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7 Best Used Chevrolets Under $30,000

One of the things we love about the Chevrolet brand is the variety in its model range, from exciting sports cars to capable trucks to family-friendly SUVs and even a practical EV. With a budget of $30,000, you can get a fantastic, modern, gently used Chevy car, truck or SUV that you can count on.

Here are seven of the best used Chevrolets you can find on Autotrader under $30,000 for 2020.

2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017-2020 Chevrolet Bolt

The Chevrolet Bolt is a revolutionary electric car. It’s not the first mass-market EV, but it’s one of the first mainstream electric cars to achieve a range of over 200 miles. The Bolt has been around long enough that it’s fairly easy to find used examples under the $30k mark, especially if you live in an area where EVs are popular. The Bolt is pretty spacious for a compact hatchback, and it has more get-up-and-go than you might expect. The advanced technology isn’t just in the EV powertrain: You also get plenty of interior tech features like modern driver assistance tech. With a range of 238 miles, this is one of the most practical and usable EVs on the used market. Find a Chevrolet Bolt for sale

2018 Chevrolet Camaro

2016-2020 Chevrolet Camaro

The Chevrolet Camaro is an iconic name in cars that are both fun and affordable, and the current generation that began in 2016 continues that reputation. With your choice of an efficient turbocharged 4-cylinder, a balanced V6 or a muscular V8, there isn’t a bad engine under the hood of the Camaro. Available as a coupe or a convertible, the Camaro is great for anyone looking for a fun performance car or who just wants to drive something that looks cool. The Camaro also has a fantastic infotainment system, which improves the car’s everyday drivability. Find a Chevrolet Camaro for sale

2018 Chevrolet Colorado

2015-2020 Chevrolet Colorado

The current iteration of the Chevrolet Colorado that came out in 2015 is a clear leader in midsize pickup trucks. It has a lot of variety under the hood, ranging from the efficient base 4-cylinder to a more muscular V6 and even a turbo-diesel option with gobs of torque. This is a well-rounded truck that offers the best of both worlds in terms of capability and comfort. You can use it as a modern and comfortable daily driver during the week while doing some towing, hauling or off-roading on the weekend without skipping a beat. Find a Chevrolet Colorado for sale

2012 Chevrolet Corvette

2005-2013 Chevrolet Corvette

The Chevrolet Corvette to get under the $30k mark is the C6 model that came out in 2005. This iconic sports car does a fantastic job keeping up with much more expensive sports cars from luxury brands at a much lower cost. It’s also a high-performance sports car that is practical enough to drive every day, with a comfortable ride and a surprisingly roomy cargo hold. The Corvette got a new base engine for 2008 with more power and torque than its predecessor, making it worth keeping an eye out for if you can find one in this price range. Find a Chevrolet Corvette for sale

2018 Chevrolet Silverado

2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Drivers who are looking for a trusty full-size pickup truck but who don’t want to spend the cash on a brand new model should look to the previous generation of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The K2XX generation of the Silverado got a little more high tech and high class with the introduction of the luxurious High Country trim and the addition of various technologies like its user-friendly infotainment system and up to six USB ports. This Silverado has some of the highest safety and reliability scores in its competitive class, making it a truck you can really depend on. Its smooth ride, muscular engine lineup and impressive capabilities make it an excellent choice in used Chevrolets. Find a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for sale

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe

2015-2020 Chevrolet Tahoe

Families looking for one SUV that can do it all should definitely consider the Chevrolet Tahoe. There’s an all-new Tahoe on the way for 2021, but the current generation is still a great buy on the used market. It has a roomy, comfortable interior with three rows of seats, sharp styling and trucklike capabilities with your choice of two different V8 engines and available 4-wheel drive. If you want even more space, consider the longer Chevy Suburban, which can also be found in this price range. If you want a practical family SUV with some serious muscle under the hood, the Chevy Tahoe is the rig for you. Find a Chevrolet Tahoe for sale

2018 Chevrolet Traverse

2018-2020 Chevrolet Traverse

If you like the idea of a 3-row crossover for your family but need a third row of seats you can actually use, then a used Chevrolet Traverse is probably the SUV for you. Many SUVs in this class offer 3-row seating, but a lot of them are very cramped in the way back. The Traverse, however, is almost minivanlike in third-row legroom and accessibility. On top of that, the Traverse benefits from tons of standard tech features, a spacious cargo area and smooth, carlike ride quality. Not only is the interior super roomy, but it’s more comfortable and upscale than you might expect in this price range. Find a Chevrolet Traverse for sale

Eric Brandt
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 about Eric Brandt

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