The 2011 Chevrolet Aveo Sedan is the only one of the compact cars featured here that is in its last year of production before a major redesign - set to take place in 2012. This cheap small car comes with seating for up to five passengers as well as items such as an AM/FM stereo system with four speakers, tilt steering and a six-month subscription to the OnStar vehicle telematics and safety service. Forward and seat-mounted front airbags are also included on the base LS model.
Like most compact cars, the 2011 Chevrolet Aveo Sedan is motivated by a small four-cylinder engine, in this case displacing 1.6-liters. Matched with a five-speed manual transmission, the Aveo Sedan's power plant generates 108 horsepower and 104 lb-ft of torque while returning fuel economy numbers of 27-mpg around town and 35-mpg on the highway.