Considering its relatively diminutive size, at only just over four metres (4,039 mm) long, the Aveo is quite roomy inside, helped by a tallish body with a height of 1,517 mm
Ride and Handling
As a car for urban driving the Aveo is in its element. It has light steering that makes it easy and comfortable to manoeuvre into tight parking spaces. The downside is that you don’t get a great deal of feel through the steering wheel to inform you precisely where the road wheels are pointing, and the steering is sometimes a bit lighter than you might ideally like on an out-of-town road at speed.
Ride quality is reasonable. It is quite a firmly-sprung car, so you feel a jolt over potholes and know when the wheels are riding over a rough surface, but the ride generally is better than some bigger and more expensive cars. The Aveo’s handling is quite good too. On a twisty road the little Chevrolet is agreeable company, it has good body control and does not roll much on the corners.
Ease of Use
Considering its relatively diminutive size, at only just over four metres (4,039 mm) long, the Aveo is quite roomy inside, helped by a tallish body with a height of 1,517 mm. Six footers can sit perfectly comfortably with ample headroom in any of the seats. There is room for three adults in the back, but it is a bit of a squeeze for the one in the middle.
There is good adjustment for the driving position, with height adjustment on the driving seat, and both fore-aft and rake adjustment on the steering wheel. The back seat folds to extend luggage space, and the seat back is split 60/40. The boot holds 290 litres with the back seat in place, which is pretty typical for a car this size, and there is 653 litres of luggage accommodation with the rear seats stowed. The Aveo is capable of towing up to 1,000 kg.