Shopping For A Used Vehicle
More often than not, many drivers look to the used market for their next vehicle, or sometimes their first, due to the sheer amount of options that allow us to shop for a vehicle catered to our budget. Shopping for a used car for sale in Ohio has never been easier now that we have the internet at our fingertips. Now, we can do the bulk of our shopping online before even stepping foot onto our local car dealerships lot, including finding the vehicle, researching the vehicle, and checking that used vehicle’s history.
Based on our research on used vehicles in and around Ohio, we were able to find some really astonishing results through our local used car dealerships which we highly recommend, most notably, a 2019 Chevrolet Equinox listed below its average value price. The 2019 Equinox is one of literally over 1600+ results that came up regarding used Chevrolet vehicles within a 25-mile radius of Cincinnati, Ohio, meaning our choices were in an abundance when it came to finding the perfect vehicle for us.
2019 Chevrolet Equinox
The vehicle we’re highlighting is the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox, which we had found at a price of $18,367, a very respectable price for an Equinox. Of course, you’re going to find a used Equinox and at an entirely different price, possibly the model year, but as a different trim, color, mileage, and condition.
In general, the Equinox is going to provide you with plenty of features, space, and safety tech for you and your passengers, which makes the model an excellent pick. A majority of features from 2018 and 2019 made their way to the 2020 Equinox, such as engine choices and safety features, and because of that, spending extra money for a newer 2020 model wouldn’t be the ideal shopping choice since they share much of the same specs.
The 2019 Chevy Equinox comes standard with the same 4-cylinder 1.5L engine you can find in the 2018 model, and it makes an appearance again in the 2020 Equinox. This engine will give you an EPA-rating of 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway and has a 15 gallon fuel tank capacity. You’ll also find this engine produces 170 hp and gets up to 203 lb-ft of torque. This 4-cylinder engine can perform some lighter towing tasks with a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 lbs.
The next engine available for 2018, 2019, and 2020 Equinox vehicles is a 2.0L turbo engine paired with a 9-speed automatic engine that can produce a much stronger 252 hp with 260 lb-ft of torque. Alongside this engine, we see a Tow/Haul mode button, which upon pressing, will automatically adjust the transmission. This results in a towing capacity of up to 3,500 lbs. If you’re more interested in diesel engines, shopping used becomes the only option as the 2018 and 2019 Equinox both contain a 1.6L turbo-diesel engine paired with a 6-speed automatic that produces 137 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. It also supports up to a 1,500 lb maximum towing capacity and is simply absent from the 2020 Equinox. This engine achieves an impressive EPA-estimate of 39 mpg on the highway with a 15.6 gal tank capacity.
The addition of an extra engine we can equip our Equinox with is one of the many reasons shopping used can be the smarter shopping choice as each year, more car manufacturers replace or even remove features entirely. But used vehicles will always let us retain our choices for our perfect vehicle.
Some other features received with the Equinox includes 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, keyless ignition, an adjustable steering wheel with built-in media controls, and 4-wheel disc brakes. The tires fitted onto our Equinox are all-season tires that performed adequately through harsher terrains in addition to deep puddles and light winter driving. These tires are sometimes considered the middle ground between summer and winter tires, making them the choice for plenty of drivers. Speaking of tires, the Equinox includes a built-in tire pressure monitoring system, ensuring your tires will never be under-inflated
Built-In Safety Features
The center of the Equinox features a screen that serves a few notable purposes; first, this screen acts as the main backup camera display, which makes backing out of a parking space or driveways a whole lot safer. Second, this screen will serve as the central hub for all media controls, plus the integration of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This vehicle has a WiFi hotspot built-in so us and our passengers could connect their internet devices with ease. Phone calls are safer due to the handsfree Bluetooth integration, which means we never have to take our hands off of the wheel to answer our phones using the steering wheel’s built-in controls.
The 2019 Equinox also has a significant interest in your security and safety with its large number of airbags implemented into the vehicle plus an anti-theft system with a built-in telematics system. What a telematics system does is essentially act as a tracker should you ever need to locate your vehicle in an emergency.
Chevrolet MyLink is an available option for each Equinox driver, linked to the display in the center of your vehicle which we can customize to our personal liking including the apps we desire which are available to download and install such as music apps or audiobooks, and even lets us remove the apps we don’t want. Chevrolet MyLink works with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and lets you make phone calls or answer text messages without ever needing to pick up your device. A few apps that Chevrolet recommends for MyLink customers include SiriusXM Radio, Pandora Internet Radio, and Stitcher which is a platform for podcasts.
Teen Driver Technology is another feature built into the Chevrolet MyLink which introduces features to protect teenage drivers such as setting a volume limit for music, or muting it altogether if a front-seat passenger or driver aren’t wearing their seatbelts, plus an in-vehicle report card which will alert parents if any of the safety features were triggered while their teenager was driving the vehicle. Chevrolet MyLink works in tandem with the 4G WiFi hotspot built into the Equinox, allowing you and your passengers to connect seamlessly.
Using The Tools Given To You
As we said earlier, utilizing the many internet tools that are available to everyone these days really does make shopping for a vehicle a fun and exciting adventure rather than a strenuous one. Websites such as your local used car dealership will give you a complete rundown on the vehicle you are interested in and will tell you information regarding its history. It’s nearly impossible to miss a beat these days when it comes to used car shopping.
No matter what your budget may be, quickly refining your search to what fits your needs will grant you the best results since no one understands what you want in a vehicle more than you. The 2019 Chevy Equinox serves as a prime example of great deals found within the used market, especially around Ohio, and it doesn’t take long to find a vehicle with respectable mileage for a reasonable price. Thanks in part to internet tools such as our local used car dealerships, we are more than excited to see how the industry shapes over the next 5 to 10 years, as even the most current offerings will one day be on the used market, as goes the cycle.