Three Great Used SUVs for Dayton

November 10th, 2023 by

A red 2021 Chevy Equinox RS is shown from the side on the highway.

Dayton is a terrific place to live, work, and raise a family. Its proximity to Cincinnati and Columbus gives its residents easy access to the buzz of a bigger city and the career opportunities that come with it. Meanwhile, Dayton itself has great schools and many excellent outdoor recreation areas, making it perfect for families. No matter how you enjoy life in Dayton, we believe that a great used SUV can be the perfect next vehicle for residents here. As a used car dealership near Dayton, we here at McCluskey Chevrolet would love to help our neighbors find the ideal used SUV for their days.

We’ve rounded up three of our top choices for used SUVs. We’ve included a compact, midsize, and full-size model for customers with different needs and interests. Each pick offers something slightly different, and any one of our team members would love to introduce you to its unique perks in person. Whether you’re looking for a great commuter SUV, a comfortable midsize model, or a spacious full-size one, here are three great used SUVs for Dayton residents.

Compact: 2021 Chevy Equinox

We love to show the 2021 Equinox to Dayton residents who commute to Cincinnati or Columbus for work. We know how important fuel economy is for these drivers. With Cincinnati a little more than 50 miles away and Columbus a little more than 70 miles away, our customers who make this drive regularly need a little extra help saving at the pump. They’ll love to know that 2021 Equinox can get up to 28 MPG combined (for 26 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway). With numbers like those, you can (hopefully) plan for fewer stops at the gas station each week.

The 2021 Equinox has other features that make it excellent for commuting. One of these is the available eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat on the LT trim. If you have to spend extended time behind the wheel, you’ll appreciate being able to get your seat position just right. This can reduce bodily fatigue after long drives, give you a better view of the road, and improve your reach to the steering wheel and pedals.

Also great for commuters are the tech features found in the cabin. You’ll get standard Bluetooth on every trim, allowing you to make hands-free calls. What we are especially proud of in this SUV is that every trim comes with standard onboard Wi-Fi. We know what a major perk this is to drivers who need to stay connected on the road.

The 2021 Equinox also gets the Chevy Safety Assist, a suite of six driver assistance features that can help you be a more aware driver. These include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, front pedestrian braking, IntelliBeam high beams, and a following distance indicator.

Easy to park, fun to drive, and great on gas, the 2021 Equinox is a commuter’s dream and will make treks down the I-70 East feel more manageable.

A red 2020 Honda Passport is shown from the front at an angle.


Midsize: 2020 Honda Passport

We know some drivers need a little more rear passenger legroom and cargo space than they’d get in a compact SUV, but they don’t need the seven or eight seats of a full-size SUV. Plus, some drivers want to stick to modest dimensions, especially for fuel economy and ease of parking. For these drivers, we highly recommend the 2020 Honda Passport; it’s a terrifically versatile midsize SUV that’s loaded with impressive standard features.

Many who visit us and get inside this vehicle instantly note how roomy all the rows are. The first- and second-row seats are spacious and comfortable; nobody feels like they lose out on a good seat in this model.

While it isn’t a full-size SUV, it has what feels like full-size cargo options. Behind the rear seat, you get a generous 41 cu.ft. of storage. Should you choose to fold down the second row, you’ll expand the cargo space to 78 cu.ft. Additionally, beneath the trunk is a hidden cargo area called the “basement;” this is a great place to stash valuables you want out of sight or just to stow extra items that don’t fit in the cabin. Add to that the convenient storage cubbies throughout the Passport, and it really is a cargo superstar.

The Passport is highly capable, too. It is available in all-wheel drive models, and these get an incredible 8.1 inches of ground clearance. So, the 2020 Passport is ready for some mild off-road environments and can help you maintain traction on slippery roads.

Like the Equinox, the Passport also has excellent driver assistance features via its Honda Sensing suite of safety features. Between the cameras and sensors here, you should have the support you need to boost awareness and response time on the road.

We really like the four dynamic trims of the 2020 Passport, too. These offer a little something for everybody, and we’d love to walk you through them in person.

Full-Size: 2021 GMC Yukon

When we’re visited by families who need seating for up to eight and who want an ultra-comfortable cabin, we show them the 2021 GMC Yukon. It’s designed for carpool life and family road trips, and we know busy parents will love it.

The Yukon combines excellent performance features with one of the most convenient cabins you can find. On the performance front, it has an available Air Ride Adaptive Suspension; put simply, this feels like you’re riding on a cloud, smoothing out bumps in the road and creating a peaceful ride. It’s great for backseat nap time. However, the benefits of this system keep going because it actually lets drivers raise or lower the height of the Yukon at times when more ground clearance is needed.

There are three available engines for the 2021 Yukon: two V8s and a Turbo-Diesel. No matter which one you snag, you can expect serious towing power. Plus, you’ll always get the standard ten-speed automatic transmission that lets you take nice small steps when you’re trailering and accelerating.

On the comfort and convenience front, the Yukon has its Denali trim, which is considered by many to be the most comfortable and stunning luxury trim of any model from any manufacturer. With premium materials, highly adjustable seats, and heated and ventilated components, it’s a must-have for those who practically live in their vehicles.

Find a model with the available sliding center console, and you can easily store and access carpool essentials. The console isn’t the only thing that slides, though, as some models have sliding second-row captain’s chairs, making it easier for third-row passengers to get to their seats.

A grey 2021 GMC Yukon is shown from the front after leaving a used car dealership near Dayton.

Drive Home in the Ideal Used SUV Today

We would love to assist you in finding the next great used SUV for your Dayton life. We know you’ll find the vehicle you’re looking for on our lot because we’re always rolling in more inventory. We carry all of the best Chevrolet SUVs, as well as models from other top names. When you need an increased ride height, all-wheel drive capabilities, and extra interior space, you need an SUV. We are the dealership to work with if you want a friendly atmosphere, massive inventory, and amazing prices.

If you aren’t sure what features you need, meet with our team. Tell us what experience you’re looking to get out of your used SUV, and they will be able to point you in the right direction. We know exactly what features every model on our lot boasts. We’ll take time to answer all of your questions and work with you until we get you in a vehicle you love and that’s within your budget.