2008 Chevrolet Aveo vs. Its Competition

2008 Chevrolet Aveo LS
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Priced at less than $11,000, including destination, for the SVM hatchback model, the Aveo5 is one of the cheapest vehicles available in the U.S., although base models of the Rio, Accent, and Yaris are in the same price range.

The Rio and Accent, which are mechanically related to each other don't feel quite as roomy, are much more fun to drive than the Aveo, although they have a bit more engine noise from inside the cabin.

The Fit and Yaris feel peppy, light, and nimble on the road, though both can also be noisy inside.

The Yaris hatchback is quite tight on passenger space, while the Fit is cavernous and has an innovative Magic Seat arrangement, along with best-in-class safety.

Of them all, the Versa drives most like a larger vehicle, in a positive sense, with a smooth, settled ride on the highway, as well as a roomy interior.

Nearly all of these vehicles get better fuel economy than the 2008 Chevrolet Aveo.

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Quick Specs
5.8
The 2008 Chevrolet Aveo has a bargain-basement price, and with the exception of good interior comfort, you get what you pay for.
7.4
The 2008 Honda Fit is one of the smallest cars on the road, but it’s fun to drive, huge inside, and a tremendous value.
6.4
The 2008 Hyundai Accent delivers econocar basics with a high-quality interior and fun handling for a great price.
6.6
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.
7.0
The 2008 Nissan Versa isn’t particularly sporty, fashionable, or innovative, but it offers an astonishing amount of space, comfort, and features for the money.
5.6
The 2008 Toyota Yaris is one of the cheapest, and cheapest to run, of all new vehicles.
MSRP From     
$10,235$13,950$10,775$10,890$12,880$11,550
Gas Mileage     
24 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas 4-CylinderGas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas 4-cylGas I4
EPA Class     
SubcompactSmall Station WagonCompactCompactCompactSubcompact
Style Name     
5-Door HB SVM5-Door HB Manual3-Door HB Manual GS *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan Manual4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 S3-Door HB Manual (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront wheel drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
5 Door Hatchback5-Door Hatchback3 Door HB Coupe4dr Sdn4 Door Sedan3 Door Hatchback
Transmission     
Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/ODManualManual