Required on vehicles ordered from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands where OnStar service is not available. Adequacy is the recurring theme with the 2009 Chevy Aveo. Expect nearly 400 miles per tank. The Chevy models have a routine 1. Send Bill an Hide full review. Meanwhile, higher-end features such as satellite radio, a large sunroof, and cruise control are available as options.
The 2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 gets a facelift and a refreshed interior, but the Aveo sedan rests on the styling updates it received in 2007. If you read newspaper editorials, America is on a course for change, namely thrift and less conspicuous consumption than the previous 40 years have enjoyed. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Interior matiers are improved for 2009, including optional faux metallic, woodgrain, and carbon-fiber trim. It's a front-wheel-drive subcompact that's available in two body styles; the Aveo sedan and the new-for-2009 Aveo5 hatchback.
The steering is direct and the suspension is well-tuned for day-to-day commuting. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not available in Maine or Vermont. With the specter of high gas prices looming over American drivers, the efficient and generally competent 2009 Chevy Aveo should be among the small cars on anyone's shopping list. Do not use for vehicles that will be registered in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island or Washington. It's not hard to understand why: the extra door gives them the edge in versatility over their sedan counterparts.
Diagnostic capability varies by model. It should feel machined and taut. Our model did come with seat-mounted side-impact airbags. The Aveo was one of the least expensive models in the class when it was new, so standard features are few. Given how light the Aveo5 is — 2,546 pounds with a manual transmission — I seriously think its mileage could be thrown off if you had to drive into a stiff headwind. Oil Pan Engine Oil 12 ft-lbs. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions.
The 2009 Chevrolet Aveo has poor safety ratings. The Aveo sedan was redesigned in 2007, and the sedan models have continued on relatively unchanged since. Then again, maybe I was just getting too big a whiff of exhaust. The Focus has a more powerful engine, but while the Focus has good fuel economy, the Aveo gets more miles per gallon. Verify your engine specs with a service manual for your year and model.
We have truly horrid roads in Chicago, and the little Aveo5 was downright pleasant for such a small car. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. The second thing that bugged me was the lack of storage cubbies. The automatic is relatively responsive. The design is bland, but inoffensive and simple, unlike the busy interiors of some of the Aveo's competitors.
In short, it represents a nice compromise — for a small car — between a mushy boulevard ride and a too-hard-for-the-real-world suspension tuning. The bad news is that the competition has such cars too, and theirs are simply better in many ways. Like most small cars, the Aveo's short wheelbase makes it bounce too much over freeway expansion joints and the like. Flexplate Automatic Flywheel Clutch Thread Locker 60 ft-lbs. Aveo's body leans more in turns than class rivals.
The second row has pretty good space for the class, but in the sedan, some passengers may want more headroom. The bad news is that the competition has such cars too, and theirs are simply better in many ways. The manual tranny's gear ratios are too wide, leaving the car underpowered on highway grades and ultimately compromising fuel economy. The lowest rated vehicles 1-star are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles 5-stars. All figures are unimpressive for the class.
Other Cars to Consider The stands out with impressive available cabin technology for its segment, like the voice-activated Sync infotainment system. Each carries the same price tag regardless of body style, making the Aveo5 the more-car-for-the-buck bargain. Diagnostic capability varies by model. The engine is a 1. Based on those criteria, I think the Aveo5 looks pretty good, but the problem is that the Fit and Versa look better and are close to the same price.
An optional leatherette package covers the seats and steering wheel. Find what turns you on. Step 5: additional 10 degrees. However, the soft spring settings and good shock absorbers help smooth out even that common problem better than we expected. Currently the Chevrolet Aveo has a score of 6.