It’s Official: Certified Pre-Owned Chevys are the Most Reliable

August 17th, 2018 by

Certified Pre-Owned Chevy

When you’re shopping for a used car, you want something that will last you a long time and won’t cost you an arm and a leg every few months in repair costs. In other words, you want something that is reliable and dependable. After all, you already have enough to worry about; your car shouldn’t contribute to your stress. The best option for a reliable, dependable vehicle when purchasing a used car is to go with a certified pre-owned, but that still leaves the question of what brand to choose. Well, look no further than a certified pre-owned Chevy. Certified pre-owned Chevy ‘s have topped lists of the best and most reliable certified pre-owned vehicles on the market. We’ll take you through what it means to be a certified pre-owned vehicle, why our sources are some of the most trusted in the industry, and introduce you to the chart-toppers themselves.


What Does Certified Pre-Owned Mean?

You may be wondering how a certified pre-owned vehicle differs from a regular used car. After all, both vehicles have been owned before. Certified pre-owned vehicles are late model vehicles with low mileage and no history of significant damage. They go through a multi-point inspection with a mechanic and often undergo a detailed reconditioning process. Many certified pre-owned vehicles also come with a manufacturer warranty in case anything does happen to go wrong. As you can see, getting a certified pre-owned vehicle offers you much more peace of mind as a consumer that the car you’re getting is high quality and hassle-free.


J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

J.D. Power’s Vehicle Dependability Study is one of the most trusted sources in the industry related to the reliability of cars, SUVs, vans, and trucks. For over 25 years, J.D. Power has been examining issues reported by owners of cars that are three years old to identify the most dependable vehicles on the market across all segments and classes.

As it just so happens, a slew of Chevys topped the list for this year’s study. This means that any of the 2015 model year vehicles on the list would be excellent choices in terms of dependability. If you’re in the market for a certified pre-owned Chevy or any other car, look for the study that is three years older than the model year of the vehicle you’re looking at.

For the 2018 study, the Chevy Malibu, Chevy Traverse, Chevy Equinox, and Chevy Silverado all received the top pick for vehicles in their respective classes.


Chevy Malibu

If you’re looking for a reliable sedan, look no further than the 2015 Chevy Malibu for your certified pre-owned Chevy. Even if most of the world wants trucks and SUVs, sedans get the benefit of better gas mileage and are generally easier to maneuver in cities and suburbs.

The Chevy Malibu won the award for the most dependable midsize car. This car is packed full of tech and convenient features to make your everyday life easier. The 2015 Malibu’s MyLink infotainment system gained Siri Eyes Free capability, text message alerts, and a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot


Chevy Equinox

Maybe you have a lot of kids that you need to take to school and practice, or maybe you have a lot of samples or supplies to take with you on the job but you don’t want a truck. If that’s the case, the 2015 Chevy Equinox is perfect for your needs.

The Chevy Equinox is a mini midsize SUV, sized between traditional compact and midsize SUVs, that is perfect for carrying passengers. You can also haul around a pretty decent amount of cargo if you need to, as the space behind the rear seats offers 31.5 cubic feet of cargo space. If you need more carrying capacity, the seats fold down to give you 63.7 cubic feet of cargo space. A four-cylinder engine is standard, but there are also models with the optional 3.6 liter V6.


Chevy Traverse

If you have a lot of kids relying on your to be the de facto carpool chauffeur, then the Chevy Traverse has all of the space you need to make that happen. Or, if you have a lot of stuff to haul around on a regular basis for work or one of your hobbies, the seats can be folded down to give you the best in segment storage.

Though technically a midsize SUV, the Traverse toes the line of the full-size SUV with its third-row seating and impressive cargo capacity. Even with all three rows of seats in use, the Traverse still has 24.4 cubic feet of storage space. If you need more space, fold down the third row for a segment-leading 70.3 cubic feet of storage, while folding down the second row as well gets you an impressive 116.3 cubic feet of storage space. The standard engine is a 3.6 liter V6 that gets power to all four wheels.


Chevy Silverado

Maybe you need a truck for work and hauling materials to and from job sites. If that’s the case, then a certified pre-owned Chevy Silverado 1500 is perfect for you.

The 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 was ranked as the top truck in the large light-duty pickup segment. For the 2015 model, the standard engine was a 6.2 liter V8 paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The maximum trailering capacity also increased to 12,000 pounds. Like the Malibu, the Silverado got an update to the MyLink infotainment system with Siri Eyes Free, text message alerts, and a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

When you’re in the market for a used vehicle, look no further than a certified pre-owned Chevy. They consistently top the charts for reliability and dependability. For this year, the 2015 Malibu, Equinox, Traverse, and Silverado were the most dependable vehicles in their respective classes. If you’re interested in these or another certified pre-owned Chevy, visit your local dealership today to learn about your options.