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7 Good Used Chevrolets Under $5,000 for 2019

Chevrolet is a brand well known for value. You can certainly find a lot of good values when shopping for a new Chevy, but what about on the used market? Chevy has some great cars, trucks and SUVs that have depreciated to a point where they’re affordable for a lot of drivers, even drivers on a tight budget. Here are seven good used Chevrolets you can get for less than $5,000 in 2019.

2006-2013 Chevrolet Impala

2006-2013 Chevrolet Impala

If you need simple, reliable and safe family transportation or just a comfortable highway cruiser, this generation of the Chevrolet Impala could be right up your alley. It offers good power from its range of V6 engines, while returning respectable fuel economy for a car this size. You can even get one with a V8 with cylinder deactivation in the Impala SS. For something a little more sporty looking, you could check out the 2006-2007 Chevy Monte Carlo, which is basically a coupe version of the Impala. Find a Chevrolet Impala for sale

1999-2006 Chevrolet Silverado

1999-2006 Chevrolet Silverado

The Silverado of most of the 2000s still serves as a tough and reliable workhorse today on the used market. Some of them might have a lot of miles on the clock in this price range, but these are trucks famous for their durability and longevity, so don’t let a few miles scare you. The Silverado got a nice face-lift for the 2003 model year making it more closely resemble the Chevy Avalanche and we think the Silverado wears this face nicely. For a truck that’s a little more upscale, check out the GMC SierraFind a Chevrolet Silverado for sale

2000-2006 Chevrolet Tahoe

2000-2006 Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban

Speaking of tough Chevy trucks that are aging nicely, the full-size SUVs from the same era offer an excellent value for anyone looking for one vehicle that can do it all. The Tahoe and the longer Suburban are mechanically similar to the Silverado, but with the obvious difference being an SUV body. That means you get truck like capability plus some serious family-hauling abilities with lots of room for passengers and cargo. An older Tahoe or a Suburban isn’t just a good value in used Chevrolets, it’s a good value in SUVs in general.Find a Chevrolet Tahoe for sale or Find a Chevrolet Suburban for sale

2004-2007 Chevrolet Malibu

2004-2007 Chevrolet Malibu

This generation of the Chevy Malibu is significant for offering a 5-door wagon variant called the Malibu Maxx, the first midsize Chevy hatchback since the Corsica of the 1980s. Sadly, the Malibu Maxx only survived one generation, but it’s kind of a cool, quirky alternative to the sedan, which is also a great, budget-friendly used car. You have your choice of an inline-four engine, a 3.5-liter V6 and a bigger, higher-performance 3.9-liter V6 in the Malibu SS, which was only made for the 2006-2007 model years. The Malibu SS also added a sporty appearance package, sport seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Find a Chevrolet Malibu for sale

2006-2011 Chevrolet HHR

2006-2011 Chevrolet HHR

Speaking of wagons, the Chevy HHR was a practical wagon with retro styling that still stands out today. On top of its versatile cargo and seating space, it also offers a smooth ride and pretty good fuel economy for a wagon in this class. Like many Chevys of this era, as you’re probably starting to notice, a sporty SS model was available, which used the same turbocharged engine as the Cobalt SS and a couple other small GM performance cars. This turned the HHR into something of a hot hatch that nicely blended performance and practicality. Find a Chevrolet HHR for sale

2002-2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer

2002-2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer

The Chevy Trailblazer was kind of the last of its kind in the sense that it was the last midsize SUV from Chevy with truck-like body-on-frame construction and rear-wheel drive (of course, 4-wheel drive was optional). It offered strong engines and had a roomy interior, making it a nice family car with a rugged attitude. A nice alternative to the Trailblazer is the mechanically identical GMC Envoy, which has a bit more of a refined aesthetic. Find a Chevrolet Trailbalzer for sale

2005-2008 Chevrolet Uplander

2005-2008 Chevrolet Uplander

Also the last of its kind was the Chevy Uplander, the final Chevrolet minivan before it was replaced by the Traverse 3-row crossover. Chevy’s last minivan was something a little different in its segment for having SUV like styling, but still offering minivan virtues like sliding doors and a roomy interior with three rows of seats. This minivan was shared across several GM brands creating the Saturn Relay, the Pontiac Montana SV6 and the Buick Terraza. No matter which one you pick, you’re getting a versatile family hauler for a great value. Find a Chevrolet Uplander for sale

Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt is an author specializing in Oversteer content, new car reviews, and finding the best car, truck, and SUV deals each month. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Eric can often be found exploring the north woods on his 1983 Honda Gold Wing when the weather allows it. Father of four, husband of one, and unapologetic minivan enthusiast. Eric mastered driving stick by having a 3-cylinder Chevy... Read More

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