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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Chevrolet Aveo (11-15) review.

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

New price £9,195 - £12,835
Used price £455 - £2,095
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £125 - £200
Insurance group 14 - 16 How much is it to insure?

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

Written by David Ross on

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 That’s because the budget interior has been replaced by a smarter design.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