Looking for Value on the Used Car Market

August 14th, 2020 by

A burgundy 2018 Chevy Traverse is parked in front of pond at dusk.

We all turn to the used car market, hoping to find that vehicle loaded with value, the one car everyone has overlooked. It’s possible that vehicle does not exist or does not exist in the way you think it does. But still, we search “used cars Cincinnati,” hoping to find the deal of the century. Really, though, what we should be doing is our homework. We should be researching models and trying to find a model that is valuable to our lifestyle, a vehicle that will help you out in your day-to-day activities, and your weekend adventures. Finding a vehicle like that, one that can handle the family-hauling and weekend-hauling, is what we should be looking for. So let’s take a look at some of the best values—for your lifestyle—on the market.

We’ll just assume you are like most people and need a vehicle that can do it all: A vehicle that is efficient but can tow moderate loads; a vehicle that is powerful and roomy; a vehicle that can handle the Ohio snow but can also lean into turns; a vehicle that is loaded with convenience features but also emphasizes safety tech; you know, a vehicle that can do everything. This is starting to sound familiar; it’s beginning to sound like you are looking for a modern crossover SUV, one of our favorite types of vehicles at McCluskey Chevy in Cincinnati, OH. These crossovers can do it all, which makes them perfect for anyone with a sense of adventure, as well as ideal for the modern family. And their popularity brings a unique opportunity. We might just be able to find the deal of the century with so many SUVs on the road now. Let’s take a look at what some options might be.

Chevy Traverse

The Chevy Traverse is a great find on the used car market and offers a unique opportunity to dig into the previous model years. It was first introduced as a full-size SUV in 2009, so there are many model years to target when looking for a used car in Cincinnati. It was redesigned for the 2018 model year, which brought a longer wheelbase for more rear-seat room and more cargo space, the choice of an updated V6 engine or a new turbocharged 4-cylinder and a smooth 9-speed automatic transmission. It is also loaded with all the tech you could ask for.

With the Chevy Traverse, you will be able to look for exciting deals in both the previous and current generations. While the 2018 model year was loaded with family-friendly features, storage space, safety, and tech, this 3-row midsize SUV was also voted one of the best family cars of 2018. What does this mean for your search? It might be a good idea to take a look at the model year that preceded the recent generation, 2017.

The 2017 model year featured a powerful V6 engine, with 288 hp, built-in WiFi, and one of the most spacious cabins in its class. It also can be found with all-wheel drive and can tow up to 5,200 pounds. This is one to keep your eye on, as the 2018 and 2017 model years seem to be the sweet spot for the Chevy Traverse on the used car market, and this is the perfect vehicle for both the winter and summer in Ohio.

Chevy Equinox

A blue 2016 Chevy Equinox is driving on a street outside Cincinnati, OH.

The Chevy Equinox is another SUV that was completely redesigned for the 2018 model year. With that said, looking at the 2017 model year makes sense if you are truly set on finding the deal of the century. And the 2017 model year does not disappoint. This is an affordable SUV with lots of rear-passenger space and a 3,500-pound towing capacity. With so much utility offered in this compact SUV, you will be surprised at the deals you can find.

There’s 4G connectivity and WiFi for the kids and a 301 hp engine for the boat. What’s also great about the Equinox is that it slots between the compact and midsize segments, so it’s not so big as to sacrifice maneuverability while also giving you and your family more room. If you can’t decide between a compact or a midsize SUV, the Equinox might be perfect for you. There are also exciting features for the whole family, such as a rear-seat DVD player and navigation. The Chevy Equinox is a great place to find value on the used car market and is a vehicle that can do it all.

Chevy Trax

The Chevy Trax is another crossover with lots of value on the used car market. This is a subcompact, so it’s smaller than the Equinox and Traverse, but surprisingly spacious inside. The Trax was introduced with the 2015 model year, so there are many years to research to find the right model year for your lifestyle and budget.

The 2017 model is particularly noteworthy as it added a bunch of standard tech and convenience features. With this model year, you will find an improved interior as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Trax was actually one of the first subcompact crossovers to offer phone integration, and 4G LTE WiFi came standard on all models for the 2017 model year. A 7-inch touch-screen was also standard, as well as Bluetooth, a rearview camera, and navigation.

Watch out for the 2016 model year too, as this year there were no changes so you might find that you can get a better deal. 4G LTE WiFi is standard for this model, as is a rearview camera. And if you are concerned about the safety of smaller cars, the Trax is outfitted with ten airbags and has been recognized numerous times for its safety.

A popular used car in Cincinnati, a black 2017 Chevy Tahoe, is parked in front of glass building.

Chevy Tahoe

While the Chevy Tahoe is all-new for the 2021 model year, it last went through a transformation with the 2015 model year. This means that you have an excellent opportunity to take your pick of the last generation’s model years. Scour the used car market in Cincinnati and see what’s out there because this was a great generation for the Chevy Tahoe. If you need a big SUV for your family, or a four-wheel drive vehicle to tow a trailer or a boat, and want one of the finest interiors in the segment, this is the perfect SUV for you and your family.

Find Your Next Vehicle at McCluskey Chevy!

Regardless of whether you are looking for something between a compact and midsize crossover SUV or a full-size SUV like the Chevy Tahoe, Chevy SUVs offer tremendous value on the used car market. With the latest technology and safety features, you are sure to make everyone in your family happy no matter which one you choose. So stop by and take a test drive at McCluskey Chevy—we have an extensive selection of used vehicles to consider.

McCluskey Chevy is your one-stop-shop for great cars, great prices, and excellent service. Our sales professionals keep up with the latest in automotive trends, so we always know the latest about vehicle features and prices. You will be sure to find a fair price at McCluskey Chevy—we look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you might have about the current used car market.