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.
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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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.
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This is our favourite version of the Orlando, because we think it provides you with the best balance of performance, running costs and equipment.