Comparing small cars head to head leads to some surprising results. Here's an example: if you'd told me that a Kia would come out on top of a Chevrolet among subcompacts, I'd have told you that you were a couple of eggs short of a dozen. That's what the reviews at TheCarConnection.com say, though--so let’s look at the two newest players in the five-door sub-compact market, the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 and the 2009 Kia Rio5 in depth.
I love America as much as the next person born and raised here, so let us examine the basics of the Aveo 5 first. TheCarConnection.com (TCC) overview page of the 2009 Chevy Aveo 5, which oddly enough is being manufactured in South Korea by Daewoo, tells us that this little gem comes in at a base MSRP of $11,695 (see the MSRP for other trim models here) . For this amount of coin you get what reviewers have called a decent sub-compact car that will suffice if you are going on grocery runs and need to carry the occasional four passengers. The interior has... Read More »