The new Chevy Aveo will no longer be the smallest car in the Chevrolet lineup; a small Spark city car is due sometime in 2011.
But the Aveo still will compete against the smallest cars from Honda, Ford and others, mostly because of its base price and marketing.
The Ford Fiesta's been the subject of a media campaign to stir up interest in its jazzy looks and pert performance; it hardly needs it, since in handling and looks, it's small--in the good, European way.
The Honda Fit's a minivan in comparison, with lots of interior room and less of a premium placed on handling.
The Fiat 500 will be Chrysler's least expensive city-car option, and it's a charming two-door that may also come to the U.S.
via Italy as a convertible.
|2011 Chevrolet Aveo||2011 Ford Fiesta||2011 FIAT 500||2010 Honda Fit|
|$11,965Browse Used Listings||$13,200Browse Used Listings||N/ABrowse Used Listings||$14,900Browse Used Listings|
|27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||28 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy||27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy|
|Gas 4-Cylinder||Gas I4||N/A||Gas I4|
|Compact||Subcompact||N/A||Small Station Wagon|
|4-Door Sedan LS||4-Door Sedan S||N/A||5-Door HB Manual|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front-wheel drive||N/A||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan||N/A||5 Door Hatchback|