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2 out of 5 2.0
Parkers overall rating: 2 out of 5 2.0
Chevrolet Kalos (05-08) - rated 2 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £7,149 - £10,470
Used price £175 - £1,045
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £200 - £260
Insurance group 12 - 18 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Value for money and cheap to run, well equipped

CONS

Lacks refinement, cheap interior, noisy on the motorway

Chevrolet Kalos rivals

Hyundai
Getz
2.5 out of 5 2.5
Kia
Rio
3 out of 5 3.0
Citroën
C3
2.5 out of 5 2.5

Written by Parkers on

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.

Chevrolet Kalos rivals

Hyundai
Getz
2.5 out of 5 2.5
Kia
Rio
3 out of 5 3.0
Citroën
C3
2.5 out of 5 2.5