Sport utility vehicles have become the lifestyle choice for so many Americans. With a perfect combination of versatility, dependability, and drivability, SUVs have shown that they can be a better value proposition for drivers by fulfilling so many tasks. Sedans and coupes may seem easier to drive. However, you can’t fit over five passengers in a sedan. In addition, sedans and coupes don’t perform very well in snow. Nothing can haul as much cargo and tow as heavy a load as a pickup truck. However, you still can’t fit more than six passengers in your pickup, and trucks just don’t handle as easily as a coupe, sedan, or SUV. Only SUVs can give you the cargo space, passenger space, and drivability you want in a vehicle. In addition, today’s SUVs can be as luxurious as the top-of-the-line coupes and sedans, making that comparison a bit of a wash. Finally, SUVs come in all shapes and sizes to meet your wants and needs. No lineup of SUVs is as diverse as Chevy SUVs. From small and compact SUVs like the Equinox and Trax to midsize SUVs like the Blazer and Traverse, there is a Chevrolet SUV for every driver. Best of all, Chevy even offers a fully-electric SUV, the Bolt EV. This model is perfect for those who are concerned about the environment or just want to stop paying so much at the pump.
If you are in the market for an SUV, you really have to look no further than Chevrolet.
Small and Compact SUVs
Small and compact SUVs are perfect for young people just starting their careers, young couples just starting their families, and older couples who are now empty nesters. They are easy to drive since many are built on the same platforms as sedans. They also tend to be more fuel-efficient, since they are lighter and have smaller engines than larger SUVs. Yet, they are still roomier and easier to get into and out of than sedans and coupes. Best of all, they are really affordable, a great feature for a young person on an entry-level salary or an older person on a fixed income.
The 2021 Chevy Trailblazer
The newest member of the Chevy SUV family is the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer. This crossover has some amazing lines, giving it a profile like a miniaturized Chevy Blazer. It has a base MSRP of $19,000 and seats up to 5 passengers. It comes standard with front-wheel drive with the option for all-wheel drive. Despite its small and sporty appearance, the Trailblazer has plenty of room, with up to 54.4 cubic feet of cargo space.
The 2020 Chevy Trax
The delightful 2020 Chevy Trax has a base MSRP of $21,300, making it extremely affordable. The adorable compact SUV has plenty of room for up to five passengers, and a maximum cargo capacity of 48.4 cubic feet, plenty of space for all of your stuff. It comes equipped with a highly efficient 1.4-liter turbocharged ECOTEC engine. This can give you up to 26 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway, so you will spend less money at the gas pump and more time enjoying driving your Trax. The Trax is not just cute to look at, but it is also fun to drive.
The 2020 Chevy Equinox
If you need a little more room, then you should consider the 2020 Chevy Equinox. This small SUV also seats up to five passengers but has a slightly roomier interior than the Trax. The base MSRP on the Equinox is $23,800. The Equinox can also fit plenty of cargo, with a maximum cargo capacity of 63.9 cubic feet.
The Equinox comes equipped with a 1.5-liter turbo engine that can give you some incredible fuel efficiency, an estimated 26 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway. If you want more power, a 2.0-liter turbo engine is available that comes paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. This is so powerful, it can help you tow up to 3,500 pounds.
Just how good is the Chevy Equinox? It is the highest-ranked compact SUV in initial and long-term quality from J.D. Power. In addition, the National Highway Transportation Safety Association (“NHTSA”) gave the Equinox five stars for overall vehicle safety. That may be because of all the standard safety features that Chevrolet gave the Equinox, including automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, front pedestrian braking, IntelliBeam headlights, forward collision alert, and a rear vision camera.
The 2020 Chevy Bolt EV
The final small SUV from Chevy is the all-electric 2020 Bolt EV. This futuristically-styled EV looks like it came right out of an episode of the Jetsons. By going green, you will also save a lot of green, as the Bolt EV has an estimated range of 259 miles on just one full charge of its battery. Just like the Equinox, the Bolt EV received a five-star rating from the NHTSA. The base MSRP on the Bolt EV is $36,620, but you will more than make up for this cost with the savings you will have on fuel.
