2010 Chevrolet Aveo

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$11,965

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2010 Chevrolet Aveo
2010 Chevrolet Aveo

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

4 trims

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Our 2010 Chevrolet Aveo trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

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

2010 Chevrolet Aveo review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.6
  • Interior design 3.6
  • Performance 2.8
  • Value for the money 3.2
  • Exterior styling 3.7
  • Reliability 3.2

Most recent consumer reviews

3.6

No own better

Wish the car dealership wouldn't been so miss leading, we are good people and I guess all people are not right. The car should have been sold at the price that was on the cars.com website.

1.7

2 motors blew on my Aveo

Coolant hoses were replaced then the motor blew because of over heating then put a year newer motor in and the the same 5hing happened and alot of other thing. During the 2yrs of owning it we put over 5k into it this car and it wasn't because of high mileage. Don't have the death trap anymore but still paying it off

5.0

Great car

This car is just perfect for my niece's first car. It is very roomy, easy to drive, has plenty of amenities. There are little to no blindspots and I can trust that it will serve her well for years to come.

See all 24 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
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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