Looking for a Commuter? Check Out These Chevy Vehicles

December 9th, 2022 by

A white 2015 Chevy Volt is shown from the front driving on an open road.

When people begin to look for their next vehicle, whether used or new, one of the biggest selling points that they consider revolves around fuel economy. Drivers don’t want to stop multiple times to fill up the tank with their hard-earned money. They don’t want to get stranded somewhere because the vehicle’s MPG metrics are off. They don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars every few months on getting to and from school, the store, or work.

To that end, Chevrolet’s roster of vehicles includes many that are more economical where fuel is concerned, perfect for those drivers who are looking for ways to save money, be a little more eco-friendly, and still drive something that looks good, sounds good, and runs well. Even older models retain a good fuel rating, so if you’re looking for a used Chevy, there are plenty of options available to you, from cars to SUVs. Chevy is committed to being more economical and eco-friendly, working with groups across the United States to support more clean energy projects, which means we’re likely to see a rise in alternative power sources for vehicles. Until they become widely available, however, getting a vehicle that has a great MPG is essential, and as your used Chevy dealer, we can help you find one.

Volts of Power

The Chevy Volt, a compact car, is a plug-in hybrid, meaning it depends on both an electric motor and a gasoline-powered engine. Hybrid vehicles are an excellent middle ground between eco-friendly and practical. If you’ve got electric power stations to charge at near your residence, this promises to be the most economically friendly option for you at Chevrolet. With a full charge and full tank of gas, your MPGe will be somewhere around 106 combined. That’s right––over one hundred miles per gallon equivalent for the 2016-2019 Volts.

This hatchback is excellent for daily driving, but it also functions well as a road trip, vacation, or long-distance vehicle. You’ll fly on by the line of cars waiting for space to open up at Visitor Centers, and you’ll be able to avoid the anxiety that comes with being stuck in traffic on a low tank of gas. Being able to conserve fuel and funds means you won’t have to budget extra and can use that money elsewhere. With all the money you save, you can outfit the Volt with extra features and accessories to make it your ultimate travel companion.

A white 2019 Chevy Spark is shown from the side parked in front of a building.

Spark Your Interest

The Chevrolet Spark is understandably near the top of the list for gasoline-powered vehicles. While not a hybrid or EV, it will still net you high mile per gallon ratings. The models from 2015 to its discontinuation in 2022 get around 34 MPG combined, which is typically plenty for a day’s worth of commuting, running errands, and appointments, even if you’ve got just half a tank. If you have long distances to travel, the little Spark can help you go a whole week on one tank of gas.

Specifically, the gasoline-powered Spark from the fourth generation will give you around 29 MPG in the city and 38 MPG on the highway, so depending on your route, you might find yourself going longer between gas station stops. This not only benefits your budget, but it also helps to save you time that could be spent on things you actually like to do with people you love. If you’re looking for a smaller hatchback vehicle for daily trips around town, the Chevy Spark is a great option. Take one around the block and see what you think.

Blaze a Trail

Looking for something bigger than a car but still want great gas mileage? Chevy has you covered with the Trailblazer, a subcompact, sporty SUV that can fit the entire family and still conserve fuel. Originally a trim of the Blazer, it became its own model in 2002, was discontinued, then was brought back by Chevy in 2021. Generally, when people think of fuel-saving vehicles, they don’t consider SUVs to be in that category. However, with Chevy’s dedication to working on reducing its carbon output came a desire to be as fuel-conscious as possible, thereby calling for new technology and a better understanding of what’s needed to ensure that their vehicles were capable of providing better miles per gallon than previous iterations.

The Trailblazer from 2021 has an average fuel economy rating of 29 MPG in the city, and 33 MPG on the highway, for an average of 31 MPG. This might not seem like much when compared to a hybrid or electric vehicle, but it is rather astonishing when compared to competitors and even smaller vehicles. That’s a difference that can add up fast when you’re dropping the kids off at school, taking the dog to the park, and running errands every day.

A red 2019 Chevy Equinox is shown from the front parked in an open lot after leaving a used Chevy dealer.

The Equinox Approaches

Need a bit more space than a car but less space than a full-size SUV? The Chevy Equinox is a compact SUV, big enough for the family, but small enough that it doesn’t guzzle fuel like its bigger siblings can. Owning an SUV definitely comes along with some perks, like more ground clearance, storage space, and a classy look. A versatile vehicle is not always fuel-conscious, but with the 2018 or 2019 Equinox, you’ll get, on average, 28 MPG in the city and 39 MPG on the highway, for a combined 32 MPG, which is vastly different from the larger SUVs and pickups that struggle to get more than 16 MPG. Whether you want an SUV for any of the above reasons or have a different list of reasons, if you want to save on gas, then the Chevy Equinox might be right up your alley. You won’t regret spending less money on fuel or having extra space for all your equipment, tools, or camping gear.

Gas Guzzlers Begone

Big, fuel-feasting vehicles are becoming a thing of the past. With more concern about the environment and a need to alleviate the destructive qualities of our technology, companies like Chevrolet have stepped up to provide people with safer, cleaner energy, as well as options for those who still rely on gasoline to power their vehicles. Eventually, a time may come when even hybrid vehicles are out of use, with the population relying solely on clean energy. North America isn’t quite there yet, so in the meantime, drivers will have to take what’s available, and luckily, Chevrolet has ensured that drivers do have better options than there were in the past.

Not only can you pick between different sizes of vehicles, you can choose from various trim levels and additional features to make sure that you are completely happy with your purchase and not just putting up with a lot of things you dislike because the fuel economy is so good. If you’re interested in purchasing a new-to-you vehicle, and you don’t want a gas guzzler, then do yourself a favor and check out Chevy’s line of budget-friendly, fuel-conscious vehicles. You don’t have to choose between comfortable and practical, or between sporty or boring. You can have it all when you buy a used Chevy, and we can help you find it here at Guntersville Chevrolet.

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