2011 Chevrolet Aveo

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$11,965

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2011 Chevrolet Aveo
2011 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

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2011 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

2011 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 restyled for 2010, and GM says it is planning to introduce a new Aveo for the 2012 model year.

(Skip to details on the: Aveo5)

New for 2011
There are no significant changes.

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.

  • Standard 14-inch wheels
  • Available 15-inch wheels
  • Available fog lamps
  • Chrome-accented grille

Interior
The Aveo’s interior includes a standard 60/40-split folding backseat and a fold-flat front passenger seat that expands the cargo area for longer items. Interior options include imitation wood trim, faux leather seats and a power moonroof.

  • Standard OnStar communication system with six months of Directions and Connections service (subscription required afterward)
  • Available XM Satellite Radio
  • Standard AM/FM stereo with MP3 jack
  • Optional air conditioning

Under the Hood
The Aveo is powered by GM’s Ecotec 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, which was boosted for 2010 to produce 108 horsepower 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 standard five-speed manual transmission or optional four-speed automatic.

  • 14-inch wheels standard
  • 15-inch wheels optional
  • Two-tone cabin available
  • Standard side-impact airbags
  • Optional antilock brakes Back to top

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.7
  • Interior design 3.7
  • Performance 3.2
  • Value for the money 3.5
  • Exterior styling 3.8
  • Reliability 3.2

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

Excellent little car

Great car. I take it in for the free oil changes with their coupon. It is awesome around town, but haven't tried long distance on the freeway. It doesn't seem to have a lot of get up and go at the stop light. I love my little car. It's all I need.

5.0

very good cofertable nicegood miles good condatio

legroom good gas miles good price insurance good and very good all price good great service plan save money like it bracke good and nice ilike to buy but sold when come back

3.9

nice car for a female

Drives ok. Its a 2011 aveo lt. Why it does not have power locks & the clock won't stay on the right time. But I give it s 8

See all 53 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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