2011 Chevrolet Aveo

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Key Specs

of the 2011 Chevrolet Aveo. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    31 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    108-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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
2011 Chevrolet Aveo exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2011 Chevrolet Aveo

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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 a...
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



Latest 2011 Aveo Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(3.5)
Performance
(3.0)
Interior Design
(3.4)
Comfort
(3.5)
Reliability
(3.2)
Value For The Money
(3.4)

Latest Reviews

(3.0)

Great on gas

by Lanny393 from Towanda, pa on May 30, 2018

Cheap little car, paid 5k for it with 22k miles on it, seats are very comfortable, not alot of room, but didn't expect it to be. Has been a reliable cat so far. Replaced tie rod ends at 52k. It serves ... Read full review

(4.0)

Great little car

by chanteleY from Winnipeg, Mb on May 15, 2018

As a High School student, my daughter was looking to get a good used little car that she would also still be able to make payments on while attending University. We test drove and bought the Aveo and ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2011 Chevrolet Aveo currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2011 Chevrolet Aveo has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Chevrolet

Program Benefits

Two Factory-Backed Warranties, CPO Scheduled Maintenance Program, Vehicle Inspection & Reconditioning, 3-Day/150-Mile Vehicle Exchange Program, 24/7 Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation, OnStar & SiriusXM Satellite Radio Trial Offers, and a Carfax Vehicle History Report

  • Limited Warranty

    Two Factory-Backed Warranties

    6-Year/100,000-Mile, Powertrain Limited Warranty and a 12- Month/12,000-Miles, Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty, both with $0 deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172-Point Inspection & Reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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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.

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