Midsize SUVs are one of the most popular classes of vehicles on the road today. They provide a roomy interior, larger cargo spaces, and a bigger profile than their compact and small SUV relatives. The midsize SUV is the ideal choice for a growing family, giving you a bigger vehicle as your kids get bigger. Also, bigger kids tend to have bigger things they want you to transport for them.
The 2020 Chevy Blazer
Currently, Chevrolet offers two midsize SUVs, the two-row Blazer, and the three-row Traverse. The 2020 Chevy Blazer has a base MSRP of $28,800 and can seat up to five passengers. It has a very sporty appearance with sleek lines, but still has plenty of room for you, your passengers and your stuff, with 64.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first row of seats.
The Blazer comes with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that comes paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission and has been rated to provide up to 21 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway. There are also two optional engines, a 3.6-liter V6 and a 2.0-liter turbo that should be available on Blazers later this year. The 3.6-liter V6 won’t hurt you at the pump either, as it is rated to provide up to 19 miles per gallon in city driving and 26 miles per gallon on the highway. This engine also gives you the power to tow up to 4,500 pounds when it’s properly equipped.
The 2020 Chevy Traverse
If you are in the market for a midsize SUV that can seat more passengers, then you should consider the 2020 Chevy Traverse. It has an MSRP of $29,800 and seats up to 8 passengers, making it one of the best values for a three-row midsize SUV on the market today. Not just that, but the Traverse received a five-star rating for overall vehicle safety from the NHTSA. The Traverse features a very efficient and powerful 3.6-liter V6 engine, making this SUV capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds.
The engine also gives you an exceptional fuel economy for a car of this size, with up to 18 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway. There is plenty of interior space for you and your passengers in the three rows of seats, so no one will feel cramped. In addition, when the second and third-row are folded down, the Traverse will have up to 98.2 cubic feet of cargo space.
Whether you have a big family, or plenty of friends, or like having a big vehicle for work or adventures, full-size SUVs give you the size, versatility, and dependability to meet your needs.
The 2020 Chevy Tahoe
The 2020 Chevy Tahoe is the three-row SUV you need if you are looking to transport up to 9 passengers from place-to-place. Going on a long trip? No problem. The Tahoe has room for up to 94.7 cubic feet of cargo behind the first row of seats. And you will go in style as the Tahoe may be the most luxurious three-row, full-size SUV on the market today. As for drivability, the Tahoe features a powerful 5.3-liter V8 engine with the strength to tow up to 8,600 pounds.
In addition, it has a solid fuel efficiency of 15 miles per gallon in the city and an astounding 22 miles per gallon on the highway. If you feel like you need more power, Chevy offers the Tahoe with an optional 6.2-liter V8 engine that will give your SUV extra get-up-and-go.
J.D. Power recently named the Tahoe the highest-ranked large SUV in initial quality, while Kelley Blue Book awarded the Tahoe its five-year cost to own award for 2020. The Tahoe has a base MSRP of $49,000, which is a lot of SUV for a reasonable price.
The 2020 Chevy Suburban
Most SUVs represent a compromise between passenger space and cargo space. Often, if you are looking to move furniture, you’ll have to fold down the rear seats to make space. Conversely, if you are looking to go on a long road trip with a large family or a lot of friends, then you may not have much space for luggage. With the 2020 Chevy Suburban, you will have to compromise no more. Like the Tahoe, the Suburban can seat up to 9 passengers. However, the Suburban gives you even more cargo space, 121.7 cubic feet behind the first row of seats.
Like the Tahoe, the Suburban features a 5.3-liter V8 engine with a 6.2-liter V8 available as well. However, there is a full 39.3 cubic feet behind the third row, plenty of room for all the luggage you and your eight guests will be taking along on that road trip of a lifetime.
Chevy SUVs put you in the driver’s seat when it comes to choosing the size and type of SUV for you. Stop by your local Chevy dealer and test-drive one today.