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Car and Driver
“the Aveo5 only makes sense as stripped down, no-nonsense transportation”
“practical, utilitarian and with no complicated high-tech systems to learn”
Cars even in this low-price category come with a lot of extras standard these days, and the Aveo is no different.
The base Aveo LS comes with a tilt steering wheel, rear-window defroster, AM/FM audio system with an auxiliary input jack for an iPod or other device, intermittent windshield wipers, and OnStar as standard. The 1LT packages add air conditioning and a CD player to the audio system, while the 2LT package packs on more, including cruise control, power heated exterior rearview mirrors, XM Satellite Radio, and remote keyless entry. Available options for the 2LT models include a sunroof, perforated leatherette (vinyl) seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and Bluetooth connectivity (this feature is also optional on 1LT trims).
Automobile Magazine finds that “the Aveo5 only makes sense as stripped down, no-nonsense transportation. Whereas there's a certain quirky logic to paying $18,000 for a loaded Fit, it's almost impossible to see why someone would pay more than $14,000 for an Aveo.”
Storage and convenience bins are found all over the interior, and higher-end features such as cruise control, XM, and a large sunroof are also offered.
The base LS includes standard side airbags, variable intermittent windshield wipers, a tilting steering wheel, and a stereo with an audio input jack. Air conditioning requires a $1,000 price increase and upgrading to the 1LT model. Options for this model include power accessories and anti-lock brakes. Car and Driver points out that “choosing an auto-equipped 1LT makes the most sense if you plan to use the Aveo as a no-frills commuter vehicle.”
The 2010 Chevrolet Aveo can be equipped quite well compared to other small cars, though stacking on the options raises the price rapidly.