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in 2011 Affordable Small Cars

Avg. Price Paid: $8,050 - $10,076
Original MSRP: $11,965 - $15,365
MPG: 27 City / 35 Hwy
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2011 Chevrolet Aveo Interior

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The 2011 Chevrolet Aveo’s interior is a decent place to be, but lags behind many vehicles in the sub-compact class. Headroom is good and comfort is on par for the class. Some competitors, however, have raised the bar for interior looks and materials. Some test drivers think the Aveo5 is the more upscale option.

  • "Among the more pleasant subcompact cars. There is plenty of hard plastic, but its texturing lends substance. Aveo5 models are more upscale than the sedans, with nice two-tone surfaces to go along with wood-grain and satin-finish trim." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "The dashboard is simplicity at its best, clearly showing all the information the driver needs." -- Kelley Blue Book

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Seats

For such an inexpensive car, the Aveo’s seating reviews are pretty positive. Reviewers say drivers have a commanding view of the road and plenty of head room. Taller passengers may want more leg room, but the seats are comfortable. Like most compacts, the Aveo’s rear row doesn’t have much space for adults.  

  • "Aveo benefits from a tall seating position, which makes for excellent visibility while having little impact on headroom. Taller passengers will wish for more legroom, though. The seats are comfortable and supportive." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "With the front seats all the way back, there is very minimal legroom for rear-seat passengers." -- Kelley Blue Book

Interior Features

Reviewers find the Aveo's interior cheap-looking, but not offensive. Some even say the features offered and the quality of their materials is noteworthy considering the vehicle's overall price. Base Aveos are poorly equipped, lacking the availability of air-conditioning, power windows or locks and cruise control. These items are available with the 1LT trim. The base model does, however, have a standard auxiliary jack.

  • "The gauges are easy to read. The audio and climate controls are clearly marked, simple to operate, and mounted high for easy access." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Sparse features." -- Motor Trend

Cargo

Offering a maximum of 37.2 cubic-feet of cargo room in the five-door Aveo5, cargo volume is far from best-in-class. The Nissan Versa hatchback is capable of hauling 50.4 cubic-feet of cargo. The sedan holds 12.4 cubic feet, which is good for the class.

  • "Neither body style offers much cargo room with the rear seats up. Split-folding rear seat backs help increase space. In-cabin storage is sparse, with a meager glovebox and a few small bins." -- Consumer Guide

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