Chevrolet Orlando (11 on) - Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 28 May 2012
3.5
Orlando is a place where Walt Disney saw fit to locate an overpriced, tacky amusement park consisting of over-the-top, overpriced technology that, ordinarily, fails to meet expectation. Chevrolet’s new MPV may share the same name as the Floridian entertainment capital but, thankfully, the vehicle and the place have little in common.

Chevrolet Orlando (11 on)
Comfortable ride, practical innovative seating, spacious, strong diesel engine
Poor visibility, gutless petrol engine, unwieldy parcel shelf, poor residuals

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

Orlando is a place where Walt Disney saw fit to locate an overpriced, tacky amusement park consisting of over-the-top, overpriced technology that, ordinarily, fails to meet expectation. Chevrolet’s new MPV may share the same name as the Floridian entertainment capital but, thankfully, the vehicle and the place have little in common. The Orlando is Chevrolet’s first ever MPV and it’s a competent offering. It’s a reasonably priced, spacious and practical people carrier that puts function over form. The brick-inspired design might not be to everyone’s tastes but one might consider that a trifling price to pay for a decent school-runner that won’t break the bank. The Orlando – the new kid of the MPV block, complete with a five-year/100,000-mile warranty and attractive ownership benefits – may not have the reputation of rivals such as Ford’s Grand C-Max, Renault’s Grand Scenic, Citroen’s Grand Picasso, but they don’t boast a £16,345 entry level price and the kit levels offered by the new Chevrolet seven-seater. Does the Orlando have the edge over the grand masters of the MPV market? Read on to find out.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

3 out of 5

Buying new

3 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 The space in the car is excellent, including the third row and the boot level is a good height for loading and it is capacious.  

5 out of 5

Mark Madeley ,   03 Mar 2014    ... read more

 Very spacious inside despite compact dimensions - even the 3rd row of seats are adequate for average size passengers.  

4 out of 5

Paul Biggs ,   16 Oct 2013    ... read more

 The ability to carry 7 or fold the back seats down and have a massive boot, big enough for an electric wheelchair and a full trolley of shopping!  

5 out of 5

Mark Sharples ,   12 Apr 2013    ... read more

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