The 2011 Chevrolet Aveo lineup includes the sedan and Aveo5, a sporty five-door hatchback. Their “tall car” design delivers roomy interiors characterized by thoughtful details and refinement, as well as the ability to accommodate passengers more than 6 feet tall in each of the five seating positions.
The Chevrolet Aveo sedan and Aveo5 are available in LS, 1LT and 2LT models. Each model offers many standard features such as standard side-impact air bags and a wide range of optional equipment.
Chevy Aveo sedan powertrain, chassis and suspension options include an Aisin four-speed automatic transmission with Hold Control Mode that gives the driver the ability to manually shift gears, and four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution.
The Chevrolet Aveo5 offers the same standard equipment and options as the sedan, with the following differences:
• Aveo5 has a standard rear wiper/washer
• Aveo5 offers standard 60/40 flip-and-fold seats; Aveo sedan 60/40 seats fold, but do not flip
• Aveo sedan has standard inside trunk release.
All Chevrolet Aveo models use a MacPherson strut front suspension with coil springs and stabilizer bar, and an independent, torsion beam axle-mount compound link-type rear suspension with gas-charged shocks.
Fifteen-inch, five-spoke aluminum wheels are standard on Chevrolet Aveo sedan LT and available on LS (including Aveo5). Fourteen-inch steel wheels with a bolt-on wheel cover are standard on LS, while 15-inch wheels and wheel covers are standard on 2LT models.
The Ecotec 1.6L powers the Chevrolet Aveo lineup and it features variable valve timing for optimal power and fuel efficiency. It is rated at 108 horsepower (80.5 kW) and 104 lb.-ft. of torque (143 Nm). Technologies such as electronic throttle control and an electrically controlled thermostat to help maximize performance and efficiency across the rpm range. It also features an integrated oil cooler with piston spray nozzles.
The Chevrolet Aveo meets the ULEV II emissions standard, which – along with its outstanding fuel economy – makes it one of the cleanest, most economical vehicles available in North America.