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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Chevrolet Aveo (11-15) review.

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Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5
Chevrolet Aveo (08-11) - rated 2.5 out of 5
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PROS

Good value for money, low running costs

CONS

Heavily based on ageing Kalos, no diesel option

PROS

Good value for money, low running costs

CONS

Heavily based on ageing Kalos, no diesel option

Chevrolet Aveo rivals

Mitsubishi
Colt
3 out of 5 3.0
Citroën
C3
2.5 out of 5 2.5

Apart from the vastly updated cabin and a few exterior style tweaks, the Chevrolet Aveo still closely resembles the ageing Kalos that it replaces. It’s certainly an improvement and passengers are treated to a more composed ride and fewer irritating trim rattles. That’s because the budget interior has been replaced by a smarter design. Well-assembled dashboard plastics are easier on the eye and the chrome-detailed buttons and switches are a much needed, upmarket revision.

But the unmistakeable similarities are difficult to ignore, so think of the Aveo as a facelifted model rather than an all-new car. Buyers looking for no-frills motoring, who can forgive low-quality in return for low-cost, should consider a cheaper Kalos instead. Otherwise, try better all-rounders like the Suzuki Swift or Vauxhall Corsa.

Chevrolet Aveo rivals

Mitsubishi
Colt
3 out of 5 3.0
Citroën
C3
2.5 out of 5 2.5