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8 Best Used Chevrolets Under $20,000

Drivers looking for reliable transportation at a good value should consider a used Chevrolet. With a wide variety in the brand’s lineup, from sedans to trucks to SUVs to sports cars, there’s a used Chevy out there for just about everyone.

Here are eight great used Chevrolets you can find on Autotrader for under $20,000 in 2020.

2018 Chevrolet Camaro

2016-2018 Chevrolet Camaro

The Chevy Camaro has long been famous for its combination of performance and value. Also, it’s just plain cool. The Camaro is a great sports car bargain when it’s new, and it’s an even better one on the used market. You’re unlikely to find any V8-equipped SS versions of the current-generation Camaro that came out for 2016 at this price point, but used 4-cylinder and V6 variants are creeping below the $20k mark, making them a great buy. These Camaros are a blast to drive no matter which engine is under the hood. Find a Chevrolet Camaro for sale

2018 Chevrolet Colorado

2015-2019 Chevrolet Colorado

After a brief hiatus of a few years, the Chevy Colorado came back stronger and better than ever, starting in 2015 as the brand’s midsize pickup truck entry. It has strong towing and hauling capabilities, especially when it’s equipped with the optional V6 or Duramax turbo-diesel engine. The ride is composed and comfortable, and the interior is nicer than you might expect from a rugged pickup. The 4-door crew cab is also roomy enough for family duty. Whether you need a truck for work or you just want a pickup, a used Colorado is great for both work and play. Find a Chevrolet Colorado for sale

2018 Chevrolet Equinox

2018-2019 Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevy Equinox got a nice redesign for the 2018 model year, and the current generation of this compact crossover is already pretty easy to find used for under $20k. The Equinox is refined, agile and stylish, and it does a great job combining the efficiency and easy driveability of a compact car with the versatility of an SUV. The base engine is more than adequate for the daily commute, and it’s good on gas, but we recommend upgrading to the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder for some extra punch and a greater fun-to-drive factor. Find a Chevrolet Equinox for sale

2018 Chevrolet Impala

2014-2019 Chevrolet Impala

If you’re looking for a roomy, comfortable sedan at a great price, then look no further than a used Chevrolet Impala. The Impala is being put out to pasture by Chevy as it shifts more of its focus toward SUVs, but the Impala is worth considering for shoppers looking for a steal on a modern family sedan. The Impala has cavernous interior space, and a budget of $20k can easily get you one of the top trims, which include luxuries like leather seating, a Wi-Fi hotspot (which became standard in 2015), modern driver assistance technology, remote start and much more. Find a Chevrolet Impala for sale

2018 Chevrolet Silverado

2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado

A list of used Chevrolets wouldn’t be complete without a full-size truck. The Chevrolet Silverado is a favorite in full-size pickups for its strong record of dependability and capability. Not only does it get fantastic scores for safety and reliability, but the Silverado also offers a potent lineup of muscular engine options, a smooth, comfortable ride and technology features that are easy to use. There’s a wide variety within the Silverado’s model range, from the bare-bones WT model up to the surprisingly luxurious upper trims and anything in-between, which means there’s a used Silverado for every truck buyer. Find a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for sale

2007-2014 Chevrolet Tahoe

2009-2014 Chevrolet Tahoe

Families looking for one rig that can do it all should consider the Chevy Tahoe. The Tahoe is a full-size SUV with trucklike capabilities and minivan-like family-friendliness. It has three rows of seats and muscular V8 engines. Whether you’re out for a grocery run or bringing the family to the lake while towing a boat, the Tahoe can do just about everything you could ask of it without breaking a sweat. It even gets pretty good fuel economy for such a big V8-powered SUV. If you’re looking for something even bigger, consider the longer, roomier Chevy Suburban of a similar vintage, which can also be found in this price range. Find a Chevrolet Tahoe for sale

2017 Chevrolet Traverse

2013-2017 Chevrolet Traverse

It may not be as muscular as the Tahoe, but the more carlike Chevrolet Traverse is an excellent choice for families looking for a minivan alternative. The Traverse has three generous rows of seats and isn’t like other 3-row crossovers, where the third row is terribly cramped, even for children. It also has plenty of cargo space to boot. This Chevy also carries the safety and reliability scores you want in a family vehicle. A budget of $20k can get you a really nice used Traverse, like the LTZ trim, which gives you modern safety tech, leather seats, a heated steering wheel, navigation and much more. Find a Chevrolet Traverse for sale

2017 Chevrolet Volt

2016-2019 Chevrolet Volt

The Chevy Volt is an often-overlooked plug-in hybrid, which is a shame because it’s such a great car. The second-generation Volt that came out in 2016 has an all-electric range that is still very impressive today: 53 miles on a full charge. You won’t have the range anxiety that comes with an EV because the Volt also has a gas engine that kicks in when the battery dies. It’s smooth, quiet and comfortable, and it’s packed with modern technology, including a user-friendly infotainment system. It’s also a little sportier than you might expect, with quick acceleration and agile handling. Find a Chevrolet Volt for sale

Chris O'Neill
Chris O'Neill is an author specializing in competitive analysis, consumer recommendations, and adventure-driven enthusiast content. A lifelong car enthusiast, he worked in the auto industry for a bit, helping Germans design cars for Americans, and now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. He runs an Instagram account, @MountainWestCarSpotter, which in his own words is "actually pretty good", and has a... Read More about Chris O'Neill

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