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2010 Kia Rio

2009 Chevrolet Aveo

  2010 Kia Rio 2009 Chevrolet Aveo
MSRP
$11,695
$11,965
Invoice $11,470 $11,426
MPG
City/Highway
27/36 27/34
Rating
6.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
5.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2010 Kia Rio has a little more personality than some other inexpensive small cars, but low safety scores and a lack of refinement hamper its appeal. Read Full Review 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
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Good handling and maneuverability
  • Smart styling (especially Rio5)
  • Basic versatility and utility of Rio5

Dislikes:

  • Boomy engine noise
  • Kludgy manual shifter
  • Side-impact ratings

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
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