018

I thought there was some things wrong from the beginning took it back nothing is wrong oh I bought it brand new poured so much money into car I wanna to run it off a cliff cause the car still doesn?t ... Read full review

(1.0)

I wish they had a lower rating than 1 star

by bonnieshaw69 from Spokane wa on July 25, 2018

I bought this car almost a year ago used. It seemed great at first it only had 59,000 miles on it. It had an over heating problem right after i got it but I took it back to the place i bought it from ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2010 Chevrolet Aveo currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2010 Chevrolet Aveo has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Chevrolet

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)

  • Powertrain

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Aveo received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker