2007 Chevrolet Aveo Review

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2007 Chevrolet Aveo

The 2007 Chevy Aveo Enjoy Christmas cheer at gas stop.

By: Rex Roy

Photo: The Author

jingling you hear isn’t bells—it’s actually the change in your pocket after the 2007 Chevrolet Aveo11.9-gallon fuel tank. is but one of the joys of driving Chevy’s people hauler. The fact it is (actually) not bad to drive is another.

If a car type person, you may remember the Aveo was all-new in 2004. In a that shows just how today’s automotive world is, Motors elected to refurbish entry-level model for its fourth year. Good thing, as the Aveo’s competition is just as and includes solid players as the Hyundai Accent, the Honda and the Toyota Yaris.

Sipping to 60 mph

these other automotive fuel economy is the name of the and the Aveo’s 1.6-liter engine 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway with a manual, and 25/34 mpg with the 4-speed automatic ($850). The aluminum block engine out 103 horsepower and 107 ft.lb. torque technology like variable – that would be a dual-path, intake manifold. If you’re for pavement buckling power, elsewhere.

The powertrain gets the job of acceleration but it takes its time doing it. to 60 mph is measured with two digits in of the decimal, not one.

Performance of kind

Realistically, this car is not to star in the next Tokyo movie. But, it will take you and three of your to the movie theater … a fourth bud can along if he/she is kind of hip-wise. The Aveo’s tall provides plenty of headroom, up front.

In the rear, there’s ample for passengers up to around 5’10. is adequate up front, but this in the rear feels a bit pinched. The is aggravated by goofy cushion fitted to the rear of the front

They visually clean up the between the front seats’ and bottom cushions, but they out stiffly to jab rear-seat passengers in the On the plus side, materials the seats and dash looked and didn’t scream, You’re in a car, sucker. Panel were even, another sign.

Over the river…

Our period took place the Thanksgiving holiday, so we loaded the into the Aveo up for the two-hour to grandma’s to fully evaluate the capabilities. This test that the interior is plenty for about half that After the midway point, cushions get to feeling hard, and whine about the long to the steering wheel and the too-close of the … pedal. The cup holders drew poor reviews.

Up front, a pair springs out the center stack like an with extra large We wouldn’t recommend trusting to hold your Big Gulp. beverage rest stop was into the very rear of the console. Its shallow design compromises its effectiveness, so rear-seat are better off keeping their of choice tucked safely their knees.

We speak experience. The fact that is only one center arm rest to the driver’s seat) also criticism from the occupant of the passenger seat.

During our on the road, the interior proved quiet for a car in this class. at 80 mph, conversation was easy. we didn’t put a dB meter in the Aveo, it was quieter than the Accent SE we tested, and even seemed than the Saturn VUE Green we drove earlier in November.

The Chevy’s lack of wind and noise are to be commended.

The ride garnered positive comments. potholes and freeway expansion were handled capably. is little body lean in but the tiny P185/60R14 all-season don’t let you generate tons of acceleration. Understeer is expected and

One quibble is that the steering nervous at highways speeds. unsafe, mind you, always needing correction and in a comfortable on-center feel. this is remedied on the Aveo LT its lower profile 55 series tires.

Chevrolet Aveo

As previously noted, the does not present itself as a hot Completely in character, our provided was equipped with a 4-speed Gear shifts were smooth and well timed.

Eyeing the almost 10-percent in fuel economy, we wished we had a model with a 5-speed Along with a bump in mileage, we expect the extra cog make the Aveo feel and less like an inexpensive car. All Aveo models front disc and rear brakes.

The system is unremarkable in its and performance. Anti-lock brakes are something we find surprising in

Right for you?

Our 2007 LS stickered for a reasonable $13,425 adding in the $565 destination We recommend foregoing the automatic and option up to the LT model as you’ll from added features as power door locks and control that the LS doesn’t Be sure to check out the Aveo5 you make a final decision, as does offer a hatchback along with the sedan here.

Chevy’s Aveo is a strong in the class, and GM hopes its updates for will help keep the numbers at the top of charts. We can’t how well the car will do in 2007, but we do the Korean-built Aveo (by GM’s Daewoo) can rack up 400 miles a pit stop. Combined with new corporate warranty that powertrain coverage for 5 years or miles, this is a solid for the driver who wants an inexpensive, and efficient commuter car.

Chevrolet Aveo LS

Base $11,750; $13,425 as tested

1.6-liter DOHC four-cylinder, 103 lb-ft

Transmission: Four-speed front-wheel drive

Length x x height: 169.7 x 67.3 x in

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