The Orlando looks very inviting initially, due to a very competitive price and a standard package that includes five years’ free servicing, warranty and roadside assistance. However, resale values are so weak that it doesn’t prove that cheap to run on a long-term basis. Average fuel economy is reasonable, if not class-leading, with the petrol averaging 38.7mpg and the manual diesels 47.1mpg.
Chevrolet ORLANDO MPV quality & reliability
The cabin generally seems sturdy and well assembled, but some of the plastics look a bit cheap and they’re all hard to the touch. It’s too early to assess the Orlando’s reliability at the moment, but Chevrolet performed extremely poorly in the 2010 JD Power customer satisfaction survey, finishing last out of 27 manufacturers.
Chevrolet ORLANDO MPV safety & security
Every Orlando comes with stability control and front-, side- and curtain airbags, although it’s disappointing that the curtain ’bags don’t extend far enough to protect those in the third row. Nevertheless, the car achieved a five-star crash rating from Euro NCAP. On the security front, deadlocks and an immobiliser are standard across the range, and models with alloys also have locking wheelnuts.