March 23rd, 2020 by

If you are in the market for a new or pre-owned Chevy vehicle, there are a few considerations you will need to make before you go in on a purchase. From fuel efficiency to budget and passenger space, different drivers have different needs and priorities. In this article, we’ll go over some of the things you need to take into consideration so you can get primed for making the best decision before you even step into the dealership.

What Kind of Budget Do You Have?

A major consideration that will affect the later decisions you make during the life of your vehicle is understanding a ballpark range of what your budget should be. This will serve to offset the other financial decisions that you make for your vehicle down the line. Now, when we say ballpark, we are referring to a three thousand to four thousand dollar range that you can expect to pay in total or in monthly installments. Spending on a vehicle that is well out of your budget or that you may not know was out of your budget can greatly cut into other expenses like vehicle upkeep and maintenance. At the same time, if you know you will need that certain kind of vehicle but it is still outside of your budget, try asking the dealership about special financing options. Dealers are open-minded when it comes to how they can help you select a vehicle you need, despite your current financial situation.

How Much Passenger Space Do You Need?

Space and seating are other considerations you need to take into account before you decide to make a purchase. Chevy trucks and SUVs can typically fit anywhere from five to nine passengers. That is quite a wide range so if you know that you will be transporting multiple people from point A to point B daily, you’ll want to go with a vehicle that fits eight to nine people. On the other hand, if you are used to driving in the city and don’t have much space for turning tight corners, then you will likely want to go with a vehicle that fits around five passengers. Take into account how many people you’ve driven around on average during the last few months and that can give you a gauge of how much seating you will require in your Chevy vehicle.

How Much Cargo Space Are You Looking For?

Similar to seating requirements, how much cargo you need is a function of how much space you require daily. Those larger vehicles that can fit eight to nine passengers will typically have more cargo space. Looking at Chevy SUVs in particular, many of these seats can be folded down to provide more cubic feet of space for whatever you are looking to transport. Space in Chevy SUVs, for example, ranges from roughly 18.7 cubic feet to 39.3 cubic feet. Again, take stock of what you do daily and factor that into the type of vehicle you plan to purchase.

What Kind of Fuel Efficiency Are You Looking For?

Fuel efficiency is a very important consideration for a few different reasons. If you are an environmentally conscious person, then you will want to go with an option that is more fuel-efficient. The same can be said for drivers that might not be as environmentally conscious but want to save money on their gas expenses. Typically, the smaller vehicles will allow for more fuel-efficiency, however, it also depends on how much power and energy the engine ends up consuming. You’ll find a variety of different models with different fuel estimations from 23 MPG to 39 MPG on the highway. While other factors like vehicle maintenance and upkeep as well as how often you drive and your driving behavior play a role in determining how much gas mileage you can get, this range is a base value you can expect from a vehicle.

It is a great idea to take these considerations into account when deciding on what the best Chevy is right for you. Whether you are looking for a more spacious vehicle that can fit more cubic feet worth of cargo or a lighter vehicle that can quickly turn corners in the city, Chevy will have the option there for you. If cost is a prohibitive factor in your decision-making, make sure to speak with the dealer for alternative financing options. If you are in the market for a new or pre-owned vehicle, contact us today to see how we can help you.

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