For The Chevrolet Orlando has space for seven and its rear seats are easy to fold flat. It’s cheaper than many rivals and Chevrolet’s 5-Year Promise helps keep running costs affordable.
Against It’s not as versatile as it could be and weak resale values mean it’s not that cheap to run long-term. The petrol engine is weak and noisy, and the ride is jiggly.
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The Chevrolet Orlando is an affordable way into a seven-seater, but it’s not as practical or good to drive as the best MPVs.
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There are 6 Chevrolet Orlando versions available
Target Price team says:
Chevrolet Orlando buyers can choose from three engines – a 139bhp 1.8-litre petrol and 129- and 161bhp 2.0-litre diesels. The petrol has a five-speed manual transmission, but it could badly do with an extra gear to reduce engine noise at motorway speeds. The diesels do come with a six-speed manual ’box, while the higher-powered diesel is also available as an automatic.
There are three trims, and we’d recommend the mid-level LT. The cheaper LS model isn’t too badly equipped – air-conditioning, electric windows and remote central locking are all standard – but the LT spec adds desirable features such as parking sensors, alloy wheels and climate control.
Every Orlando comes with Chevrolet’s 5-year Promise, which gives you five years’ free servicing, warranty and roadside assistance, plus vehicle health checks and MoT insurance.
Reader test team says:
We have 3 kids aged 13,8,6 plus a small dog and we have always struggled with size of cars to accommodate all of us together and our baggage. Our 2nd…
I have owned this car for 9 months it is an automatic.It has had a new gearbox fitted at 7000mls as the original broke apart.Now the car as done 2000…