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2009 Chevrolet Aveo Sedan

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  • $11,965 original MSRP
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Benefits of Driving a 2009 Chevrolet Aveo Sedan

The 2009 Chevrolet Aveo appeals to shoppers primarily on the basis of its very low initial price, which makes it the lowest-priced passenger car currently for sale in the U.S. By utilizing 'tall car' design aesthetics, both body styles are quite roomy inside and have a comfortable ride relative to other small cars. The standard GM OnStar helps to set it apart from other cars in its class.

What's new for 2009?

For 2009, the Aveo sedan is largely unchanged, while the Aveo5 hatchback receives a significant facelift both outside and in. The exterior has a sportier, more modern look, while interior materials have been upgraded. The Aveo now utilizes a new, more fuel-efficient Ecotec 1.6L inline-4 with variable valve timing. As a result, power is up 4 horsepower to 107. GM's OnStar system is now standard on all Aveo models. The Aveo5 Special Value Model (SVM) has been dropped, so that both sedan and hatchback are now offered in LS and LT trims. Ten exterior colors are now available.

Model Strengths

  • Lowest priced car in America
  • very good fuel economy
  • roomy interior.

Model Review

The Chevy Aveo, which is assembled by GM Daewoo in Korea, is offered in two body styles for 2009 -- a four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback called the Aveo5.

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2009 Chevrolet Aveo

Source: The Car Connection

At TheCarConnection.com, we have small-car experts who have driven both body styles of the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo to compile this road test. This review also compares the 2009 Chevy Aveo and Aveo5 with the best competitors in its class. On top of this research, we reviewed reports from a range of respected automotive Web sites to give you a complete package of information and help you make an informed purchasing decision.

The 2009 Chevrolet Aveo is one of the least expensive vehicles you can buy in the United States. It's a front-wheel-drive subcompact that's available in two body styles; the Aveo sedan and the new-for-2009 Aveo5 hatchback. With the specter of high gas prices looming over American drivers, the efficient and generally competent 2009 Chevy Aveo should be among the small cars on anyone's shopping list.

Available in base, LS, and LT versions, the Aveo5 arrives wearing new sheetmetal with a more sophisticated look than the previous version (the Aveo four-door sedan was renewed in 2008). Built in South Korea by GM Daewoo, the Aveos carry Chevrolet's new signature front-end styling, with a gold Chevy bow framed by a larger grille. Larger taillamps and an available rear spoiler dress up the basic econobox. Our editors took umbrage at the side vent in the Aveo5's front fender, thinking it a silly gewgaw. Curiously, the vent is absent on the sedan.

Inside, the cabin has five seat belts, and after putting some miles on several Aveo models, one could plan on using four of those belts without too much complaining from the second row. Seating three in the back would be tight, however. The rear bench has theater-style seating (for better exterior visibility) and a 60/40 split for cargo flexibility. Better interior materials arrive for 2009, including optional woodgrain, metallic, and carbon-fiber-look trim on the options list. Storage and convenience bins are found all over the interior, and higher-end features such as cruise control, XM, and a large sunroof are also optional. Cars from General Motors often have one of the best XM radio setups, but the Aveo's radio controls are missing a tuning knob found on most other GM vehicles, resulting in a loss of convenience.

The 2009 Chevrolet Aveo and Aveo5 use identical engines, transmissions, and chassis components. EPA mileage for the pair is 27/34 mpg for models with a five-speed manual transmission and 25/34 mpg for those with a four-speed automatic. The engine is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 106 horsepower and 106 pound-feet of torque. Expect about 400 miles per tank. In terms of running gear, the Aveo is a strictly by-the-numbers Asian economy car: MacPherson struts, a torsion-beam rear, and a short 97.7-inch wheelbase. Fourteen-inch wheels are standard, while 15-inchers (and anti-lock brakes) are optional. Around town, the ride is good enough, but over 70 mph, the car feels nervous--certainly not dangerous, but not pleasant.

Regarding safety, the 2009 Aveo includes front and side airbags, but ABS remains optional. We like the height-adjustable front shoulder belts because of the extra comfort they provide. Scores for the Aveo5 in federal crash tests are dual five-star ratings for frontal impacts and dual four-star tallies for side impacts. The Aveo sedan fares less well, losing one star each for the passengers in front and side impacts. In IIHS tests, the insurance institute rates the Aveo's offset frontal-impact performance as Acceptable and side impact as Marginal. On the plus side, GM's OnStar is also standard, offering an extra measure of safety not found in other competitors.

Most low-priced cars today come with "the basics" and then some. For instance, on the base Aveo LS (and Aveo5 LS), a tilt steering wheel, a rear-window defroster, an AM/FM audio system with an auxiliary input jack for an iPod or other device, intermittent windshield wipers, and OnStar is standard. The 1LT packages add air conditioning and a CD player to the audio system. The 2LT package packs on more, including cruise control, power heated outside rearview mirrors, XM Satellite Radio, and remote keyless entry. Larger wheels (15 inches, up from 14 inches) are standard on the 2LT-equipped cars. Chevrolet also backs the 2009 Aveo with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty, plus a five-year/100,000-mile warranty on the powertrain.

The Bottom Line:

If most of your driving is around town with little interstate travel, the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo and Aveo5 are worth a look, especially if you want a bow tie out front.

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Safety Ratings help

What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std


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Original Warranty  help
Original Warranty
An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment.
The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including:
Basic Warranty:
Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
Drivetrain Warranty:
This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be.
Roadside Assistance:
The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car.
Corrosion Warranty:
This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal.
Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle.

Basic 3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain 5 Years/100,000 Miles
Corrosion 6 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance 5 Years/100,000 Miles

Chevrolet Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

NEW! 6-Year/100,000-Mile¹ Powertrain Limited Warranty

12-Month/12,000-Mile² Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty

Exclusive 2-Year/24,000-Mile³ CPO Scheduled Maintenance Program with two included maintenance visits

¹Whichever comes first, from original in-service date. See participating dealer for limited warranty details.
²Whichever comes first, from date of purchase. See participating dealer for limited warranty details.
³Maintenance visits must occur within two years or 24,000 miles of vehicle delivery, whichever comes first. Does not include air filters. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.
Age/Mileage Eligibility 2012-2017 model year / Under 75,000 miles
Lease Term Certified No
Point Inspection 172-Point Vehicle Inspection and Reconditioning
IMPORTANT RECALL INFORMATION: Before a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle is listed or sold, GM requires dealers to complete all safety recalls. However, because even the best processes can break down, we encourage you to check the recall status of any vehicle at recalls.gm.com
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Return/Exchange Program 3-Day/150-Mile&#185; Vehicle Exchange Program <br> &#185;Whichever comes first. Vehicle exchange only. See dealer for details.
Roadside Assistance Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible $0

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