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Chevrolet Aveo, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback, Sedan
Dec 27, 2008 (9:41 am)
Really not a whole lot more to say about it
#240 of 268 Happy so far
Jan 14, 2009 (7:51 am)
I researched and test drove the basic entry models of almost all the name brand companies out there (fit, rio, yaris, versa). Ended up getting the Aveo5 in June 08, mainly because of price, and am hoping that was a good decision. It has been so far and i have found that i don't mind driving it anywhere and almost everwhere. I had read how sluggish they were, especially on the highway, but i don't feel that power to the wheels is a problem at all (this is an econobox afterall). Getting up to speed and cruising 70 mph is easy and the noise level in the cabin is quieter than alot of other more expensive models.
Anyways, the sticker's fuel mileage ratings were low (imo) for such a small car but i weighed this in with it's other qualities and went ahead and bought a 2008 model. To my relief, this car does deliver what's stated on the sticker and more. Both city and highway always get better than it's ratings. Haven't gotten those high numbers that some of you have claimed but i do average a combined city/highway mpg of around 32!
Lowest city with 4 adults = 24.1 mpg
Highest mostly highway with 2 adults = 35.8 mpg
A little over 6000 miles on the odometer now, automatic, running 32 psi in the tires.
Jan 14, 2009 (9:00 pm)
mobile 1 synthetic oil
5 speed hatchback no AC
One adult one child.
Don't drive much in town.
#242 of 268 Re: Ron Wagner [ronwagn]
Jan 18, 2009 (10:33 pm)
I'm in the market for a new Aveo. Where did you get yours for $9200?
(You're right, your overall costs with a $9.2K purchase price will probably beat 100% of the hybrids which are all over priced.)
#243 of 268 Re: Vacation trip [aveoctb]
Mar 24, 2009 (11:31 am)
do you run synthetic or have different filters in your car? i do and run a k&n air filter. looking for other mileage tricks!! any help ? get 32-38 now just lookin for max performance!!
Aug 19, 2009 (7:41 am)
just filled up today. 80% highway/20 city. I got 35.78 mpg. I think that is very good. I've got 29k miles on my 07 (this was the wifes' aveo, family grew, I got her an 08 equinox) we love both vehicles. (for different reasons)
#245 of 268 Chevrolet Aveo Real World MPG
Sep 14, 2009 (4:53 pm)
HELP..I got one of the 2009 Aveo5ís that gives only 18-22 mpg on average. Highway 24 mpg is a mechanical problem in my book for an Aveo. Chevrolet Customer service says my local garage has the technical ability to take care of it. My local garage seems to think I ride the brake, etc. Itís my fault. The computer says all is OK, according to them. A faulty part, wrong computer or program of something has to be wrong, but what. ?????
#246 of 268 Re: Chevrolet Aveo Real World MPG [norm116]
Sep 14, 2009 (6:47 pm)
I have an 09 AVEO5 with A/T an measure 32.75MPG combined town/country in the hills of Virginia. No hwy/interstate driving.
Once I got 27mpg on a tank and decided it was bad gas. If you always use a discount gas, you might try a couple tanks of BP.
Some simple checks:
Check your oil - is it dirty. If so, change it and the filter and try Mobile 1 (Make sure you use the proper weight oil (5W-30 I think.
If you drive dirt roads - change the air filter.
Check your brake fluid - might be some trapped pressure that is causing your brakes to drag.
Feel the front wheels right after driving it - are they hot?
Is there grime on the front wheels (signs of excessive brake drag).
Lift up on the break peddle while driving on a level road and see if you feel the car gliding along any better.
The garage may be right about brake drag being your issue, but it might not be caused by a heavy brake foot. You'll have their opinion, now you need to figure it out yourself.
Hope this helps.
#247 of 268 BRAKE DRAG AND mpg
Sep 15, 2009 (7:04 pm)
Good suggestions, but have tried all of them. I had the garage check for emergency and wheel brake drag. Tried different gas stations, with and without ethel, etc. Reading the previous entries I have come to the conclusion that there is a small percentage that have the low mpg problem and GM hasn't addressed it. Take a look at #1 of 6 My 09 Aveo Nightmare.. Poor guy, I hope mine doesn't turn out that way..
Sep 16, 2009 (1:36 pm)
My 06 Pontiac Wave (automatic) gives 15 kms per litre on the freeway. (roughly 35.5 mpg). 65-75 miles speed.
For mixed City-highway driving, I consistently get 11.5 kms per litre. (27 MPG). This is with thrifty use of the airconditioner. I use the heater almost all the time in the winter. I know that the mileage will fall when I do.