2010 Chevrolet Aveo vs. Its Competition

2010 Chevrolet Aveo
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The Aveo5 hatchback, one of the least expensive vehicles on the market today, can be had new for under $13,000.

The Nissan Versa, in comparison, drives and feels like a larger vehicle, offers a roomier cabin, and provides a smoother, settled highway ride.

Another rival that's hard to beat is the Honda Fit, benefits from a sporty driving character, roomy cabin, a customizable seating solution, and best-in-class safety.

Other base models exist at the same price point of the Aveo, namely the Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio, and Toyota Yaris .

None feel as roomy as the Aveo, but the Korean Hyundai-Kia siblings are more fun to drive at the costs of stiffer rides and noisier engines.

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Quick Specs
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The 2010 Chevrolet Aveo and Aveo5 are worth considering if the bulk of your driving is done around the city—but there are plenty of better small-car options that don't cost much more.
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Look beyond the appearance of the 2010 Honda Fit, which admittedly won’t quicken pulses. Honda nails the rest with the peppy, spacious, and frugal Fit.
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If frugal simplicity and penny-pinching is what you want, the 2010 Hyundai Accent has it.
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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.
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The 2010 Nissan Versa is one of the best-value cars available on the market. Just remember that at its cheapest, you won’t be getting too much in the way of features.
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Improved safety features make the 2010 Toyota Yaris an even more alluring package for those watching every penny in a new-car purchase.
MSRP From     
$11,965$14,900$9,970$11,695$9,990$12,605
Gas Mileage     
27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy
Engine     
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 Blue4-Door Sedan Manual4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.6 Base3-Door LB Manual (SE)
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     
4 Door Sedan5 Door Hatchback3 Door HB4dr Sdn4 Door Sedan3 Door Hatchback
Transmission     
Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/ODManualManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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