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2009 Chevrolet Aveo

2008 Kia Rio

  2009 Chevrolet Aveo 2008 Kia Rio
MSRP
$11,965
$10,890
Invoice $11,426 $10,465
MPG
City/Highway
27/34 25/38
Rating
5.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
6.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line If most of your driving is around town with little interstate travel, the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo and Aveo5 are worth a look, especially if you want a bow tie out front. Read Full Review The 2008 Kia Rio is a good choice among subcompacts and it’s stylish, but standard anti-lock brakes and better side-impact protection would help its case against the Honda Fit. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Good front headroom
  • Solid build quality
  • Peppy performance with manual transmission
  • Supple ride for a subcompact
  • Practical hatchback with Aveo5

Dislikes:

  • Ride at interstate speeds
  • Radio doesn't have tuning knob
  • Sedan's iffy crash-test results

Likes:

  • Perky styling
  • Inexpensive utility of Rio5
  • Sprightly handling

Dislikes:

  • Passenger side-impact protection
  • Engine noise
  • Manual shift feel
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