2009 CHEVROLET AVEO5
In recent years, small, fuel-efficient cars have come back into favor due to higher fuel prices and changing consumer tastes. Within this market segment, one of the more popular choices has been the Chevrolet Aveo.
The Aveo5 wearing new sheetmetal with a more sophisticated look than the previous version (the Aveo four-door sedan was renewed last year). Built in South Korea by GM Daewoo, the Aveo5 carries 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 look nicely.
The cabin is said to be able to carry five adults. The rear bench has theater-style seating and a 60/40 split for cargo flexibility. Better interior materials are promised, with optional woodgrain, metallic, and carbon-fiber-look trim on the options list.
The Aveo5 also has a fold-down rear seat and it can carry up to 42 cubic feet of cargo. For power, both versions of the Chevy Aveo rely on a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers 107 horsepower and 106 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, and there’s also an optional four-speed automatic.
ECOTEC 1.6L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder MFI engine with Variable Valve Timing and Dual Continuous Variable Cam Phasing (107 hp @ 6400 rpm, 106 ft·lbf (144 N·m) of torque @ 3800 rpm), 5-speed manual transmission to include shift indicator light.
ECOTEC 1.6L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder MFI engine
NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:
Frontal crash ratings:
Driver: 5 Star Passenger: 4 Star
Side crash ratings:
Driver: 4 Star Rear Passenger: 3 Star
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.
NHTSA ROLLOVER RESISTANCE RATING: 4 Star
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a “fishhook” maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how “top-heavy” a vehicle is. The more “top-heavy” the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).
Left to right : 14-inch steel wheel with bolt-on cover ; 15-inch five spoke aluminium wheel and 15-inch steel wheel with bolt on cover.
2009 AVEO SAFETY FEATURES
The antilock brake system (ABS) is a crash avoidance feature that helps prevent wheel lockup during braking on most slippery road conditions. Available on select models.
DUAL-STAGE FRONTAL AIR BAGS
Standard driver and right-front passenger air bags supplement the safety belt system to help protect the driver and right-front passenger in moderate to severe frontal impacts.
SEAT-MOUNTED SIDE-IMPACT AIR BAGS
Seat-mounted side-impact air bags help protect the driver and front passenger in moderate to severe side-impact collisions.
PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM
Standard in every Aveo, the Passenger Sensing System automatically switches the right-front passenger air bag on or off based on the passenger’s weight and the type of pressure on the seat. A lighted indicator, located on the instrument panel, informs the driver of the air bag’s status.
OnStar with a one-year Safe & Sound Plan is standard when you purchase or lease your Aveo. An OnStar Advisor is always ready to help in a variety of situations, whether you’ve locked your keys in your car,you have a flat tire or your air bags have deployed.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR
The Tire Pressure Monitor measures the air pressure in each of the four tires. If any tire drops below a specified number, the system will display a warning symbol within the instrument panel.
Aveo5 in Summer Yellow with 42.0 cubic feet of cargo space.
Black Granite Metallic
Sedan in victory Red with available 15-inch five spoke aluminium wheels.
Add a little style to your Aveo5 with a roof-mounted rear spoiler.
Give your Aveo Sedan a sporty look with the rear spoiler.
Take your bike along with this dual-locking, quick-release system. It holds one bicycle, and additional carriers may be added depending on the bicycle style. Or choose the ski carrier and carry up to six pairs of skis or four snowboards, depending on equipment style. Both carriers require vehicle roof rack and utility bars. Cargo and load capacity are limited by weight and distribution.
SIDE-DOOR PROTECTORS & WINDOW DEFLECTORS
Help protect Aveo5 from dents and dings with side-door protectors. Sold separately from window deflectors.
Made of acrylic, the four side-window reflectors help prevent wind, dirt and rain from entering Aveo5. Their smoke color helps reduce sunlight glare. Sold separately from side-door reflectors.
WINDOW DEFLECTORS & SUNROOF DEFLECTOR
Help protect the interior of Aveo5 from wind, dirt and rain with acrylic reflectors and sunroof deflector. Their smoke color helps reduce sunlight glare.
Window deflectors include four reflectors and are sold separately from sunroof deflector. The sunroof deflector is sold separately, too.
The sunroof deflector lets fresh air in and helps keep rain, sleet and snow out. Made of durable Smoke Gray translucent plastic.
Available dealer-installed splash guards help protect Aveo from mud, dirt, snow, salt and gravel, can withstand extreme temperatures and are molded to fit the wheel wells.
PAINTED BRAKE CALIPERS
Add unexpected color to Aveo’s wheels and make your statement with available dealer-installed painted brake calipers from Chevy Accessories.
Sedan interior shown with available Neutral perforated leatherette seating surfaces, wood-appearance accents, other available features and ipod (not included)