2011 Chevrolet Aveo Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, The addition of standard cabin air filtration and two new exterior colors are the only changes for the 2011 Aveo. The new colors are Silver Ice Metallic and Summit White. “New GM” promises the ’12 Aveo launching in early 2011, will transform the Chevy into a world-class subcompact. Until then, expect heavy discounts and incentives to clear the lots of this model.
GM’s entry level 2011 Aveo was created after the carmaker bought the Daewoo from South Korea. Debuting in 2004, the Aveo is now in the last year of its second generation. This car represents the former thinking of GM; it lacks what rivals offer in this car segment; a segment that just started gaining attention in the US market.
The 2007 Aveo hatchback and sedan were refreshed and in 2009, the Aveo got some additional, minor refreshments. Like the Honda Fit, the Aveo has a height equaling 59.3 inches, plenty of vertical space, and ample front and rear legroom. Despite its spaciousness and its decent fuel economy, the Aveo lags in other aspects. It is struggling against cars that are three years its senior in the compact car segment too.
The sleek styling of this car’s replacement promises good things to come. Until then, the Aveo is stuck with gawky and cheap-looking exterior styling. Think Daewoo with a bowtie grille and 14- or 15-inch wheels. The 1LT adds, six-speaker AM/FM stereo/CD/MP3 player and floor mats. The 2LT adds heated power sideview mirrors, power windows, locks, remote keyless entry and alarm, cruise control, deluxe cloth seats, wheel-mounted audio controls and XM radio.
Aveo’s Ecotec four makes 108 horsepower and 104 pound-feet of torque. You buy cars like this for price and fuel efficiency, and the manual version is competitive while the four-speed automatic falls short of its competitors’ fuel efficiency. If you want any semblance of performance in this car, the manual is the only choice. Steering feel and handling are subpar.
Side-impact and dual-stage front airbags are standard. Four-channel anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution are optional. The four-speed automatic has Hill Control Mode, which lets the driver hold a higher gear on slippery roads.
Bodystyles: Sedan, four-door hatchback.
Engine: 1.6L I-4
Transmissions: 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic
Models: LS, 1LT, 2LT
EPA Fuel Economy
27 mpg city/35 mpg highway (manual); 25 mpg city/34 mpg highway (automatic)
Price : $11,965 – $14,100