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The Top 10 Used Chevrolets You Can Buy

By Mike Richards Posted: 05/23/2019

Chevrolet is the most successful brand of cars produced by General Motors. In 2017, GM sold approximately 9.6 million vehicles. During the same year, Chevrolet’s share of the automobile market was at 4.4%. This shows there is a significant number of Chevrolets in the used car market for consumers to choose from. Although the depreciation rate varies depending on the model of the Chevy, the estimated rate is 31%. So, used Chevrolets car buyers should expect to pay about 69% of the original value of the Chevy that has caught their attention.

1. 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500

This model was redesigned to make it superior than the older models. The 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 combines its hauling capacity excellently with the comfort of the five passengers. The rear seats can be folded to turn this car into a pick-up with an eight-foot bed. This car has a towing capacity of 8000 pounds. Its bed is also sturdy enough to carry a heavy load.

The dash of this car is also classier than the older models. Some of the features include a 31-gallon tank, a 5.3-liter V8 engine that produces 310hp, fog driving lights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, UltraSonic Parking Assist, heated front, and rear seats, remote keyless entry, and traction control.

2. 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe

The 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe is a smooth, quiet ride with precise steering capabilities that provides comfort to the driver and passengers. This vehicle can be configured to carry 9 persons. When the second row is folded and the third removed, approximately 109 cubic feet of cargo space is freed up. With a towing capacity of 8,500, the flexibility in creating more space makes this car ideal for someone who tends to have a load to haul.

This car comes fitted with a 5.3-liter V8 engine that cranks out 320hp. The EPA economy estimate is 15/21 mpg City/Highway. Other features include six-speed automatic transmission, tri-zone automatic climate control, rear audio system controls, front fog lamps, rear park assist, and Bluetooth.

3. 2012 Chevrolet Malibu

The Chevrolet Malibu was first introduced in 2008. It was a hit and was even named the 2008 North American Car of the Year. The 2012 model is fitted with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 169hp. The EPA fuel estimate is 22/33 mpg City/Highway. Other features include six-speed automatic transmission, electronic stability control, child safety locks, emergency trunk release, daytime running lights, brake assist, traction control, and front and side airbags.

4. 2011 Chevrolet Volt

If you are interested in a hybrid car, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt is an excellent choice. The battery in this car has 288 slim cells that have been divided into four 72-cell packs. The battery has heating and cooling systems that help it to operate efficiently. It takes between 10-12 hours to charge this battery using the standard house current, and about four hours using a 240-volt charging station.

This car comes fitted with an electronic system linking the battery, clutches, motor, and starter that is designed to warn the driver when the batter is running low. This car also has a 1.4-liter gasoline engine that automatically starts when the battery runs low. It converts the starter to a 55-kilowatt generator. This, in turn, supplies the electrical power to the battery. When running on the gasoline engine, this car can cover an extra distance of 350 miles. Basically, it runs 47 miles on the battery, and 310 miles on the gasoline to charge the battery. Other features include front-impact airbags, stability control, knee-airbags, and pretensioners.

5. 2009 Chevrolet Traverse

The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse has three trim levels, LS, LT, and LTZ. Under these trims are other trim lines. LS has two, LT has four, and LTZ has two. This car comes fitted with a 306-liter V6 engine that cranks out 281hp. Other features in the base trim include manual front air conditioning, rear air conditioning with separate controls, remote keyless entry, and traction control. The LT trim has all the features but some of the added ones include heated mirrors and parking assist. The LRZ trim cranks out 288hp, has a navigation system, and heated front seats.

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6. 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has three trim levels, which individually have trim lines. The main trim levels are Work Truck, LT 1, and LS. Work Truck and LT1 have 12 trim lines each, while LS has 2 trim lines. Some of the standard features include a 4.3-liter V6 engine that cranks out 195hp, and 4-speed automatic w/OD transmission. The LT1 trim line has a 4.8-liter V8 engine that produces 295hp. Some of the features in this trim include manual front air-conditioning, remote keyless entry, heated mirrors, lumbar driver support, and cloth seat trim.

7. 2013 Chevrolet Equinox

The 2013 Chevrolet Equinox has the features of a compact SUV, but its size is closer to that of a mid-size vehicle. The front-wheel drive is standard, but buyers have the option of getting all-wheel drive, so chances are you will find both types in the used car market. Buyers also have the option of choosing between the four-cylinder and V6 engines. The standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine made this car popular because it produces 182hp.

Other standard features include 6-speed auto w/OD transmission, front manual air conditioning, remote keyless entry, traction control, and cloth seat trim. The EPA fuel estimate is 20/29 mpg City/Highway.

8. 2010 Chevrolet Camaro

If you are looking for a Chevy that is neither a sedan nor a crossover, the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro is an excellent choice, particularly if you have a tight budget. Some of the features in this car include keyless entry, cruise control, traction control, electronic stability control, and power reclining seats. This car’s tank has a maximum capacity of 19 gallons. The EPA economy estimate is 17/29 mpg City/Highway. This car comes fitted with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that cranks out 304hp. This 2-door coupe seats 4 people.

9. 2011 Chevrolet Impala

The 2011 Chevrolet Impala is a great family sedan. This model had few changes including Bluetooth. Buyers of this car have a choice between the 3.5-liter and 3.9-liter V6 engines. The former produces 211hp while the later cranks out 216hp. The EPA estimate is 18/29 mpg City/Highway. This car has plenty of cargo space, and a roomy interior, allowing front and back passengers to sit comfortably. Some of the standard features include electronic stability control, traction control, and the new generation of OnStar.

10. 2013 Chevrolet Cruze

The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze is a compact sedan that offers great fuel economy. The EPA estimate is 26/38 mpg City/Highway. The base engine size is a 1.4-liter I4 engine that cranks out 138hp. Some of the features include a blind spot alert system, rear park assist, rear cross traffic alert, 6-speed manual or automatic transmission, spacious interior, and remote keyless entry.

There are different types of Chevrolet vehicles to suit people of different styles. When looking for a used one, it is vital to select one that suits your needs in terms of engine power, and fuel efficiency.