• (3.9) 11 reviews
  • Available Prices: $2,599–$8,031
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 31
  • Engine: 108-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual w/OD
2010 Chevrolet Aveo

Our Take on the Latest Model 2010 Chevrolet Aveo

What We Don't Like

  • Uncomfortable seats
  • No side curtain airbags
  • Antilock brakes optional
  • Some cheap controls

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 Reviews

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

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

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

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


Average based on 11 reviews

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Nicest car I own

by Trinhdashiell from Longmont,Colorado.80405 on September 29, 2017

Love the car with awesome service. Professional seller and Excellent Dealership! Will come back for another vehicle.

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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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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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