Chevrolet Kalos (05-08) - Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 21 Feb 2011
2
It may not be the most stylish or sporty of small hatchbacks, but the compact shape and generous specification make the Chevrolet Kalos a good car for small families or those who don't travel long distances. It competes at the value-for-money end of the small car market alongside models like the Hyundai Getz and Citroen C3.

Chevrolet Kalos (05-08)
Value for money and cheap to run, well equipped
Lacks refinement, cheap interior, noisy on the motorway

New price range:

£7,149 - £10,470

Used price range:

£689 - £3,145

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

2 out of 5

It may not be the most stylish or sporty of small hatchbacks, but the compact shape and generous specification make the Chevrolet Kalos a good car for small families or those who don't travel long distances. It competes at the value-for-money end of the small car market alongside models like the Hyundai Getz and Citroen C3. It was previously available as the Daewoo Kalos (see separate review), with the same styling and as similarly low prices. But unlike this Chevrolet, it wasn't available with three-doors. It may be cheap to buy, but this shows in the lack of interior quality and refinement - which is especially noticeable at motorway speeds.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

2 out of 5

Performance

2.5 out of 5

Handling

2.5 out of 5

Comfort

2.5 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

2 out of 5

Reliability

3 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

2 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 I think the most practical thing about my car is the size. It is smaller than my old car and very easy to park.  

4 out of 5

Sharon Lawrence ,   03 Feb 2008    ... read more

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