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2009 Chevy Aveo 2009 Honda Fit 2009 Scion tC
     
4-door LS
  • 4-door LS
  • 4-door LT 1LT
  • 4-door LT 2LT
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Manual Sport with Navigation
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation
2dr HB Man (Natl)
  • 2dr HB Man (Natl)
  • 2dr HB Man (GS)
  • 2dr HB Man (SE)
  • 2dr HB Auto (Natl)
  • 2dr HB Auto (GS)
  • 2dr HB Auto (SE)

Prices

MSRP $11,965 $14,750 $17,000
Invoice $11,427 $14,236 $16,150
Avg. Paid $6,030 $9,035 $9,848

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.6 8.9 8.6
Critics' Rating 6.8 9.8 9.1
Performance 6.7 8.3 7.8
Interior 7.4 9.1 7.8
Operating Cost 8.1 8.3 7.8
Safety 7.3 9.3 8.2
Reliability 2.0 4.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good passenger space for a subcompact
  • Class-competitive cargo space
  • Good fuel economy
  • Fun to drive
  • Plenty of passenger space
  • Large, versatile cargo hold
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
  • Class-leading reliability
  • Impressive cargo space for a coupe
  • Standard driver’s knee airbag
  • Standard USB port and Pioneer stereo
Cons
  • Slow acceleration
  • Few standard safety and interior features
  • Among the worst reliability and safety scores in the class
  • Competitors have standard electronic stability control
  • Low fuel economy ratings for the class
  • Poor safety scores

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas 4-Cylinder 1.6L/97.5 Gas I4 1.5L/91.4 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 27 City / 34 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy 20 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 5 Door Hatchback 3 Door Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 97.6 98.4 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 169.7 161.6 174.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.3 66.7 69.1
Height, Overall (in) 59.3 60.0 55.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard
Panoramic Roof Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Sunroof Sunshield Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2568 2489 2932

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Optional
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional
Rear Floor Mats Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90.2 90.8 84.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 40.4 37.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3 41.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 52.7 54.3
Front Hip Room (in) 51.6 51.5 53.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 39.0 36.6
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 34.5 33.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 51.3 50.0
Second Hip Room (in) 52.8 51.3 47.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.4 12.8

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Equalizer Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional
Premium Sound System Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas 4-Cylinder Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.6L/97.5 1.5L/91.4 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 106 @ 6400 117 @ 6600 161 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 105 @ 3800 106 @ 4800 162 @ 4000
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 33.0 34.4 36.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 27 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 33 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12 10.6 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front McPherson strut Macpherson strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion beam Torsion beam Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/coil springs MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone

Transmission

Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard