2009 Chevrolet Aveo vs. Its Competition

2009 Chevrolet Aveo

Priced at less than $13,000, including destination, the Aveo5 hatchback is one of the cheapest vehicles available in the United States.

Out of all these competitors, the Nissan Versa drives and feels most like a larger vehicle, in a positive sense, with a smooth, settled ride on the highway, as well as a roomy interior.

Our next favorite would be the Honda Fit because of its sporty driving character, cavernous interior, Magic Seat arrangement, and best-in-class safety.

Base models of the Kia Rio, Hyundai Accent, and Toyota Yaris are in the same price range.

The Rio and Accent (mechanically related to each other) don't feel as roomy.

The Yaris is smaller inside, too.

The Korean pair is much more fun to drive than the Aveo, but they're not as refined because of their stiffer ride and noisier engines.

Nearly all of these vehicles get better fuel economy than the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo.

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Quick Specs
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.
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.
The 2008 Hyundai Accent delivers econocar basics with a high-quality interior and fun handling for a great price.
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.
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.
The 2008 Toyota Yaris is one of the cheapest, and cheapest to run, of all new vehicles.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
27 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
Gas 4-CylinderGas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas 4-cylGas I4
EPA Class     
CompactSmall Station WagonCompactCompactCompactSubcompact
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan LS5-Door HB Manual3-Door HB Manual GS *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan Manual4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 S3-Door HB Manual (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront wheel drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
4 Door Sedan5-Door Hatchback3 Door HB Coupe4dr Sdn4 Door Sedan3 Door Hatchback
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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