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4 Fabulous Chevy SUVs to Buy Used

Since SUVs are typically bigger than cars and, therefore, require more materials, they tend to be more expensive, which can make them feel out of reach for drivers on a budget. Luckily, there are plenty of high-quality used SUVs for sale that are more affordable but still extremely capable of serving drivers for many miles to come.

But researching used models can be tricky since you have to add mileage and model year to the list of factors you’re looking at, alongside size, model, trim, and other considerations. If you’re looking for a Chevy SUV that won’t break the bank but still has all of the features you need to enjoy your time behind the wheel, then consider the following four models; these are well-rounded, versatile, and run the gamut from subcompact to full-size, so there should surely be something that’ll fit your needs. A range of model years has been included for each one, so you know what to look for when you head to the dealership.

1) The Chevy Equinox (2022-2024)

The Equinox is a popular compact SUV that handles well on the road while still providing plenty of space for passengers and cargo. In addition to being fun to drive, it also comes with plenty of tech features to keep you entertained, connected, and safe on the road. This model’s configurations include plenty of options, such as trim levels that range from the affordable LS and LT to the sporty RS and luxurious Premier and both efficient front-wheel drive and higher-traction all-wheel drive.

While older models of the Equinox certainly don’t need to be avoided, we recommend sticking to the 2022 model year or newer. The 2022 Equinox received a styling refresh that makes it look significantly more modern than what came before, so it’s a better choice for those who want to get a better deal on a used vehicle without broadcasting to the world that they’re driving an older model.

This is also the year that the athletic RS trim was added to the lineup, offering drivers a unique red and black interior and black exterior accents that give this SUV more personality. If looks don’t matter much to you, then you could go as far back as the 2020 model year to get a similar tech setup, with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as well as a standard slate of driver assistance features, including automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, and automatic high beams.

A white 2021 Chevy Tahoe Z71 is shown driving on a dirt road.

2) The Chevy Blazer (2021-2024)

Blazer is a name with a long history at Chevrolet, but while the original model (which was discontinued after the 2004 model year) was a rugged off-roader, the one that debuted for the 2019 model year is a sleek midsize crossover SUV that has engaging driving dynamics on paved roads. It’s perfect for those who need more space than the Equinox can provide but don’t want to get something so big it makes maneuvering in tight spaces a pain. On top of its functional features, it’s also a stylish choice with plenty of personality.

While the 2019 and 2020 models have a lot to offer, the 2021 model received some significant upgrades that make it worth considering more highly. The Chevy Safety Assist suite is expanded so that it now comes standard on all trims except for the base L and 1LT trims, so you can go as low as 2LT without missing out on helpful features that can help you stay aware of your surroundings and avoid accidents.

While the trailering package was previously only available on models equipped with AWD, there are 2021 Blazers that have more efficient front-wheel drive and can tow up to 4,500 lbs instead of the base limit of 1,500 lbs. This gives you more options to choose from, so it’s easier to find something that works for you.

3) The Chevy Tahoe (2021-2024)

If you need space for more than five people and don’t want a cramped third row that doesn’t have enough legroom for adults, the full-size Tahoe is a smart choice. It’s not quite as long as the Suburban, but it still has plenty of space for everyone and everything you want to bring on the road, plus a towing capacity of up to 8,400 lbs, so you’re not even limited to its cavernous interior space. Its quiet cabin makes it easy to enjoy conversation with your passengers, some driving music, or the latest episode of your favorite podcast.

The Tahoe entered a new generation for the 2021 model year, and it got a significant slate of improvements beyond just tech and styling upgrades. An efficient diesel engine was added to the powertrain lineup, so you can get the torque you need for heavy towing without having to burn through too much fuel. New trims were added, too: the rugged Z71 has off-road capability that makes it great for camping trips and outdoor adventures, and the High Country has a luxurious look with plenty of standard comfort and convenience features.

The Z71, Premier, and High Country trims have adaptive dampers that adjust to road conditions to give you a smooth ride wherever you go. But lower trims aren’t left in the lurch; every 2021 Tahoe has forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and an infotainment system with an available 10.2-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and plenty of charging ports throughout the cabin.

A silver 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV is shown driving on a city street.

4) The Chevy Bolt EUV (2022-2023)

Going all-electric isn’t just great for the environment; it also lets you charge your SUV at home or in the parking lot of your local shopping center, so you don’t have to make an extra stop to get gas. Plus, the price of electricity tends to be more stable than the price of gas since it comes from more sources and is less likely to be affected by supply chain bottlenecks. On top of all that, EVs are quiet and fun to drive. The one thing keeping buyers from going electric is price—but that’s where an affordable pre-owned model comes in!

The Bolt EUV is a subcompact SUV with an all-electric powertrain that provides 247 miles of range on a full charge. It was considered a highly affordable EV even when it was new, so used options are well within the budgets of most drivers. It debuted for the 2022 model year, after Chevy had been producing the Bolt EV hatchback since the 2017 model year, gaining expertise in how to make an affordable electric vehicle that’s practical for everyday driving.

All models of the Bolt EUV can be charged on a standard home outlet for versatile charging, though getting a 240-volt outlet installed at home will make things quicker, and the very fastest charging is available at public DC Fast Charging stations, which can add 95 miles of range in as little as half an hour. And since it debuted so recently, all Bolt EUVs have modern tech features like a large touchscreen, a digital gauge display, automatic emergency braking, and lane-keep assist. Available features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Alexa Built-In, remote start, and an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot.

This model was only produced for the 2022 and 2023 model years since Chevy decided to shift its focus to electric versions of more popular nameplates like the Blazer and Silverado 1500. But because it’s more obscure, it’s easier to get a great deal on one—and because there are only two model years to choose from, it’s easy to research all of your options and find the best one for you.