5 Best Chevy Models for Heavy Commuters

December 9th, 2022 by

After years of selling cars in Boardman and Youngstown, we’ve found that Ohio drivers have as many different driving preferences as there are car models. Some people want a roomy, comfortable vehicle to fit their whole family, others want a powerful SUV with a high towing capacity, and still, others want to find the most compact, fuel-efficient vehicle money can buy.

Heavy commuters especially favor the latter, as cars with good fuel economy that are easy to maneuver and park make their lives more hassle-free (and affordable). For the people that face a long drive to and from work every day, or maybe your vehicle is your office, the vehicles below were made for you.

Chevrolet Trax

Chevrolet Trax 1LT. Silver Ice Metallic exterior paint, 16" Painted-Aluminum Wheels, Body colored door handles, Luggage Rack Side-rails, LED Tailamps, Silver-painted rear skidplate, Rear liftgate body color applique, Deep-tinted rear windows and liftgate glass.

Commuters who want the comfort of an SUV can still get the car of their dreams without giving up fuel efficiency. The Chevrolet Trax is a compact SUV that still delivers a good mpg rating and range for heavy commuters and is also one of the most affordable options on the market.

Drivers can expect a rating of 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway with the front-wheel-drive version and approximately 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway with the all-wheel-drive version of the vehicle. The front-wheel drive also delivers a slightly better range thanks to this rating, with a full tank allowing the driver a range of 378 miles versus a range of 364 miles for the all-wheel drive models.

In addition to the excellent SUV fuel economy ratings, the Trax provides luxurious, highly adjustable leatherette seats and an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto options. Drivers who spend a lot of time reclining in their cars on lengthy, often traffic-filled, commutes will appreciate the available entertainment and comfort.

Chevrolet Malibu

2021 Red Chevrolet Malibu Driving down a city street

Commuters will rarely find a better bang for their gas buck than with the Chevrolet Malibu. This practical, compact sedan gets one of the best mpg ratings of any Chevy on the market. Drivers happy with 160 horsepower can pick the LS, RS, or LT trim level on the 2022 Chevy Malibu and get a whopping 29 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.

Even those who opt for the more powerful Premier trim with an engine that produces 250 horsepower will get a fairly good rating of 22 mpg in the city and 33 on the highway.

Chevy Bolt Electric Utility Vehicle (EUV)

2023 chevy bolt euv exterior grey

What provides better fuel economy than an electric vehicle? This compact Chevy has a 288-cell, quick-charging 65 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which provides a range of around 259 miles per charge. Its small size makes it ideal for navigating congested city streets, as well as easily finding parking.

In the current era of high gas prices, the Bolt EUV is also a very budget-friendly option overall. In fact, the Bolt EUV has already been voted one of the top commuter-friendly vehicles in the U.S.

Check out our current inventory for new Bolt EUVs, as their extreme popularity means they sell out fast.

Chevy Equinox

2021 Chevrolet Equinox RS

Some commuters don’t travel alone. For those who carpool or drop off and pick up several children on their way to work, the Chevy Equinox may be the right choice for you. This compact SUV combines a roomy interior with a surprisingly efficient exterior design. Luxurious and spacious enough to be comfortable for five passengers while also compact enough to fit into tight urban parking spaces, the Chevy Equinox is the perfect car for families who spend a lot of time on the road every day.

Though the Trax is also a spacious SUV made for families, the Equinox offers more horsepower and torque. The Equinox also has more cargo space, with a total of 63.9 cubic feet available as opposed to the Trax’s 48.4 cubic feet. If you frequently carry around a lot of equipment for your kids or work, the Equinox can easily fit a lot more in its cargo space and take the stress out of loading up your car.

Parents who want to go the extra mile to ensure they and their children stay safe will appreciate the Safety Assist features that come standard on the Equinox. We offer the brand new 2023 Chevrolet Equinox starting at an MSRP of $28,795.

Chevy Blazer

2022 chevy trailblazer SUV on city road

Drivers who have an extra-long commute on the highway, as opposed to mostly city streets, will appreciate the horsepower and acceleration of the Chevy Blazer. This roomy midsize crossover helps you reach your destination rapidly yet safely while easily overtaking slow commuters on the highway.

Though the 2023 Blazer can deliver 228 horsepower, it doesn’t completely sacrifice fuel efficiency, as it still gets a decent rating of 22 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The advanced and easy-to-use infotainment system comes standard with Apple Carplay and Android Auto features so that you can connect your smartphone in one easy step.

We offer the brand new 2023 Chevrolet Blazer starting at an MSRP of $36,195, and offer used options manufactured as recently as 2019 to 2022, starting at an MSRP of $33,235.

Are you looking for a car to make your commute faster, more comfortable, and more fuel efficient? Contact us or drop by Cochran Chevrolet today and browse our many available options. Let our team at #1 Cochran answer any questions or concerns you may have to help get you in a new vehicle today.

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