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Chevrolet Orlando

Combined Reviews

The Chevrolet Orlando has been reviewed by Experts (7) and Users (5). Its score is 63 out of 100. This is based on 12 reviews in total.

Review Source Type of Review Score In Percentage (%)
Top Gear Expert 6 out of 10 60
What Car? Expert 3 out of 5 60
What Car? Owners (N=2) 3 out of 5 60
AutoTrader Expert 3.2 out of 5 64
AutoExpress Expert 3 out of 5 60
Parkers Expert 3.5 out of 5 70
Parkers Owners (N=3) 3.2 out of 5 64
Car Magazine Expert 3 out of 5 60
Auto Car Expert 3.5 out of 5 70

All in all the Chevrolet Orlando scores 63 out of 100, which is 63%.

Top Gear - Expert

Although they don’t go into much detail the top gear guys seem to think the Orlando is okay for the price. They aren’t keen on the entry level because of the performance, but is performance everything? They mention that the cabin quality isn’t as good as the Zafira or C-Max 7 seater cars and aren’t to fussed about the third row seats practicality. The 5-year warranty is a plus but despite its cheap and cheery overall impression the score given is 6 out of 10.

WhatCar - Expert

These guys say the same as the Top Geer Peeps and don’t like the petrol model either. They say the middle row of seats can’t fully fold forward if the person in the front is very tall which impacts on the practicality side. The WhatCar experts score the Orlando 3 out of 5. Two owners have left their review; the first is a mother who absolutely loves the space, flexibility and capability and the second is disappointed at having to replace the gearbox at 7,000 miles. Gear box problems are apparently a common with manual versions. I think he was lucky to have a good warranty in which Chevrolet immediately replaced it. Owner ratings averaged 3 out of 5.

Chevrolet Orlando Cockpit

Chevrolet Orlando cockpit pictured above.

Autotrader - Expert (2010)

The experts Jon Quirk and Stuart Milne reviewed the Orlando in February 2011. They liked its style, space and price. The wheel arches are described as bulbous, which in my opinion gives it a 4WD look. They see the plastics in the cabin as decent quality, which contradicts the Top Gear opinion. The third row seats aren’t very comfortable for adults. And they comment on doors not opened as wide as you’d like. Autotrader say the Orlando is easy to manoeuvre. Their engine of choice out of the three to choose from is the 128bhp 2-litre VCDI. Overall their score on the Orlando is 3.2 out of 5. Their highest scores are given for Exterior appearance and safety features.

Chevrolet Orlando Interior Seating

Chevrolet Orlando Interior Seating.

Auto Express - Expert

On the positive they like the practicality, appearance and price. Auto Express don’t like the emissions, hard ride and the performance of the entry level petrol model, (this sounds familiar). Auto Express do think it’s a bargain compared to the C4 Picasso, Scenic or C-Max. I’m glad they mention that buyers of family cars such as the Orlando aren’t really interested in how fast it can reach 62 miles per hour and then go onto say that it can quite quickly. Auto Express think the access to third row seats is easy but the headroom is limited. Overall they score the car 3 out of 5.

Parkers Orlando - Expert (11 on)

Parkers sum up the Orlando perfectly by saying it wins by putting function over form. Their detailed ratings covering 14 topics from performance through to equipment give an average score of 3.5 out of 5. The best score is given to its practicality. Whilst lower scores are given for behind the wheel, running costs and green credentials. Three owners have left their opinion, in which I calculated the average score to be 3.2 out of 5.

Chevrolet Orlando Boot Space

Chevrolet Orlando Boot Space shown above.

CarMagazine - Expert - VCDi LTZ (2010)

In oposition to opinions above CarMagazine don’t like the look of the Chevrolet Orlando, but they do say it gets better once you’ve stepped inside. According to them 6 foot 2” adults can fit into the seats into the third row. This confuses me and contradicts what the guys above have said. Overall they score it 3 out of 5.

Autocar - Expert

I think Autocar have the most detail out of all of the reviews and include useful information such as the non existence of spare wheel despite space for one. They also aren’t too keen on the stereo controls. The majority of their review reiterates what other reviewers have stated, only there is slightly more detail to mull over. Overall Autocar score the Chevrolet Orlando a 3.5 out of 5.

Chevrolet Orlando Front View

Chevrolet Orlando pictured above.


The Chevrolet Orlando has scored pretty much the same across the board from Expert Reviewers. No one has stuck their neck out and either loved or hated it. Its main plus which is repeatedly mentioned is its competitive price and practicality.

The overall score for the Orlando is 63%


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