2011 Chevrolet
Aveo LS
vs. 2011 Nissan
Versa

2011 Chevrolet Aveo LS

8.7

starting from

$12,725

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Aveo LS

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Has auxiliary audio input
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Folding rear seats
Standard
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AM/FM stereo
Standard
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Has rear spoiler
2011 Nissan Versa

8.3

Runner-up

Nissan Versa

starting from

$10,750

Reasons to buy the Nissan Versa

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Antilock brakes
Optional
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Power windows
Standard
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Power locks
Standard
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Average number of airbags
5
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 6.2
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LS Winner: Aveo LS
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  • The Aveo LS's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
Safety Features 8.1 vs 10.0
2011 Nissan Versa Winner: Versa
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  • Only the Versa offers an upgrade to ABS brakes
  • The Versa has 2 more airbags (including Head / Curtain, Rear Curtain), 5 vs 3
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LS Winner: Aveo LS
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  • The Aveo LS's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Versa
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Inexpensive
  • Both very efficient in the city
  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
Luxury Features 5.5 vs 5.5
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  • Neither offers a sun roof
  • Neither has a power seat option
  • Neither offers a leather interior
Performance - vs -
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  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
  • Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
Road Tests - vs -
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Crash Test Ratings - vs 10.0
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Overall 8.7 vs 8.3

Entertainment System

Chevrolet
Aveo LS
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LS
2011 Nissan Versa Nissan
Versa
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Number of speakers 4 vs 4 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a CD player
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs No The Aveo LS can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Safety Features

Chevrolet
Aveo LS
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LS
2011 Nissan Versa Nissan
Versa
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antilock brakes Not Available vs Optional Neither offers ABS brakes
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Stability control system No vs No Neither has electronic stability control
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Airbags 3 vs 5 The Versa has an OK number of airbags while the Aveo LS has very few (missing Head / Curtain, Rear Curtain)
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Rear brakes Drum vs Drum Neither has the best brakes for high-performance use
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs None

Practicality

Chevrolet
Aveo LS
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LS
2011 Nissan Versa Nissan
Versa
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 420 miles vs 449 miles The Versa has OK highway range, but the Aveo LS is very limited
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Cargo space 12.4 ft3 vs 13.8 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 50.3 ft3 vs 52.0 ft3 The Versa has average-sized front seats, while the Aveo LS is very cramped
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The Aveo LS's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Versa
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 3 vs 4 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Not Available vs Not Available No A/C

Cost

Chevrolet
Aveo LS
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LS
2011 Nissan Versa Nissan
Versa
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MSRP $12,725 vs $10,750 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 27 mpg vs 26 mpg Both very efficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Luxury Features

Chevrolet
Aveo LS
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LS
2011 Nissan Versa Nissan
Versa
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a keyless entry option
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Performance

Chevrolet
Aveo LS
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LS
2011 Nissan Versa Nissan
Versa
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Horsepower 108 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 107 HP @ 6,000 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Manual transmission Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 23.8 lb/hp vs 23.5 lb/hp Both Versa and Aveo LS are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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Aveo LS
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LS
2011 Nissan Versa Nissan
Versa
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0-60 mph 11.6 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 133 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 18.6 s @ 75 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

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Aveo LS
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LS
2011 Nissan Versa Nissan
Versa
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs 4 stars
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs 3 stars
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs 2 stars

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Chevrolet Aveo AVEO5 LT 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LS Aveo AVEO5 LT vs Sonic LS
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LT 2011 Kia Rio LX Aveo LT vs Rio LX
2011 Chevrolet Aveo AVEO5 LT 2012 Ford Focus S Aveo AVEO5 LT vs Focus S
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LT 2012 Ford Fiesta SE Aveo LT vs Fiesta SE
2011 Nissan Versa SL 2011 Toyota Corolla Versa SL vs Corolla
2011 Nissan Versa 2011 Toyota Matrix Versa vs Matrix
2011 Nissan Versa SL 2011 Honda Fit Versa SL vs Fit
2011 Nissan Versa SL 2012 Ford Focus SEL Versa SL vs Focus SEL
2011 Nissan Versa 2011 Nissan Sentra Versa vs Sentra

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